Finally. The Breakthrough.
Finally, the breakthrough. by Simon Black – Sovereign Man
After months of experimentation and failure, I finally managed to crack the code and successfully distill my first batch of homemade ethanol.
I botched the job the first seven times and ended up with useless buckets of goo, so I’m pretty excited right now.
It turns out that it’s not even that hard.
I started with unused fruit that literally falls off the trees in my organic orchard.
Nature does most of the work; the fruit eventually decomposes down to its basic sugars, at which point the addition of yeast turns the sugar into alcohol.
The last step is the distillation process which separates the alcohol from the rest of the mix. (A basic distillation kit costs less than $30.)
And voila, the end result is pure ethanol. OK maybe not 100% pure, I’m still not Walter White. But it does the job.
The uses for ethanol are endless.
It’s a great antiseptic for medical purposes. Ethanol can be further turned into white vinegar, or mixed with our homemade lavender oil and diluted into a household cleanser.
It can be consumed to kill brain cells. It can be burned for heat. It can be even used as a gasoline substitute to power a flex-fuel motor vehicle.
That’s probably the most exciting part– not having to depend on the outside world for the fuel that I put in my car.
Talking about this stuff makes me seem like I’m some rabid survivalist hiding out in a bunker waiting for the end of the world.
I’m not. I think the world is awesome and full of incredible opportunities.
I’ve seen it with my own eyes after traveling to 120+ countries and having started or acquired so many great businesses.
Clearly there are obvious consequences of a fatally flawed financial system and far too much government debt.
But that doesn’t mean the world is coming to an end. It’s changing.