Last month, I wrote aprison 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.
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ThinkGeek.com 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; www.osheabrewing.com. And Stein Fillers, 4160 Norse Way, Long Beach,