Saturday, May 19, 2012

The things one thinks about at 5am....


So...... I was thinking......

If I buy this Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker, and instead of the pressure weight I attach copper tubing, which I then coil up inside a water cooling bath...

Haven't I made a simple still?

You see, I have a few cases of apple wine that came out a little sweeter than I like... and....



5 comments:

og said...

go buy a corny keg. You'll thank me.

Old NFO said...

Um... yep :-) And they still have those pesky "revenooers"...

Carteach said...

Og,

I am more of a spirits drinker, although a beer occasionally finds it's way down my gullet.

I'd like to try distilling, although I'd probably still just buy fine bourbon for real drinking.

NFO,

'Stilling is legal for home use, in limited quantities and as long as one doesn't sell it for real cash American dollars.

Peter said...

Hmmm. I've heard of drinking when under pressure, but does that validate putting juice under pressure to produce drink?

;-)

B.S. philosopher said...

Stilling for home use is not legal, even if you do not sell it or barter it.

See 26 USC § 5609. While your state might not regulate it, the federal government most certainly does.