Now, Thash the Ticket!! ::hic::

The still – standard equipment of any moonshiner – has a shot at becoming the must-have accessory of penny-pinching motorists.
An upstart Tennessee business is marketing stills that can be set up as private distilleries making ethanol – 190 proof grain alcohol – out of fermented starchy crops such as corn, apples or sugar cane. The company claims the still’s output can reduce fuel costs by nearly a third from the pump price of gasoline.

I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, A-rab Venshwellins cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.

6 Responses to “Now, Thash the Ticket!! ::hic::”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    Just don’t tell the ATF, or they’ll be coming at you with tanks.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    “In what amounts to an honor system, they are to add a poison to their homemade alcohol so it isn’t white lightning.”

  3. nobrainer says:

    and they’re horrible at math, too!

    Dogwood Energy says it costs about 75 cents per gallon to make ethanol at home. Adding 15 percent ethanol to $3 gasoline reduces the cost of a fill-up to $2.40 per gallon, McClanahan said.

    0.85 * $3.00 = $2.55
    Last I checked $2.55 isn’t equal to $2.40. Let’s add in the cost of the ethanol:
    0.15 * $0.75 = $0.11
    So $2.66 definitely doesn’t equal $2.40.
    And the cost of the ethanol doesn’t include (I’m betting) the cost of capital or labor.
    Oh, and 190 proof alcohol is 5% water, which doesn’t sit well with most cars.
    Otherwise, it’s about damn time for me to start making my own liquor (not that I would do so since it’s completely illegal).

  4. John says:

    Yeah, you either need some zeolites or benzene to break the azeotrope and distill beyond 96% ethanol.

  5. Tainted Ned Beatty says:

    You guys got a still?

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Add liquid oxygen and you’ve got a great rocket fuel. Now all one needs is a rocket….and a target.

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