Ethanol is all the rage these days especially among politicians from corn states. The relationship between ethanol and cars is hardly new as any old-time NASCAR fan can tell you. Many of the original NASCAR stars like Junior Johnson got their start in fast driving by transporting home-made ethanol-based beverages.

It's still possible to produce your own ethanol and it's not even that hard. Fermenting some cornmeal to create a mash and then distilling it are both pretty straightforward processes. If you're not careful though it can be very dangerous and without a distillers license it's also very illegal. Popular Science did a demonstration of how to distill some corn mash that you can check out at the read link.

[Source: Popular Science]


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