Since no sports, are you drinking more...or less?

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  1. Bob Richards Mr. Mojo Risin'

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    I think you have to lose a couple of teeth first.

    I only know what I have seen on Discovery channel.

    Lots of corn mash is number one. That includes yeast and sugar.

    The rest is up to Betty Crocker.
     
  3. nyr2k2 Can't Beat Him

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    I used to work with a good country boy from West Virginia (which, now, is like 5 minutes from me), and he used to roll up to work on Fridays and have gallon milk cartons filled with the stuff. It was incredibly potent, but it also had like specks of black shit floating in it and everything. It wasn't "professional" stuff, just authentic good old boy hooch. The could make it flavored, too, but I honestly thought that was nasty.

    First time I tried it, we were driving up to Wisconsin for some political stuff, and this old-ass guy, Blackwell, offered me some. This motherf***er always drank sherry--even the kind marketed as straight cooking wine, so he was always suspect. I poured a whole large red solo cup, to which Nelvin, the driver, and the procurement guy, laughed and said, "Aww shit." I was in my late 20s so I was pretty certain as long as we could stop for me to have a cig halfway through, I'd be good. I drank the whole cup while still in Maryland and then woke up as we were just getting out of Ohio. That stuff knocked me the f*** out. I had "moonshine" in college in jungle juice concoctions plenty of times, but this stuff was something else. In moderation it's great. Otherwise, it could kill you.
     
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    Not drinking at all. Two years (minus a few weekends last summer) and going strong. Best financial idea I’ve had yet. :laugh:
     
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    I had a substance abuse problem previously but managed to slide back into drinking after some years without it ruining my life. Now, if I go out, I'll drink whatever the hosts are doing. If they're making shots and all that, I'll do that just fine. So I'm easy to please in that respect.

    When it comes to just me, at my home, or just out with the family at a restaurant, I drink exclusively Miller Lite (or something else cheap, light and domestic, or one of a few Mexican beers, or maybe like a Stella) or a Jack and Diet. I have lots of beer snob friends that shit talk me for drinking Miller Lite, but I honestly, I can't drink the microbrews and stuff that has a paragraph-long description of what it tastes like. To me, 90% of that stuff is nasty. I remember going out once to a place that is local to here but has since expanded, Dogfish Head, and my buddy bought me a beer. I took a big swig and was like, f*** me, this shit tastes like grass. And my buddy is like, yeah no shit that's the Lawnmower IPA! Honestly, why the actual f*** would someone want to drink that? I don't get it.

    I recognize all microbrews are not gross. I've had plenty that were just fine. Usually things that are a little citrusy, I'm good with. Or whatever is the lightest thing--not because of ABV, but because the light beers have a better flavor to me. If they could make a light beer that also had a high ABV that wasn't Beast Ice, I'd love it I'm sure.
     
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    There are two small islands off the south coast of Newfoundland called St. Pierre and Michelon, that are owned by France.

    It is common practice for people to smuggle "alchy" from there and then to cut it down with water and a little gravy browning to make it look like rum.

    We call it moonshine. On St. Pierre and Michelon, they use it to clean motors. Nothing kicks half as hard!
     
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    Smoking the same amount as ganja, since it helps my anxiety with Rangers hockey lmfao
     
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    Reminds me of the stuff they used in The Matrix to degrease the engines of the Nebuchadnezzar.
     
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    My dad died a few months before I retired. It was something really difficult for me to deal with and my mom was just devastated as well. She was 90 and was practically blind but her condition was fixable and that was one of the things we did with her. She never really got over my dad but the gift of eyesight at least made her last years better. Once people are gone there's a hole and pretty much I think the majority of people are going to go through a period of depression. It seems to me though you're taking your own steps to turn a negative into something positive by giving up smoking so hang in there.

    By the way I'm a big IPA guy.
     
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    If you want to make some A+ quality alcohol, you should make mead, the ancient drink of the vikings. 3 parts water and 1 part honey (in a converter, it's about 6,6 gallons of water and 17½ pounds of honey). It's like wine made from honey. It hides the alcohol taste really well (it's devious in that way) and you can spice it with pretty much anything (cinnamon/ chocolate/ ginger/ whatever). It's not necessary to use any spices at all, but can be fun to experiment with. The quality of the honey is very important. If possible, don't buy the sugar added honey from the store. If you buy directly from a beekeeper, you get insanely good mead. It can be quite expensive though.

    You can make it all from 10 to close to 20% of alcohol strength. For the stronger beverage, use more honey to keep some sweetness.

    If you cannot get honey from a beekeeper and use the lower quality honey from the stores, you can also experiment with mixing it with syrup. I personally prefer the taste from darker syrups. It should be possible to make a good drink from maple syrup.

    One of the weirdest moonshines I ever made was store bought honey and dark syrup, spiced with coconut. I didn't like it that much, but most girls that tried it loved it. It was about 18,5% alcohol, but didn't taste like it was that strong, so people got really wasted.

    Another of my extremely weird recipes was mixing ordinary, active coal distilled moonshine alcohol with tea. I dilluted it to about a strength of 7%. It tasted like weak tea and had no alcohol taste at all. That was another of my vicious recipes.

    Here's an example of a recipe, but I personally think he makes way too little. ;) When I make alcohol, I make it in plastic barrels.
     
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    Less, restocking has become an issue and social events are way down. My group of friends did have an AW over Google Hangouts though!

    Speaking of other bad habits though, I managed to start AND quit smoking during the pandemic. I used to smoke a dart every now and then, but the boredom managed to increase the amount and frequency rather dramatically. Snus wasn't a substitute because it didn't give that intense hit that a cig does, more of a slow burn. But then I tried this newfangled tobacco free snus that is available in quite strong doses, with which I easily replaced my smoking habit.
     
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    I feel ya guys. Big concern of mine is definitely the friend group, we all smoke like chimneys for the most part. Not ready to sincerely try and kick the habit yet, think when I do I'll need to start with the patches/gum/etc. Another concern is I enjoy smoking other substances as well, don't know that I could do so without being triggered for a cigarette. The one method I won't dabble with is vaping. All my friends who've tried just wind up taking in way more nicotine than they had previously, and usually reverted to being both vapers + smokers
     
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    I'm also using a bit more weed and drinking only on the weekends. I am gambling more though on horses, which I didn't do before this so..
     
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    I never gamble unless it's the playoffs and less than 50 bucks and those playoff tree
     
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    More, up until this week when I decided to only drink on weekends. But with the unique stresses that this whole experience has brought us there are a lot of "f*** it" moments leading to substance and food intake
     
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    Actually if I had a decent amount of this (instead of none) my life right now would be complete.
     
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    I have made apple pie or a variation of peach pie in the past using everclear and it's pretty good.

    For apple pie you need a liter of everclear--a gallon of apple cider, a gallon of apple juice, cinnamon (the more cinnamon you use the more cinnamon you get back--I tend to be sparing), two cups of white sugar, a cup of brown sugar, and I find a tablespoon of vanilla smoothes it off a bit but that's a matter of taste. Pretty much you mix everything but the everclear into a big pot and wait for it to come to a boil. Take it off the stove and let it cool down. I'll put the pot in ice water if I'm in a hurry. After it cools down you mix in the everclear---pour into quart mason jars (should make about 9) and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple weeks or not. If you're in a hurry it's still pretty good.

    For the peach version I'll go online and order peach cider (it's kind of expensive) I'll use jarred (not canned) peaches in peach juice or syrup (not fruit or apple juice or syrup) that's equivalent to about a gallon of apple juice. You don't really need to add sugar because the jarred peaches or going to do more than enough of that and I don't use cinnamon either. I do put in some vanilla. So there's really just the cider, the jarred peaches and the vanilla that you bring to a boil--cool off and then add the everclear. That tends to be a bit sweeter than the apple pie--the other thing is the alcohol really tends to permeate into the peach slices.

    This is very drinkable by the way---you can just pour it down your throat no problem and has quite bit of kick. Drink it on its own or a with a few beers (IPA's) you'll have a nice buzz going afterwards.
     
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    Every time I see the thread title, I can't help but think "I am more or less drinking"
     
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    If you don't want to go through the expense of buying 17 pounds of honey, you can make a drinkable wine for cheaper. You just need a few cans of Welch's grape juice concentrate, or any any of their 100% juice bottles (note: the kind without any preservatives), some sugar, and a $1 packet of wine yeast you can get on amazon.

    How to Make Homemade Wine Using Welch's Grape Juice
     
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    Drinkable? That's not good enough for an approval. Most alcohol is drinkable after two glasses. I'm aiming a little bit higher than that. As I said, you don't need 17 pounds of quality honey, you can experiment a bit and still make very cheap, very good tasting alcohol. I'm talking about tasty stuff here. Making alcohol from honey - if you get it right - is INSANELY good. I cannot describe it. It's 19% alcohol and tastes like heaven. I'm not kidding. Well made mead is the best alcoholic beverage I've ever had, bar none. And I got drunk.

    Now, I have no idea what Welch is, but I think I get the concept of what you mean. But I can assume juices can do good stuff as well, no question about it. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I go crazy and start producing my own alcohol.

    Everything that tastes good from the start and has alot of sugar in it should be a good starter kit for interesting alcohol.
    Sounds interesting. I'm thinking about peaches. Peaches are my favourite fruits. I don't know if I will ruin it or love it by drinking it. And yes, we have another believer in cinnamon, hehe. Yeah, that's a really good spice with alcohol.

    Have I told you about making moonshine with a plastic barrel and an aquarium heater btw? It makes such pure alcohol. It's less efficient in terms of time (takes about 3-4 days to drain a 3 gallon inner bucket. You never drain it all, you drain the strength of alcohol you want from it), but you essentially get no oils right from the start. It's also less efficient on the mash, but that costs no money anyway and that takes like 4 days to make with turbo yeast.

    You put an open inner bucket on a platform in a bigger bucket with a lid. Then you heat the mash with an aquarium heater in the smaller bucket. Alcohol evaporates faster than water and runs down along the edges of the bigger bucket. You just leave a small gap on the inner platform. There you go. Because of the low temperature, you avoid many problems distilled alcohol usually has (the oils).

    It's kind of like this:
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    45-50 degrees Celsius = 113-122 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher temperature, a slightly higher amount of oils. At these temperatures, still very, very low compared to the traditional pressure boiling.

    At the bottom of the barrel you get the alcohol. You get very, very cheap basic alcohol like this, at around 35-38%. You can repeat the process for stronger alcohol, if you need it for medical purposes or you're insane. You don't even need to purify it with active coal, it's that clean. But if you do, you get very, very pure alcohol. In Sweden we call it "the plastic burner." It's very neat.

    When I was a student, I could make crazy amounts of high quality alcohol with this thing and it cost nothing, with no danger of things blowing up. I was a good lad and didn't sell though, I gave it away.

    As for the active coal, I just filled a long, plastic pipe with coal and let it rinse through. It lost some small percentages in strengths (around 3%), but man was it pure.

    When you have that cheap, cheap alcohol, you can do whatever you want with it. One of my favourites was to get milk and coffee syrup from the store and make insanely cheap white russian drinks, which tasted much better than the original recipe. Those were the days.

    According to my calculations, I created 35-38% high quality alcohol for $1,90 per gallon (electricity included). The initial cost of all setup equipment was about $155. But I think all of it is cheaper in the States, especially the equipment.

    This little plastic bastard setup made me experiment with so many recipes and ideas. Like my devious tea water at 7% strength. No one could taste any alcohol.
     
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    I honestly wish I could enjoy alcohol more than I do, I just can't get over the taste. No matter if its beer or liquor it all tastes too bad for my taste buds. If I'm out somewhere and every bodies drinking I'll usually pick shots cause theres so little of it and it gets results faster. Beer makes me bloated as well. I get super FOMO sometimes about this lmao
     
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    Sorry to get back to you so late on this. What I do is pretty basic. You just need the ingredients and a big pot. My brother in law got me started on the Apple pie. He does Lemoncillo too but I took it into the peach thing because I really like peaches too. I'll order online from somewhere like Peach World for the cider--that's a place in Georgia. We've been there a couple times on trips but I've also picked up cider in North Carolina. But I was thinking about his after coming in sweating like a pig out in the 80+ degrees for a while today and grabbing my last jar and a few IPA's. For nice hot summer days it's a great drink.

    Anyway by drinkable I find this peach concoction extremely tasty--it gulps down easily but it's pretty potent nonetheless. It's a thing that can sneak up on you at least if you drink a lot of it. You can't really drink everclear straight or very much of it. That is insane. I'll usually do about a half a jar of the pie and a few beers and that makes for a nice buzz and that's what I'm doing right now.

    I did get a LOL out of your diagram. I translated a novel by Roberto Arlt some years ago and it reminded me of that. Arlt had his own diagram and it was of an apparatus that manufactured a chemical war gas--phosphene. But I also have a pal who brings me applejack some of the rural rednecks around him make out of their still. All of this DIY human inventiveness and enthusiasm is like the real history of the world and when things go to shit people drink have to drink more. People's instincts are generally better than they are. Forget the conflicts--get toasted inste
     
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