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Old 11-20-2012, 06:42   #19
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Originally Posted by Restless28 View Post
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...

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