Re: [midatlanticretro] Gas versus beer trade-off
I didn't want to get off-topic here,
I was only saying this stuff in jest---sometimes in life, you needn't be too serious--
Relative is _always_ the key word.
Milk costs more per gallon, but who drinks a gallon in a day ?
I've been tinkering on the topic of alternative energy for a long while.
It even influenced my daughter, and she has just won first prize in the PJAS science fair for Pittsburgh.
It was for alternative energy sources by creating electricity from recycling wastewater.
As far as beer is concerned, it doesn't have enough alcohol content, but ethanol does.
And ethanol can be easily made nowadays,
even for the hobbyist and without _corn_ or other plants,
but with additional microorganisms.
just having some fun
Jim Scheef wrote:Bill,
I agree. The only way to make your own transportation fuel seems to be collecting (and then filtering to purify) used frying fat (vegetable oil) from McDonalds and similar sources. Of course this is a substitute for diesel fuel, not gasoline.
----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 12:58:01 PM
Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] Gas versus beer trade-off
> In the rational world, gas was cheaper than beer -- gas was 29 cents per gallon and beer was $1.29 a 6-pack (6 x 12oz = 2.25 quarts = $2.29 per gallon). I seem to recall some places selling Bud in quart bottles for 49 cents which would be only $1.96 per gallon. "High-test" beer, aka Colt45, was about 89 cents per quart.
If you brew your own alcohol just for gas (not taste), could it ever be worth it? Gas IS relatively cheap.
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