U.K. - Wine World FDW
- How A Still Works
The freezer system of increasing alcohol
"I must remind everyone that in the UK, it is legal to own a still,
but it is illegal to use it to make alcohol."
- it is illegal to use it to make--- In
Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
> How A Still WorksWal
> The freezer system of increasing alcohol
This is a strange kind of site, at least with respect to distilling.
I'd appreciate other peoples comments. The writer seems to have any
information he can find, and uncritically repeated it. E.g.
"You hear talk of people going blind drinking alcohol, hence the
expression blind drunk. This can occur when you are distilling from
wood grain like whisky, true these types of alcohol can cause
blindness. Fruit, leaves, Potatoes, will do no more harm than bought
Que? Is this right? I didn't think grain based alcohol produced
significantly more methanol than other bases. As to going blind
because of drinking distilled grain-based alcohol, I thought this
idea had been put to rest ages ago.
Also, has anyone tried this tip from the site?
"This next tip you won't find in many books, most branded liqueurs
bought today are about 20% Vol., but if you wish to fool people that
it is nearer 40% add 4 - 8 drops of Capsicum Tincture B.P.C. to one
bottle of wine. It is not expensive and can be ordered from your
Chemist, buy the smallest quantity they will sell you. Lastly if it
is a dry wine, stir in caster sugar to taste."
Why would you *want* to fool somoeone into thinking 20% liqueur was
closer to 40%, anyway?
Please don't take this as a criticism of your research and postings,
Wal - I for one value them highly.