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    WASHINGTON -- Some people have become so desperate to find cheaper fuel for their cars they've begun making ethanol at home.

    There are dozens of Web sites explaining how to make ethanol from homemade stills.

    Bill Sasher, owner of a Tennessee company that sells ethanol stills and kits, said that once you're set up it costs about 75 cents a gallon to brew your own fuel.

    Sasher said that with gas prices nationally closing in on $3 a gallon, his business is booming.

    Most cars can run on a mixture of ethanol and gasoline, and the new flex fuel cars can run on 85 percent ethanol or regular gasoline.
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    Cool!!! Now if my car only ran on ethanol (More then the 10% that is in current regular gas)
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    I know dudes that brew their own biodiesel, and run it 100% in their VW turbodiesels. It costs them about $0.80 a gallon, and they go 45+ miles on that gallon
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    How do you brew your own fuel? Isn't it dangerous?

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    Not really. It's vegetable-oil based, so it's only slightly more dangerous than frying food
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    Oh, I think I saw that where you collect used oil from fast food restaurants? What do they do then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    There are dozens of Web sites explaining how to make ethanol from homemade stills.
    Links? Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79
    Oh, I think I saw that where you collect used oil from fast food restaurants? What do they do then?
    One of two things: 1) filter it and put it through a chemical process to remove the glycerine (using methanol and NaOH--lye), thereby making biodiesel, which can be used in any unmodified diesel engine.
    2) OR they filter the used oil from restaurants and put it in a diesel engine converted to run on straight vegetable oil.

    Scotty, I'm a biodiesel guy, don't know a whole lot about ethanol, but try googling it.
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    Wow stills and everything??

    Wonder why the feds don't tell us these things.

    I'd do this if I knew how to work around chemicals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc
    Wow stills and everything??

    Wonder why the feds don't tell us these things.

    I'd do this if I knew how to work around chemicals.
    Apparently it only takes a basic understanding of chemistry, and you're not working with very volatile substances, anyway. It just takes time and the interest.
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    So you've got the interest and so now you got the business???
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    No, I just buy mine. Home-brew BD's not for me.
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    "You may recognize some of these chemicals. Let's start with cyanide...The one the Aum Shinrikyo cult attempted to use to commit mass murder in a Tokyo subway in May 1995...The same cyanide produced routinely--1.4 million tons per year--for use in the production of plastics, adhesives, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and so on. It seems that those who put small amounts of cyanide in subways are terrorists. But those who produce it in mass quantities and contaminate broad reaches of soil, water, and air, killing countless living beings, are not terrorists, but rather capitalists, and are counted among the finest and most powerful people on the planet."

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    "You know what's weird to me is Christians who are against the death penalty. After all, if it weren't for the death penalty, we wouldn't celebrate Easter!"

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