DUmmies Discover Cheap Moonshine
The DUmmies are in a state of bliss. They have learned the cost benefits of making cheap moonshine. You can also save money by drinking Thunderbird rather than a fine wine but would you really want to? Life is too short. Yeah, like I'm going to go to the store and save a couple of bucks by buying a generic bottle of RUM with those blue letters on the white background rather than savoring a bottle of Flor de Caña aged rum. But the DUmmies are quite excited by the cost benefits of making your own moonshine as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Wow, I did the math. Making your own moonshine is incredibly cost saving." So let us now join the DUmmies as they get all excited over their moonshine discovery in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, contemplating some really fine Venezuelan rum this weekend that his wife is bringing back from that country, is in the [brackets]:
Wow, I did the math. Making your own moonshine is incredibly cost saving.
[So is eating turkey dogs but somehow I prefer T-bone steak.]
After you have your still made, all you need is bulk sugar and yeast. Pennies on the dollar compared to buying it. $5 worth of raw materials for a couple liters of white lightning!
[Earth to DUmmie: Prohibition ended in 1933. No need to drink that really poor substitute for good liquor.]
Anybody make their own moonshine? I'm seriously tempted to start. A country boy can survive! Woah!
[Did the revynooers get your screen name, DUmmie ikhor?]
Making it is fairly easy. Hiding it is the issue. Them thar revynooers will gitcha real bad
[Hide the moonshine in your Barack Obama decanters.]
what are you going to use? apples? peaches? corn? apricots?
granulated sugar and my fungus friends. it's said that using just sugar will avoid many of the undesirable chemicals in the resulting distillation. (like methanol)
[Any chemical that provides desirable taste must be eliminated.]
yeast eats sugar and pisses alcohol and farts carbon dioxide
[Enjoy consuming your piss and farts.]
i think rum is distilled sugar cane
[There is also a molasses or juice step in there.]
Moonshine, white lightning, whatever you want to call it....i want to get drunk off of distillation of fermented sugar
[The going blind part is also lots of FUn!]
The still's gonna be the expensive part. Copper's gone up in price lately. And you don't want to go cheap on the materials, that's how you get tainted stuff that makes people go blind.
[Shhh! Don't discourage him.]
i'm looking at the economics of it, not the taste
[Yeah, who cares if the moonshine taste like the rodents that drowned in it if you can save a couple of bucks.]