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Old 06-13-2016, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Botulism, ya know... Folks are fallin'-out, all over the place: Botulism outbreak at Yazoo City Federal prison

It's even made the Daily Mail, although they don't have any pictures, yet. They'll have the best pictures, and the best comments section, if the story develops sufficiently: Botulism traced to prison hooch sickens federal inmates | Daily Mail Online

This is Yazoo City's biggest news since they made Miss Firecracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-sknz8f9A

... or the Trayvon Rally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCKLY-0oS5o

...or maybe The Tornado (the Mile-wide One: not the 'regular ones'): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoRabHzYQsk

I've always wondered why people don't brew their own booze and save money, since all it takes is yeast and something sweet. I suppose this story answers that question. Dowager Soybean Empress called from 'The Delta', to tell me about this. She saw a TV interview with a health official, who warns that the Botulism in Bad Hooch can render a person so incapacitated that he could end up on a respirator for the rest of his life. That footage hasn't hit the Internet, yet, though.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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Botulism, ya know... Folks are fallin'-out, all over the place: Botulism outbreak at Yazoo City Federal prison

It's even made the Daily Mail, although they don't have any pictures, yet. They'll have the best pictures, and the best comments section, if the story develops sufficiently: Botulism traced to prison hooch sickens federal inmates | Daily Mail Online

This is Yazoo City's biggest news since they made Miss Firecracker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-sknz8f9A

... or the Trayvon Rally:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCKLY-0oS5o

...or maybe The Tornado (the Mile-wide One: not the 'regular ones'):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoRabHzYQsk

I've always wondered why people don't brew their own booze and save money, since all it takes is yeast and something sweet. I suppose this story answers that question. Dowager Soybean Empress called from 'The Delta', to tell me about this. She saw a TV interview with a health official, who warns that the Botulism in Bad Hooch can render a person so incapacitated that he could end up on a respirator for the rest of his life. That footage hasn't hit the Internet, yet, though.
First off.. You need alcohol that bad.. You need help.

But.. making your own booze OUTSIDE of prison.. While this is still a possibility.. It's really not as dangerous, because you can control the environment much better. I mean.. You're not filtering it through socks.. Not sticking it in the toilet to ferment.. Unless you just want to.

Anything and everything is dangerous. People who make their own cheese can wind up killing themselves.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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First off.. You need alcohol that bad.. You need help.

But.. making your own booze OUTSIDE of prison.. While this is still a possibility.. It's really not as dangerous, because you can control the environment much better. I mean.. You're not filtering it through socks.. Not sticking it in the toilet to ferment.. Unless you just want to.

Anything and everything is dangerous. People who make their own cheese can wind up killing themselves.
I see your point. Anything strained through an old sock, to then be fermented in a toilet, surely doesn't stand much chance of turning out right.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Default BREAKING NEWS: I've got the recipe!!!

That's right! Dowager Soybean Empress, my Informant in Mississippi, saw it on the One PM Report, and called, this morning, with the recipe!

"They said, Ketchup, OJ, and Bread, fermented in an old insecticide can."


What could possibly go wrong? Right? I mean, if you can't trust an old insecticide can, what CAN you trust?
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:38 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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You have to almost want to grow botulism in a fermention so I am surprised at this. Furthermore, the spore that creates the toxicity cannot reproduce in an acidic environment which one would think a mash of ketchup and OJ would produce.

A typical beer ferments at nearly ten times the acidity that botulism producing spores can survive at. I am thinking there was very little of those ingredients in this prison experiment and it was mostly just a festering insecticide can of dirty bread.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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You have to almost want to grow botulism in a fermention so I am surprised at this. Furthermore, the spore that creates the toxicity cannot reproduce in an acidic environment which one would think a mash of ketchup and OJ would produce.

A typical beer ferments at nearly ten times the acidity that botulism producing spores can survive at. I am thinking there was very little of those ingredients in this prison experiment and it was mostly just a festering insecticide can of dirty bread.
Ewww! So glad I read this at lunch.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Ewww! So glad I read this at lunch.
Well, if there's a BRIGHT SIDE, at least the brew wasn't fermented in a commode, as was previously assumed.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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You have to almost want to grow botulism in a fermention so I am surprised at this. Furthermore, the spore that creates the toxicity cannot reproduce in an acidic environment which one would think a mash of ketchup and OJ would produce.

A typical beer ferments at nearly ten times the acidity that botulism producing spores can survive at. I am thinking there was very little of those ingredients in this prison experiment and it was mostly just a festering insecticide can of dirty bread.
Distilling is actually rather dangerous in different ways.. You don't really have to worry about toxins (though, yes, you do.. But not bacteria).. The bigger worry is that it's so flammable and usually under significant pressure.

So... You don't have to worry about Barf.. you worry about Boom.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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They probably got sick from the food. But when you're in charge of the prison, it's best to blame the illegal hooch.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Prisoners make their pruno with rotting fruit in the mix as well, no wonder they get sick from it.
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