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Old April 27th, 2020, 11:38   #76
Graham Line
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Originally Posted by turbobrick240 View Post
Alcohol works for Brazil. How carbon neutral it is I'm not sure. Probably depends on how much rainforest is being slash & burned for the sugarcane plantations.

Alcohol is a more reasonable choice in a warmer climate. You don't hear about it being used as a motor fuel in Argentina or Manitoba.
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Old April 27th, 2020, 12:50   #77
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Is it not widely used in Canada in gasohol blends? I know from rentals that I've had up there, many are rated for E85. I fairly certain is availble in 48 states year round. Not sure about Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old April 29th, 2020, 07:36   #78
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I suppose I was thinking about those old time relatives that couldn t afford the store bought hooch but did manage to mix up a batch in the woods - mostly free - 'ceptin for the labor. They used to say the only reason the Revenoors wanted to stop it was cause they couldn t figure a way to tax it !

I know there's kits to make wine at home - and I believe you can make 250 gallons ( quarts ? ) per quarter without owing anything to the Fed's .

250 gallons at a miniscule 10mpg per quarter = 10,000 miles per year on alcohol - not too bad for those that " brewed " their own :-)

I suppose that would have to be 180-190 proof ?

Although " tongue in cheek " surely if we studied it some - maybe . . . .
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