Originally Posted by Restless28
It's much easier to make wine than spirits or beer. Lots of folks locally make muscadine wine and hard cider.
I wonder how easy vodka would be?
I recall that in Paul Brickhill's excellent book, The Great Escape
, the POW's in Stalag Luft III got themselves totally plastered on a concoction they made from potato skins, with a fermented raisin as a starter.
Other than the collective (and considerable) knowledge of the prisoners there, they undoubtedly had a lot less resources available than the typical American civilian. Of course, I can't attest to the quality of the beverage they created...