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1491. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Congratulations Anthony (and the rest of the family, of course)!!!!!!!!!

Does this mean a trip to Tennessee to celebrate by drinking the local moonshine??? You can do a comparison between Bali moonshine and good ol' down home Tennessee corn mash. (Unless they have moved up in the world and use potatoes - then they just have vodka.)

Post a pic when you get them - would love to see the "gruesome twosome"! (I wonder which side of the family they will resemble... Right now, being toothless... Oh, I am soo bad - definitely driving that bus to Hell.)

Again, congrats!!!!!! ;)

1492. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

Great way to start the weekend.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/stream/photoID/462276/users/wotthefiqh/

1493. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #1484# Isadora.... What does Moonshine taste like, what's the percentage alc., what's it taste like - and what sort of hangover?? I've been to the USA and Canada countless times and never seen the stuff. I'm intrigued.

1494. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting wotthefiqh

Great way to start the weekend.

http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/stream/photoID/462276/users/wotthefiqh/

Is that a winnie the poop diper

1495. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Got new built in robes installed today! Paid for mostly by a prize we won on the radio.. Finally, I won't have to pick my clothes up off the floor. Well, at least the cupboard can't be my excuse.

1496. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Post #1484# Isadora.... What does Moonshine taste like, what's the percentage alc., what's it taste like - and what sort of hangover?? I've been to the USA and Canada countless times and never seen the stuff. I'm intrigued.

Sorry - forgot to answer this...

You won't find true moonshine unless you know a moonshiner as "home distilling" is illegal in both Canada and the US. One Canadian distillery does produce a version of non-aged shine under the Cape Breton Silver label (Glenora Distillery) which is (supposedly) widely available throughout Canuckistan. Everclear would be the closest thing legally available, in some areas, withinin the US. The (Everclear) alcohol contents are 151 proof (75.5% ABV) and 190 proof (95% ABV), though several states ban the sale of the 190 proof bottles.

The illegally produced homemade shine is clear and relatively tasteless as it's not been aged in any way. Alcohol content depends on the producer and the process they use. Most runs about 100 proof (50% ABV) and is harsh (as is somewhat painful) going down. Because many of the distillates have not been filtered out of the liquor, the hangover can be a killer. (Think drinking really really cheap tequila (without the tequila flavor) and lots of it.) Depending on the equipment used, quite often old vehicle radiators, the hooch can contain residual propylene glycol (antifreeze) which can be deadly but can also add a bit of sweetness to the taste. Propylene glycol is a bad thing to ingest in any amount.

I do have a bottle of homemade kirsch from Switzerland that was given to us by a friend. His uncle produced it using cherries and he does it legally there. It's delicious but definitely more of a kick than the commercially produced stuff.

1497. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Peter

Got new built in robes installed today! Paid for mostly by a prize we won on the radio.. Finally, I won't have to pick my clothes up off the floor. Well, at least the cupboard can't be my excuse.

We'll just see how long that really lasts....

1498. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Thanks for the Moonshine info. I'm not a great drinker regularly, but I do pig out in Antwerpen twice a year (the World's greatest city for 1000's of different beers) and a few weeks ago in Sardinia - I saw a bottle in a supermarket that was simply labelled.... "Alcohol 95%!!" I didn't bother with the stuff. Ireland does a thing called Potcheen. It varies in volume. The one we tried (and got totally wazzed on) was 82%. Utterly awful stuff.
Thanks again.

1499. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 7y

Bought a travelguide today, because Glen and I planning our trip to Croatia later on this year !
Love the anticipation and will probably ask lots of questions closer to the date...

1500. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting steff

Bought a travelguide today, because Glen and I planning our trip to Croatia later on this year !
Love the anticipation and will probably ask lots of questions closer to the date...

Croatia is awesome! I'm jealous