Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Pruno Experiment
Now I play the waiting game. The instructions say it is ready after two days, but three days allows for more thorough fermentation leading to a much more dry and boozy wine. And since we all know I am looking less for taste and more for shitfacedness, I opted for a three day brew. It smells like cheap wine. Because it is.
I decided to down it all in one night, as quickly as possible. You know, for science's sake. I used my favorite "Batman Forever" commemorative McDonald's glass, and it came out to 8 full glasses which I eliminated in about three hours. It was surprisingly good, considering this is essentially the same product brewed in plastic sacks under prison bunks. Did I get drunk? Very much so. I wish I could give a more descriptive account of the aftermath, but I topped off the wine with whiskey and managed to destroy the secure conditions of my testing environment. I guess I will need to make more, maybe with a higher sugar content, and I might employ a coffee filter in the final stage. In the name of science. As a sidenote... if you ever plan to pursue any home experimentation I only ask that you heed the warning on the box: Never replace the screwcap on your juice after spiking. It will explode all over the place and leave your home smelling like the final round of a hobo orgy. Seriously.