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Old 07-08-2016, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by usedtobe View Post
Hell - since I really should have asked way back when:

How do these rigs ensure ethanol (aka 'grain alcohol') instead of methanol (aka 'wood alcohol')?
I was under the impression that the heat at which the mash is cooked determined this for your basic moonshine - but I'm guessing thermometers aren't exactly common in cell blocks.
My best guess: You have to really try (i.e. increase heat, add ?) to get methanol, and whatever comes out of these 'cell block stills' is not heated enough to produce methanol.

And is the stuff called "alcohol" used as rubbing for sore muscles, cleaning stuff, etc. even vaguely related to either ethanol or methanol?
iso-propyl alcohol, Has an -ol connected to an ixo-propyl, instead of connected to a methy or ethyl group. Drinking and fuel alcohol is fermented: alcohols for other use are produced by industrial chemical reaction.