basically, my great grandpa was a shiner. most of his offspring are/were completely opposed to firewater. i'm just trying to get in touch with my roots. and i like doing shite myself if i can.
this sounds like what i'm looking for
Here is how we did it.
Boil water and disolve as much sugar as it can hold into it
Fruit juice of your choice, make sure its natural, warm it up and mix in yeast
Let the sugar water cool, then mix in yeast and place into a sealed container that can take a little pressure. Then the hard part, let it sit for a few weeks to a month(I think we used to wait about 4-5 weeks, as I recall)
Last step is to boil off the alcohol, you need something to be able to cook it in and capture all the vapor, like the keg picture above. We used a pressure cooker with a hole taped into the top. Run the tubing through water to condense the alcohol and you are done. its not really that hard
This post was edited on 11/12 at 1:36 pm