So, today I started on making my own alcohol for the first time. I went down to the local grocery and started looking around for a good jug. I ran across a glass bottle of Apple Cider that was 2 quarts in size. There were some other juices there that would probably work better, but I'd rather have the glass over plastic. I also would have liked a 1 gal. jug, but they didn't have one. I can't go to the wine or ABC store since I'm not technically 21 yet (though by the time this batch is ready, I will be) so I'm settling for standard bread yeast. Anyway, when I got home, I poured myself 3 glasses of cider, and replaced the liquid with 15 to 20oz of honey, 1 cup of sugar and of course a table spoon or so of yeast that I activated while I was sterilizing everything. If the product turns out tasting anywhere near what the cider and honey mix tasted like, it should turn out very positively. To cap the bottle, I picked up some balloons and poked a couple holes in them with a pin. I tested the system, and the balloons will hold a positive pressure, and when you put your ear to them, you can hear a slow leak of air. So I have confidence that it will work. I've got a large bottle of olive oil that's almost empty too, it's plastic and only 1 quart, but I may have a go with that one too, maybe just a random assortment of fruits and stuff... bananas, oranges, golden delicious apples, pineapple... 2 quart on the left, 1 gal. on the right. I won't be wowing any vineyard owners anytime soon, but this seems like it could be really fun once I get a hang of it. Anyone else make their own alcohol? My grandparents used to do it, but they had a good supply of free fruits. Blackberries grow wild in Vancouver and they had neighbors with a plum tree who never picked the fruit. So they would trade a bottle of what they made for the rights to the plum tree. I'm told they did the same thing with the grocery stores (unfortunately for me, the store here doesn't have trouble with fruits being too ripe to sell).