How to Make Homemade Alcohol From Three Simple Ingredients
Like to have social get togethers with friends and have a few drinks hate spending big bucks on liquor beer and wine then this is the recipe for you.
Homemade Sugar Alcohol
3. Powdered Sugar (Confectioners Sugar)
4. And an airtight container to put it in (mason jars work well get the pint sized ones with the lids they come in a 12 pack and can be bought at publix for around 9 dollars and the jars are reusable and new lids can be bought)
5. A few paper coffee filters to filter the yeast out of the finished product
First take your container and sterilize it with boiling water
Second prepare your mixture of sugar and water if your using a pint sized mason jar fill it about 3/4 the way up with powdered sugar, then add warm water around 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit fill it up to about near the top leaving about a 2 inch space for air in the jar. Yeast likes a warm environment but not too hot or you will kill the yeast
third put the lid on the container and shake until sugar dissolves in the water.
fourth remove lid and add package of yeast I use Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise highly active yeast which can be bought at publix in a 3 pack for about 2 bucks. (Brewer’s Yeast will give a higher alcohol yield around 15 to 20% versus’s 8 to 12% if you desire to use that instead)
fifth put lid back on jar and shake until yeast mixes well with the water and the liquid turns a creamy vanilla color.
sixth remove lid and fill sink with warm water that is about 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit place jar in the warm water with lid removed while making sure water does not spill into open jar.
seventh let sit for about 3 hours making sure to check the water every 20 minutes or so and add more warm water as needed try to maintain the water temp at 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the yeast active.
eighth remove jar from water while the jar was sitting in the sink you may have noticed some foam coming up out of the jar this is alright do not panic this is supposed to happen it means the yeast is doing its job breaking down the sugar into alcohol and releasing Carbon Dioxide.
ninth now this step is very important you must put the lid back on the jar and seal it, then take a knife or other sharp object and carefully punch a small hole in the lid, then take a small length of rubber tube and push it through the hole into the jar after doing so seal the edges around tubing with a bit of melted wax to keep it airtight, then take the end of your rubber tube that is sticking out of the jar and place it into a cup of water, congrats you have now created a “Redneck Airlock” (however i must warn you that this step is crucial in the process for if you do not create a means for the carbon dioxide gas to escape then the glass jar could possibly build up enough pressure to shatter and send glass and half fermented sugar water everywhere.)
tenth now place the jar in warm dry place such as an attic or garage (i keep mine in the garage near my water heater) and let it sit for 4 days to a week (or after you can look into the jar and bubbles are no longer rising to the top they will be very small bubbles and hard to see so look closely)
finally after waiting you can open the jar and drain the liquid now about 8 to 12% alcohol through about 3 coffee filters into another jar filtering it removes the yeast that builds up on the bottom. This type of alcohol made from sugar will be very crude tasting and most likely wont be enjoyed unless you mix it with something to cover it up, I suggest putting some fruit into the jar and letting it sit another week to get some flavor, try cherries, peaches, cinnamon and apples also tastes pretty good.
Now some people will say that this is illegal to make and that you are not allowed to make alcohol at home, but it is perfectly legal as long as you are a LEGAL adult of the USA 18 years of age or older and as long as you do not sell, trade, or transport it to anyone for money or goods or services. On a final note I do not condone underage drinking if you are making this to drink yourself and you are under the legal drinking age then its your responsibility not mine I am not responsible for anything that you may do with this, by following my recipe you are agreeing to this.