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(Ozy)   If it's one thing that humans are really good at, it's making booze from whatever ingredients happen to be lying around   (ozy.com) divider line
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2018-12-22 04:37:19 PM  
 
2018-12-22 06:09:59 PM  
I read somewhere that booze and civilization date back to around the same time.
 
2018-12-22 06:31:43 PM  
I was a chemistry teacher and this was always a groovy lesson which integrated all the cultures on the planet, and science.
 
2018-12-22 07:11:16 PM  
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2018-12-22 07:19:29 PM  
Better living through chemistry
 
2018-12-22 07:58:00 PM  
I'll drink to that..
 
2018-12-22 08:10:02 PM  
Didn't the founding fathers (or their contemporaries) use stuff like turnips to make booze? If something can ferment, it can get you drunk.

One very-local booze I'm a big fan of is Stoneyard Distillery's rum. Colorado beet sugar and water from the Eagle River.
 
2018-12-22 08:13:50 PM  
To be really fair, it's the yeast doing the work. We just figured out that if you give yeast a bunch of sugar it will produce goofy juice.
 
2018-12-22 08:30:36 PM  
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2018-12-22 08:31:06 PM  

Marksrevenge: To be really fair, it's the yeast doing the work. We just figured out that if you give yeast a bunch of sugar it will produce goofy juice.


One of the by products of making bread is "hooch". You keep a mother yeast for bread making around long enough you get a strong alcohol as by product. Tastes disgusting, so probably why people started adding fruit (bananas, hops and plums for example) to cover it up.
 
2018-12-22 09:10:09 PM  

Gubbo: I read somewhere that booze and civilization date back to around the same time.


Before!
http://www.spiegel.de/international/z​e​itgeist/alcohol-s-neolithic-origins-br​ewing-up-a-civilization-a-668642.html
 
2018-12-22 09:46:55 PM  

floor: Marksrevenge: To be really fair, it's the yeast doing the work. We just figured out that if you give yeast a bunch of sugar it will produce goofy juice.

One of the by products of making bread is "hooch". You keep a mother yeast for bread making around long enough you get a strong alcohol as by product. Tastes disgusting, so probably why people started adding fruit (bananas, hops and plums for example) to cover it up.


Where is this hooch coming from? Everytime I have made any type of bread all of the ingredients end up in the oven
 
2018-12-22 09:52:11 PM  
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Wish this stuff wasn't so rare. (Especially since my friend's husband loves it but we can never find it east of Colorado.)
 
2018-12-22 10:56:59 PM  

chitownmike: floor: Marksrevenge: To be really fair, it's the yeast doing the work. We just figured out that if you give yeast a bunch of sugar it will produce goofy juice.

One of the by products of making bread is "hooch". You keep a mother yeast for bread making around long enough you get a strong alcohol as by product. Tastes disgusting, so probably why people started adding fruit (bananas, hops and plums for example) to cover it up.

Where is this hooch coming from? Everytime I have made any type of bread all of the ingredients end up in the oven


Hooch IS crazy

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2018-12-22 10:57:42 PM  

Gubbo: I read somewhere that booze and civilization date back to around the same time.


Mushrooms my friend, and I'm not talking oyster or button
https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/is-th​ere-evidence-that-magic-mushrooms-play​ed-a-role-in-human-evolution
 
2018-12-22 11:08:29 PM  
Some things should not be made into booze.  Case in point:
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2018-12-22 11:20:38 PM  
State_College_Arsonist:

I used to drink a bottle of Bijou a week, thetstuff you posted is brutal as far as taste goes
 
2018-12-23 01:53:53 AM  
Alcoholic beverages might even have been what motivated our ancestors to switch from hunting and gathering to farming.

The Undeniable Pain of Getting Drunk
Youtube 3fN5109BfLs
 
2018-12-23 09:36:18 AM  
 
2018-12-23 10:06:25 AM  
"If it's one thing that humans are really good at, it's making booze"

Drunk already, subby?
 
2018-12-23 11:17:26 AM  
You can actually make alcohol from plant trash like sawdust and straw but it's a little bit more involved than classic fermentation.  Cellulosic ethanol
 
2018-12-23 11:21:34 AM  

chitownmike: floor: Marksrevenge: To be really fair, it's the yeast doing the work. We just figured out that if you give yeast a bunch of sugar it will produce goofy juice.

One of the by products of making bread is "hooch". You keep a mother yeast for bread making around long enough you get a strong alcohol as by product. Tastes disgusting, so probably why people started adding fruit (bananas, hops and plums for example) to cover it up.

Where is this hooch coming from? Everytime I have made any type of bread all of the ingredients end up in the oven


Bakers of sourdough keep a livinging yeast culture (starter) in the fridge and add some to the to the dough to get it to rise. This would be closer to how bread was made before dry active yeast. Alcohol is a yeast waste material and forms on top of the starter after a few months and needs to be drained.

The Bread Baker Apprentice is a good book on how to make bread.
 
2018-12-23 11:34:29 AM  
If you ever get the chance, get ripped to the tits on alcohol you've made yourself. 

Wine is easy. 'Shine is just wine that you've run through a still.
 
2018-12-23 02:00:11 PM  
murcans do love their drugs.
 
2018-12-23 03:34:33 PM  
If it has sugar in it, you can make booze out of it.

If it has starch in it, you can convert the starch into sugar and then make booze out of it.

There are a helluva lot of things on this planet that have sugar and/or starch in them, and I'm pretty sure human beings have tried to make booze out of every single one of them.
 
2018-12-23 05:59:57 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: Some things should not be made into booze.  Case in point:
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This nutcase chugged the whole bottle in a minute or so. Gross.
Cult Moo VS Wreckless Eating VS Krymzon Pain - Cynar Chug Challenge
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