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 how do you get the alcohol out of Sterno?
gene5  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 12:51:13 AM
anybody?
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kf6myv  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 12:51:58 AM

Originally Posted By gene5:
anybody?


Run out of stuff to drink?
krpind  [Life Member]
9/27/2008 12:54:23 AM
Put a few feet of coiled up copper tubing with one end on the can lid.....tightly fit of course.

Put the other end into a container.

Now heat the sterno.

I've ever tried this or even know if it will work......but it seems plausible.
weptek911  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:00:34 AM
Squeeze it through a rag. I'd tell you not to drink it because it's not grain alcohol, but in your case I think the damage has been done.
RckClimber  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:01:23 AM
Burn it
photokirk  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:06:17 AM
Give Ted Kennedy a straw.
mostly_harmless  [Member]
9/27/2008 1:08:13 AM
Oh Christ. I googled "distilling sterno" and got a scary amount of hits.
PantherArms762  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:09:29 AM
That shit'll make you blind man.
Treadhead  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:09:59 AM

Originally Posted By weptek911:
Squeeze it through a rag. I'd tell you not to drink it because it's not grain alcohol, but in your case I think the damage has been done.


That's why the old, hard-core alkies used to call it "Squeeze" as in..."I been drinkin' squeeze all day ocifer!"
Gyrene8490  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:10:15 AM
Back in the Thirties, the Hobos used to melt it and sift it through cotton balls to get the paraffin out of it. Don't ask how I know that.
gene5  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:11:50 AM
i hear it aint bad with a little grapefruit juice
Gyrene8490  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:15:32 AM
A little off-topic; but in the same ballpark...

During the 20s, 30s, and 40s Marines stationed aboard Navy ships used to buy Aqua Velva from the ship's store. They'd sift it and drink it (since no alcohol can be aboard US Navy ships).
FishKepr  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:18:08 AM
Been watching The Andromeda Strain?

The original book version describes how it's done. I was 14 when I read it and was
Paveway_  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 1:21:59 AM
your mouth
Davezilla  [Member]
9/27/2008 1:46:37 AM
Knew an old drunk that told me long ago they would buy sterno and a loaf of bread(unsliced),cut the ends off the bread,stand it up verticaly pour the sterno in one end and catch the "squeezins" on the other end.
Hope this helps.
paranoiddroid  [Member]
9/27/2008 10:10:20 AM
stale brad filter b pouring through the bread and then freeze it and seperateaway what freezes then filter through a water filter like brita.
82ndAbn  [Site Staff]
9/27/2008 10:11:49 AM
Now I understand all of your threads.
aaron_fsp  [Member]
9/27/2008 10:15:14 AM
Are you in prison or a dry county? Why would you do this?
ZootTX  [Member]
9/27/2008 10:24:59 AM

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Now I understand all of your threads.

sel366  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 10:26:42 AM
Dibbs.
joker581  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 10:29:04 AM

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
A little off-topic; but in the same ballpark...

During the 20s, 30s, and 40s Marines stationed aboard Navy ships used to buy Aqua Velva from the ship's store. They'd sift it and drink it (since no alcohol can be aboard US Navy ships).
I always wondered why the DIs made us buy all of that Aqua Velva at the recruit PX.
gene5  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 10:31:54 AM

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Now I understand all of your threads.

never drank aqua velva?
Zippy_The_Wonderdog  [Life Member]
9/27/2008 10:32:06 AM

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Now I understand all of your threads.




Monacan  [Member]
9/27/2008 10:35:34 AM
Is this the old " block and tackle" fix? Drink the sterno run a block and tackle the nearest utility pole.
Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 10:44:59 AM
Before this thread I had no idea what Sterno was.
BuzzardHB  [Member]
9/27/2008 10:46:55 AM
Light it.
BuffLuver  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 11:07:22 AM

Originally Posted By weptek911:
Squeeze it through a rag. I'd tell you not to drink it because it's not grain alcohol, but in your case I think the damage has been done.



When I was stationed in ND in the early 80's I attended the Intoxilyzer Course with the ND State Police in Bismark. They took us around the slums where American Indians hung out and showed us hundreds of empty cans of Sterno. The Indians would squeeze it with a cloth and get the liquid and drink that. From what the Trooper told us by the time they got to that level of alcoholism they were so far gone that they would die in a few months.
Xyster7212  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 11:12:23 AM

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
A little off-topic; but in the same ballpark...

During the 20s, 30s, and 40s Marines stationed aboard Navy ships used to buy Aqua Velva from the ship's store. They'd sift it and drink it (since no alcohol can be aboard US Navy ships).
I always wondered why the DIs made us buy all of that Aqua Velva at the recruit PX.


Maybe they were hinting at it when they "accidentally" sprayed Aqua Velva into a recruit's mouth, and misted his face with Listerine (instead of the opposite).
joker581  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 11:20:28 AM

Originally Posted By Xyster7212:

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
A little off-topic; but in the same ballpark...

During the 20s, 30s, and 40s Marines stationed aboard Navy ships used to buy Aqua Velva from the ship's store. They'd sift it and drink it (since no alcohol can be aboard US Navy ships).
I always wondered why the DIs made us buy all of that Aqua Velva at the recruit PX.


Maybe they were hinting at it when they "accidentally" sprayed Aqua Velva into a recruit's mouth, and misted his face with Listerine (instead of the opposite).
Now that's just creepy.

Did they do that to you too or do you just remember that from when I posted about it months ago?
Fearlessleader01  [Member]
9/27/2008 11:24:31 AM
You can distill alcohol out of mouthwash by pouring it through a couple of slices of bread. Prisoners used to do this back in the day.

As for the sterno, I don't think drinking that alcohol will be a good idea.
Xyster7212  [Team Member]
9/27/2008 11:24:44 AM

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By Xyster7212:

Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By Gyrene8490:
A little off-topic; but in the same ballpark...

During the 20s, 30s, and 40s Marines stationed aboard Navy ships used to buy Aqua Velva from the ship's store. They'd sift it and drink it (since no alcohol can be aboard US Navy ships).
I always wondered why the DIs made us buy all of that Aqua Velva at the recruit PX.


Maybe they were hinting at it when they "accidentally" sprayed Aqua Velva into a recruit's mouth, and misted his face with Listerine (instead of the opposite).
Now that's just creepy.

Did they do that to you too or do you just remember that from when I posted about it months ago?


I think it's in a DI manual somewhere . They did it to us before every major inspection, and they "accidentally" sprayed the obnoxious recruits in the wrong order.
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