Vodka the next liquid gold. I was going to do the moonshine but...this is easy, cheap, and potato's are an easy crop to grow.
Lets start with the different uses besides getting hammered that vodka has to offer.
Soothe Jellyfish Stings
Clean Away Mold
Ease a Toothache
Treat Poison Ivy
Spray bees or wasps to kill them
Relieve a fever -Use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment
Will kill all odor causing bacteria from your feet
Even an alternative shampoo
Fire starter fluid
So why learn to make the easiest, cheapest booze???? The above list shows why!
Information found at EHOW click here
Now I have not made this but will be over the next few week...wine on the other hand I have made and this looks similar.....all but the fact that this you MUST water down! I would water it down ALOT! to test it at first. SEE further warnings at the bottom of the article.
How to Make Homemade Hard Liquor
"Hard liquor" refers to distilled spirits which generally average about 40 percent alcohol by volume. Common hard liquors, including whiskey, gin, rum and vodka, are made from corn, barley, rye, sugar cane and potatoes. This article teaches you how to make potato vodka, which is a fairly easy hard liquor to make at home. If you would like to experiment with this recipe, try substituting sweet potatoes for white potatoes. This recipe makes about a quarter of a gallon, or one liter, of liquor.
Things You'll Need
- 2 pounds potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
- Purified water
- Pressure cooker
- Pot or reflux home distillery kit (click here how to make a pot still) Note this is almost exactly like one of the salt water purifiers I posted about Click here to see)
- Fine mesh strainer
- 1 teaspoon of yeast (brewer's or baker's)
- 5 cotton balls
- Activated carbon (you can get this cheap at the pet store, it is the charcoal for fish tanks)
- Collection container (glass seal-able bottle is best to prevent strange flavors)
I had to remove the post because of state laws...but I can direct you to it....for the rest go to eHow
Go Here for other recipes for moonshine Click Here
Now for my ending song for this post.....
great old song! Not the mountain dew we know of people!