alcohol from honey locust pods

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  1. andrew curr

    andrew curr Moderator

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    accidently discovered the best way to stratify honey locust seeds
    nb. boiling in their pods. or almost boiling

    the byproduct is sweet smelling soup can i make alcohol from this brew
    will it make me go blind>?
    i should have 10- 15 tonnes of pods by autumn
    and about the same weight of jerusulem artichokes:)
     
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    Blindness is dependant on temperature of the still and quantity consumed of wash

     
  3. Michaelangelica

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    Do you have a still?
    It is not rocket science.
    I presume you want to run your internal combustion engines on it?


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    PS The plant contains a Trypsin inhibitor
    Trypsin inhibitors are chemicals that reduce the availability of trypsin, an enzyme essential to nutrition of many animals, including humans.
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    good info!

    no i dont have a still but would love to be able to run petrol engines etc

    or even if it is possible to brew a drinkable concoction from said juice
    thanks
     
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    If you need a recipe for making a Jerusalem artichoke wine: https://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request157.asp

    I don't know about OZ, but here in the US distilling and jacking is a federal crime, without a license. Even if it is for non human consumption. It is not hard to get a distilling permit for fuel purposes. Jacking is freezing wine to separate the water from the alcohol. Beer is distilled to make whiskey, wine is distilled to make brandy. You do not need a permit in the US to make up to 200 gallons a year for each adult in the house of beer and wine. This can not be sold, you can give it away, share it, or drink it yourself but not sell. The link above has hundreds of recipes for making wine, how to info, yeast info, and pretty much anything you need to know to make quality wines.
     
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    Read "The Alaska Bootleggers Bible". It will give recipes for making beer and wine as well as methods for making your own equipment. It has designs for 5 stills, for information only.
     
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    R.I.P. Popcorn Sutton, and thank you.

    You always have the option of Freeze Distillation.

    In order to Legally brew "spirits" here in the US you need to deal with this sour rotting compost:
    Beer can be made but not drunk by a person over 18 years of age, unknown quantity restriction.

    Wine, 100 gallons per person, per year, at their residence for personal use.

    Changes to the current distillation laws are currently floating around Congress / The Senate.
     
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    andrew curr Moderator

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    i wanna be like popcorn when i grow up!
    it must be a real skill to get the heat correct with a wood fire and no thermometer
     
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    In Oz, you could destroy the land and make it uninhabitable without piquing the interest of most. You could, have a couple of dominant supermarket chains destroying the lives of farmers and the quality of our food, with out people putting up much of a fight. You could clear-fell the oldest growth forest in a national park and only a few people would bother to get out and chain themselves to a tree. You could tax them to the point of ridiculousness and they would be happy to just whinge and moan but never actually do anything about it. But if you took away the right to brew their own booze, whether they ever exercised that right or not, there would be riots in the streets. Or at the very least they would vote in a new government that was hell bent on raping the land and shifting every ounce of profit offshore, on making life as hard as possible, provided they upheld this right to home-brew.

    Having said all that, if you took away the right, Aussies in droves would decide that it was their god given right anyway and brew even more than ever, just out of spite.

    It is amazing how apathetic we can be, but give us the right motivation and we will move heaven and Earth to achieve it. ;)
     
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    It's not just in Oz there buddy!
     

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