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Started by Woolly Bugger, February 27, 2007, 19:38:30 PM
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Forget ethanol; save corn for bourbon!
A s a bourbon drinker and grandson of a moonshiner, I naturally perk up when talk turns to distilling corn.
Grandpa cooked corn into sour mash whiskey in a process nearly identical to the one used today to produce ethanol.
But while the feds chased Old Pap up hills and down hollers to stop him from running off a batch or two of home brew, the government this year will provide more than $7 billion in subsidies to encourage a massive expansion of ethanol production.
I think Jim Beam could do more good with that corn and money than the purveyors of E-85.
Ethanol is a fraud of an alternative fuel.
This place is located just outside of Culpeper.http://www.virginiamoonshine.com/I'll bring a bottle down to try at PFF this spring. Which would you prefer?
Why am I not surprised that Detroit is opposed to alternate energy?
I agree that ethanol from corn is probably not the whole answer, but it's a start. Personally, back when we could get gasahol (10% ethanol) I preferred it. Of course, corn isn't the only way of getting ethanol. Almost any sugar or starch can be converted. Sugar cane or sorgum would probably be more efficient.
The temporary spike in corn prices is a real problem, though.
I drinks mah corn from a jar......
Jim Beam is some nasty stuff. It is oily tasting. I prefer George Dickell White Label or Wild Turkey 101. That, my friends are the nectars of the gods.
Quote from: sillybastardcaddis on March 01, 2007, 16:47:13 PMJim Beam is some nasty stuff. It is oily tasting. I prefer George Dickell White Label or Wild Turkey 101. That, my friends are the nectars of the gods.
We poured three shots of the whiskeys and then we were to do all three shots back to back and then try to identify which one was our favorite! We'll needless to say by the time we finished the third shot, we couldn't tell one from the other! :)
Dang, we tried that too. Poured all three into a a bucket, poured it back into shot glasses, couldn't tell one from the other...
Quote from: phg on February 28, 2007, 15:22:14 PMWhy am I not surprised that Detroit is opposed to alternate energy?
http://www.allpar.com/mopar/turbine.html circa 1954-1964http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_EV1 circa 1996-1999http://www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/conference/2003/pdfs/henry_ford.pdf 2003http://www.gm.com/automotive/innovations/altfuel/http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070130/UPDATE/701300433http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/transportation/alcohols.htmlhttp://www.azom.com/details.asp?newsID=4941
Let us pray they don't use up too much corn! 0--0
you guys don't really drink this stuff do you?
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Yeah KyleI drink it and am going to drink some more tomorrow night in E Tenn. Big surprise to you ----I am sureI am annoyed that perfectly good corn likker is poisoned at the Ethanol plant to keep folks out of it and to burn it in yo rust bucket truck.
And I am double pissed when corn in tha grocery store is selling for $1.49/ 3 ears. Hell, we used to be able to buy ears of corn for $1.00 a dozen
Stone Man back to Still House Now
Switchgrass for energyCorn for bourbon
That's all I gots to say about that.