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cs
02-11-2003, 07:32 AM
This is not about whether or when, but this is a question of if. And by if I mean "if we go to war" and "if my unit gets called" and "if we go to Kuwait".

The question to be asked is; Is Kuwait a dry country? I know that Saudia Arabia is (or else it was last time I was there). Do I need to make sure I know how to brew home brew or can you buy it over there? If not anybody got some good techniques for brewing home brew with limited supplies and from fruits?

Chad

cs
02-11-2003, 10:22 AM
What about for making wines and brandys?

Chad

Shang
02-11-2003, 10:54 AM
(You have to imagine this being sung by Charles and Vermillyum's cousin Trevor, up on the mountain)

"Git yo' a copper kettle,
Git yo' a copper coil,
Fill hit wiff new-made corn-mash,
Neverh mo' will yo' toil...
Jest lay thereh by thu juniper,
While thu moon is bright,
Watch them jugs a-fillin',
In thu pale moonlight..."

Rex Fearnehough
02-11-2003, 11:47 AM
I can only advise on the British military policies.
Alcohol, tobacco, etc was taken as stores by the military in limited amounts. Alcohol was classed as a useful drug. Drunkeness in a war situation is inadvisable. The countries that are hosting the military, may waive the laws prohibiting alcohol.
Brewing would be illegal and penalties would be severe, both by the military and the country in question. In a country that uses amputation of limbs and heads as a punisment, it would therefore be inadvisable to test the law.
If however you are in a last stand situation grab all the legal booze, but, don't stop and start brewing.
Throw the bottles away before running, it will increase speed.
http://www.smilies.nl/beerchug.gif

NormMessinger
02-11-2003, 12:43 PM
Wine takes too long. Even home made stuff should age a year in the carboy. You'll only be over there a few days, no?

Joe (SoCal)
02-11-2003, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by Donn Westervelt:
"Alcohol, pork products, and pornography are illegal in Kuwait. Penalties for importation, possession, use, manufacture or sale of illegal drugs, alcohol, or pornography are severe, and convicted offenders can expect jail sentences and fines. Religious proselytizing is not permitted."

Link (http://www.arabicnews.com/travel/kuwait.html)And you wonder why they hate Americans - I got one word for ya jealousy :D

Give me freedom, A bourbon, good cigar, rock-and-roll, porno, and a chance to go to church on Sunday and confess it all away and I'm one happy American smile.gif

Ron Williamson
02-11-2003, 01:09 PM
Didn't those weapons inspectors go through an alcohol plant,somewhere in Iraq?That'd be the first place I'd go.
"Lemmee shee here(hic)...GULP..thish duszn't tashte like no WOMD" :D
R

Nicholas Carey
02-11-2003, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by cs:
Is Kuwait a dry country? I know that Saudia Arabia is (or else it was last time I was there). Do I need to make sure I know how to brew home brew or can you buy it over there? If not anybody got some good techniques for brewing home brew with limited supplies and from fruits?I believe in Gulf War I, the French Foreign Legion carried wine with them -- the French Army even has special 25 litre wine jerricans. The French Foreign Legion even makes its own appelation in the southern Rhone, Legion Etranger, made by retired Legionnaires.

Maybe you should reconsider the outfit you're in? :D

And the Finnish army travels with portable saunas. Hmmm...

On the more practical side...the easiest way to get liquor is probably to make friends with someone in a field hospital -- 190-proof medical-grade ethanol comes in 55 gallon drums (excise-free!) Cut it 50/50 or 60/40 with distilled water and you should make have a fine [well...passable] vodka.

Let it infuse for a bit with something like a little lemon or orange peel or some earl grey tea leaves or the like and you should have a fine flavored vodka.

Pomegranites are a popular fruit in that that part of the world: pomegranite-infused vodka wouldn't be a bad thing at all.

The One Book for homebrewing is Charlie Papazian's The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380763664/thebeerdesigntoo/002-9195681-3576068)

You might look at The Cat's Meow (http://hbd.org/brewery/cm3/recs/00contents.html), the Internet beer recipe database. Check out the mead recipes -- you basically need honey (and yeast -- champagne yeast will yield a drier mead as it's very tolerant of high alcohol levels).

[ 02-11-2003, 03:44 PM: Message edited by: Nicholas Carey ]