Popular Science makes ethanol at home

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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