Gut Rumbles

May 24, 2005

it's alive!!!!

Holy Bejus! My mash is fermenting quite well. I started to go to bed tonight and thought I heard someone or some THING growling in my kitchen. It was making one hell of a noise. I grabbed a pistol and went to investigate.

False alarm. I left the 5-gallon carboy in the kitchen so that I could check out the early results of my mash. That now has been checked. That sumbitch is going to town with a marching band. It's making noises that sound like a combination of an alligator hissing and a big dog growling, with an occasional "THUMP!" like a bigfoot stomping on the floor. I put a big pan under my blow-off can, because I'm pretty sure that it's going to overflow before morning.

Just Damn! I LOVE IT when a plan comes together!


almost sounds like a Stephen King novel..........

Posted by: Maeve on May 24, 2005 12:44 AM

So, you went running out with the pistol YOU HAVEN'T GOT to look at the moonshine YOU AREN'T MAKING.
Have I got that right :-)

Posted by: robert in england on May 24, 2005 07:37 AM

I love it when someone quotes Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith. Now how about a "I pity the fool"

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on May 24, 2005 08:00 AM

This sounds like a story soon to make the tabloid rags:


Posted by: Maggie on May 24, 2005 08:16 AM

Second line of headline:


Posted by: Ernie G on May 24, 2005 08:37 AM

While I fully approve of your adventures in fermentation, I question the wisdom of talking about distilling in public like this. The feds do not exactly have a sense of humor about this sort of thing. I'm from an area that doesn't exactly have a history of moonshining, do you folks down south have lax enough enforcement that you are comfortable talking about it? Obviously you are comfortable, but is it a cultural thing?

Posted by: Scott on May 24, 2005 09:16 AM

I'm making all of this shit up. It's ALL pure fiction.

Besides, I think the cops have better things to do than raid my house looking for a moonshine still. They ain't gonna find one. And if I DID make a batch of 'shine, the cops have only about a four-hour window to catch me doing it.

I'll take my chances.

Posted by: Acidman on May 24, 2005 11:19 AM

Scott, do you know the origin of NASCAR?

Posted by: Maggie on May 24, 2005 01:21 PM

Ok Acidman, you've answered your question from yesterday.

Why do I read you? You're ballsy!!!

Posted by: Alaska Kim on May 24, 2005 01:21 PM


Posted by: Scott on May 24, 2005 04:16 PM

Maggie, enlighten the boy! Make some of old shine runners proud!

Posted by: GUYK on May 24, 2005 04:25 PM

Bingo, Guyk, those suped up ole cars ran mountain back roads before they ran front of any old TV camera!

Posted by: Maggie on May 24, 2005 05:35 PM

Scott probably never saw "Thunder Road."

Posted by: Acidman on May 24, 2005 09:29 PM

Cool. :) I'm going to have to look that one up.

Posted by: Scott on May 25, 2005 10:46 AM

A damn shame that some significant proportion of tax-fattened-hyena supposedly-elected officials in Acidmanistan have to think brewing needs to be unlegal. Here in Austin we have almost as many home brewers as we do Democrats (granted that these two categories have considerable overlap here).

Posted by: Murel Bailey on May 25, 2005 11:30 AM
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