DIY Juice Into Alchohol Kit

DIY Hooch Kit
Last month, I wrote a prison winemaking how-to for a certain ex-Orange-County-sheriff-turned-convicted-felon headed to the slammer. In case you wanted to make your own pruno but were skeeved out by the idea of fermenting Kool-Aid and tomato juice in a garbage bag inside a prison cell, here's the whole kit and kaboodle to make pruno under less, ah, furtive conditions. sells this DIY Juice into Alcohol Kit. It's an air lock, bottle stopper and yeast. All you do is provide a 64-ounce bottle of juice of your choice.

Is mail-ordering the whole kit too easy for your DIY tendencies? Then make your own. A stopper, airlock and a variety of brewing yeasts appropriate for fermenting high-sugar juices are available at these local homebrew stores . . . after the jump, of course!

Besides a lower cost for assembling your fermentation vessel, you can ask the experts for some valuable tips for making actual good-tasting booze such as hard cider, ales or homemade wine.

You can find said brewing parts and supplies at O'Shea Brewing, 28142 Camino Capistrano Ste. 107, Laguna Niguel. (949) 364-4440; And Stein Fillers, 4160 Norse Way, Long Beach, (562) 425-0588;

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O'Shea Brewing Company

28142 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Beach, CA

Category: General

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Soreley Frickey
Soreley Frickey

When I was a 13-year-old pachuco in South Texas, I used to crush white table grapes, add a little sugar, and store for a week or so in a glass jar with a tight lid. Then I'd take it out, scrape off the ugly scab on top, and add several shots of my old man's vodka (refilling his bottle with tap water). Two things would happen: (1) at night, the old man would have to drink many more screwdrivers to reach a certain state of being; (2) in the morning, I'd go to school much happier than before.


Why not add Fullerton to the list for homebrew shops?

Addison Homebrew Provisionshttp://homebrewprovisions.3dca...1328 E. Orangethorpe AveFullerton, CA. 92831 US714.752.8446info@homebrewprovisions.comHOURS OF OPERATION: Mon, Thu, Fri: 11:30AM-7:00PM, Sat,Sun: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Also, here is a great apple juice to apple wine recipe. Very easy. Basically just add yeast/yeast nutrient and then shake!


This is pretty awesome, dude(or, referring to the original pruno article comments, should I call you honeybuns?). I'm so down for this, good find.

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