title. Rum Making Workshop
date. 25 February 2020
city. Ho Chi Minh
collaborator. Nhu Nguyen
As Covid-19 spread, there was a shortage of sanitizers. I thought, why fret? We can learn to distill alcohol from sugarcane juice, which is cheap and readily available.
With that thought, we immediately pulled in a homebrew expert from the maker community. He taught us the rope of rum-making in no time. All we needed to buy were a copper pipe, a temperature controller, an alcohol meter, some ice for cooling and plenty of sugarcane juice. The fermentation process took about 4-5 days, followed by distilling.
The highest alcohol percentage achieved was around 40%, not high enough to kill the coronavirus as that would require at least 80%. That being said, everyone agrees it was good enough for a cocktail party.
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