how to make alcohol at home with easily available products (using vegetables,fruits,etc..)?

something like vodka or beer would do.

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  • Trid
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The basis for making alcohol is simple. Yeast eats sugar and makes alcohol and CO2. All alcohol starts out that way. Wine is grapes or other fruit whose natural sugars are eaten by yeast and alcohol and CO2 is made, beer is sugars derived from grain like barley, wheat, and others which, again, is eaten by yeast and converted to alcohol and CO2.

    There are more specific details...the yeast can only eat so much sugar...too much to start with will harm it. Yeast can only survive so much alcohol...too much kills it.

    Wine is simply grape (or other fruit) juice that has yeast added and it ferments (the term for the yeast eating the sugars) over time. Once upon a time, the naturally occurring yeast in the air which would accumulate on the grape skins were sufficient to start the fermentation. Results were pretty random...sometimes it would be a good year, other times, not so good. Nowadays, winemakers kill the wild yeasts and add their own so they get consistent and predictable results.

    Beer is similar, but there's an extra step. It comes from grain, but grain doesn't have naturally occurring sugars in abundance. When grain (particularly barley and corn) begins to sprout, enzymes develop. These enzymes convert starch to sugar. People learned to partially sprout and then halt the sprouting process to harness these enzymes, called "malting." The malted grain is then used to convert the starches into fermentable sugars...yeast is added and fermentation occurs.

    Vodka and other spirits require one more step...distillation. Fermentation is the only way alcohol is MADE. Distillation doesn't make alcohol, it just concentrates it. To make spirits, you have to first ferment some kind of alcoholic brew like beer or wine or similar (in distilling terms this is referred to as "wash"). Once the wash has been brewed, it's put into a still where the alcohol is concentrated...it boils into a vapor, the vapor is collected and condensed back into a liquid...strong alcohol.

    The brewing part is pretty labor intensive, whether you're making wine or beer. However it's perfectly legal to do so at home. You can either buy kits or start from scratch. Either way, you're allowed to brew up to 100 gallons per person of legal drinking age in your household, up to 2 people. The same applies to wine and beer (100 gallons of each per person...).

    Distilling, due to safety and tax reasons is illegal to do in the home (ever) and not legal to do without a permit. The exception to this is New Zealand, Greece, and a handful of other countries that I can't recall at the moment.

    Do a google search for home brewing supply stores in your area to be ablt to get the supplies you need and to talk to somebody who has tons of answers and will be very helpful for advice, recipes, and anything else you might want to know.

  • 4 years ago

    so much crap on concepts and people want to know how to make alcohol.

    First choose what flavour you want as to fruit or vegetables you want about 3 pound in weight and add 3 pound of sugar this would make 6 x 75 cl bottles of wine , make sure to add a packet of yeast.1 gallon is what you get.

    As to legal matters you can make it and drink it at home but you can not sell it. But if you wanted to sell it and keep it legal you could give it to a friend in exchange for them making a cake etc... which is all above board as they say. But if money exchanges then that is illegal .

  • 3 years ago

    so much crap on concepts and people want to recognize a way to make alcohol.

    First select what flavor you want as to fruit or vegetables you need approximately 3 pound in weight and upload 3 pound of sugar this would make 6 x 75 cl bottles of wine , make sure to add a packet of yeast.1 gallon is what you get.

    As to criminal matters you can make it and drink it at home however you can't sell it. however if you wanted to sell it and hold it criminal you may deliver it to a friend in exchange for them creating a cake and so on... that's all above board as they say. however if cash exchanges then this is illegal .

  • 4 years ago

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    how to make alcohol at home with easily available products (using vegetables,fruits,etc..)?

    something like vodka or beer would do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you can but many different kits at the grocery store that give you general guidelines on how much ingredients to add and when. most ingredients are readily available at any larger grocers, and you can use any fruits that you grow pick or buy yourself. i found a good website that explains all the terms and has a whole bunch of recipes you may want to check out: http://scorpius.spaceports.com/~goodwine/

    for beer i found this recipe: http://personal.ecu.edu/wuenschk/Beer-Recipe.htm

    For the record, in most places it isnt illegal to make your own alcohol as long as it isnt intended for resale. why would you be able to buy at home alcohol making kits if it were illegal? there are certain limitations as to how much you are allowed to make, check out local laws to be sure. good luck!

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  • 3 years ago

    They both are Perfect for your health. If you eat both, you're better off. But yea, I'd personally choose fruits because they taste better.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It will depend on the fruit or plant associated with a comparison. If perhaps you compare a farreneheit to a carrot, the carrot is the better of the two nutritional. But once you compare an avocado to the carrot, then your avocado is better. Equally the apple and avocado, are fruits.

  • 5 years ago

    Can anyone give the steps to make liquor without going to the concepts about it?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    as far as i know that's illegal! you have to have a license for it!!!!

    im not 100% sure but i wouldn't try it! it can be dangerous!

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