DailyDirt: Making Spirits Bright
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There was a time when making your own alcohol wasn’t a completely legit thing to do. Sure, now anyone can just go down to a corner store almost any time and pick up a chilled alcoholic beverage, but if you’re a real do-it-yourself-er, you won’t want to drink just anything that comes in a pretty bottle. Here are a few projects you might want to check out someday when you’re not feeling like guzzling something made by Anheuser-Busch-Inbev-SABmiller.
- Folks can brew beer from a lot of unusual stuff, so why not use day-old bread to prevent some food waste? Toast Ale uses surplus bakery bread to make its beer, and it plans to open source its recipe so that more people can find a productive use for baked goods that might otherwise just go in the trash. If you’re not a beer drinker, there’s also vodka made from potato peels. [url]
- PicoBrew is a way to brew your own beer at home with the convenience of a Keurig coffee maker. So yah, you can make custom craft beer at home, and you just need to buy these fairly sizable packages of pre-measured hops and grains — then voila, you’ll have fresh beer in about a week. [url]
- If you’d like to try to make your own moonshine, but you don’t really want to go out into the woods and find a source of running water — just get a tabletop still for your kitchen. It doesn’t even require running water, and it’ll make about a half gallon of booze on demand (if you’re patient). And maybe make sure to discard the first few drops to make sure you’re not drinking too much methanol. [url]
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