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    I just saw a report on fox news that said there is a company in Tennessee that sells moonshine stills for around 1600 bucks to make ethinol to power flex fuel vehicles. The stills have to be registered with the federal government and the shine has to be rendered undrinkable before it leaves your property. Since shine is illegal for human consumption, but perfectly legal to fill your tank!!!

    I wish my car was a flex fuel vehicle. Maybe I can convert it. I would love to get my own still and make my own fuel.

    The company is called dogwood energy if I remember correctly. E 85 revolution! Lets stop financing Iran and its terroism and their nuclear ambitions!!
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    come on, how will the government know if you render ALL of it undrinkable?

    MY great grandfather used to be a moonshine smuggler between georgia and tennessee.

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    The still is the easy part. Someone who aims to replace 10 gallons of gasoline per week will be using 200+ pounds of corn (or other starting material) per week and, given the time involved from start to finish, will have a lot of fermenting going on. It might make sense for a farmer, who gets only a fraction of a crop's value and might have plenty of storage and processing space, but not for anyone who has to pay the downstream price of corn and then try to make the stuff in the garage.
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    who said yah need corn? most moonshine is made out of sugar not corn. ethonal is just converting plant sugars to a alcohol. dont need corn to do it.
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    I just mentioned corn because nearly all US ethanol production is based on corn. I looked at a USDA site and the weekly 10 gallons of ethanol can also be made from about 1000 lbs of sugar cane, 800 lbs of sugar beets or 140 lbs of refined sugar.

    No matter what someone decides to make ethanol from, it's a massive undertaking to produce even 10 gallons of the stuff. It might take less time to just leave the car home and get around by skateboard.
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    It would be neat to make your own fuel,but the time involed would be to much for the every day person.My S10 is flex fuel.Mostly it's the fuel system thats different,like the fuel filter for instance.About $15-$20 for non flex fuel over $100 for flex fuel.E85 is highly corrosive,thats the difference in the fuel system,the engine in my truck is the same as a non flex fuel S10.


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    I just thought it ws interesting and thought I would pass it along. They didn;t go into the details of making ethinol just that they were selling shine still for the process as an alternative fuel.
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    My van is flexfuel, but there's no place to buy ethanol. I heard walmart is planning to sell it.

    I was at an Exon gas station in Va. a few weeks ago. I noticed a sign on the pumps that said they use 10% ethonal in all their gas. So the gas stations are already putting ethonal in their gas. While we keep paying more for gas and getting less fuel milage they are putting the extra profits back in their pockets.

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