Can liquor be distilled at home? •

Can liquor be distilled at home?


Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society describes the science behind the distillation process. Liquor is produced through the distillation of fruits, vegetables, or sugar that have gone through alcoholic fermentation.

“Distilling liquor might be a relatively simple process – heating a fermented liquid and keeping only the boiled alcohol – but it is dangerous and illegal without a license,” reports ACS. “To extract only alcohol from a mixture of many ingredients, scientists must explore boiling points and the intermolecular forces that shape them.”

Video Credit: ACS

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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