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How to make ethanol ?

  1. May 19, 2004 #1
    Anybody know of a good site or know off of the top of their heads how to make ethanol?

    Paden Roder
     
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  3. May 19, 2004 #2

    iansmith

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    First you need a yeast. Most people use Saccharomyces cerevisiae. First you need to sterilize you source of carbon. Second S. cerevisiae produce ethanol anaerobically but a certain level of oxygen is required. You can produce alcohol in fermentation chamber which can be a large container with a small neck. You put a plug on it with a swan neck or a device that let the CO2 out and not contaminant goes in. You can always check your local bootlegger, it probably has all the necessary material for brewing.

    You should check this paper
    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=3300550

    http://www.frontier.iarc.uaf.edu:8080/~cswingle/brewing/equipment.php
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2004
  4. May 19, 2004 #3
    thanks Ian.
    Paden Roder
     
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