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being on the rebound of a quite bad experience with the aforementioned brew I started wondering who the hell came up with the idea of creating this horrible stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine only explains how to make it and how different countries treat moonshine, but doesn't say anything about the origins.

so my question is if anyone knows where it started

also found this comment: "In the documentary film Metal: A Headbangers Journey by Sam Dunn. Vocalist and bassist for Motörhead, Lemmy talked about Norwegian moonshine as "something really awful and the crew wouldn't even drink it." It is also now cited as the cause of his warty appearance."

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being on the rebound of a quite bad experience with the aforementioned brew I started wondering who the hell came up with the idea of creating this horrible stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine only explains how to make it and how different countries treat moonshine, but doesn't say anything about the origins.

so my question is if anyone knows where it started

also found this comment: "In the documentary film Metal: A Headbangers Journey by Sam Dunn. Vocalist and bassist for Motörhead, Lemmy talked about Norwegian moonshine as "something really awful and the crew wouldn't even drink it." It is also now cited as the cause of his warty appearance."

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I've heard stories about the origin but I don't know if they're true. I do know that it's good for you though. My buddy used to say that it tastes like shit and everything that's good for you tastes like shit.
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I've heard stories about the origin but I don't know if they're true. I do know that it's good for you though. My buddy used to say that it tastes like shit and everything that's good for you tastes like shit.
That doesn't logically follow. From your assumptions, there could be things that taste like shit that aren't good for you, and moonshine could be one of them
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But, when you go to the doctor and he puts you on a special diet, it usually consists of things that taste like shit, therefore if moonshine tastes like shit, it must be good for you.
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That's the logical equivalent of saying dogs have four legs, my cat has four legs, therefore my cat is a dog.
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you mean that in jest, but I've seen similar logic applied many times on the WoT board...
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yup, it is.
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Which, when you've consumed enough moonshine, is just about the maximum of logic you can handle. So it makes perfect sense.

And, for those who are actually interested, Wikipedia has some information on the subject.

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In 1437, burned water (brandy) was mentioned in the records of the county of Katzenelnbogen in Germany.[4] It was served in a tall, narrow glass called a “goderulffe.”

Paracelsus gave alcohol its modern name, taking it from the Arabic word which means "finely divided", in reference to what is done to wine. His test was to burn a spoonful without leaving any residue. Other ways of testing were to burn a cloth soaked in it without actually harming the cloth. In both cases, to achieve this effect the alcohol had to have been at least 95 percent, close to the maximum concentration attainable through distillation (see purification of ethanol).
they did think it was medicine.

wonder who was the first idiot to start drinking it for fun was though
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they did think it was medicine.

wonder who was the first idiot to start drinking it for fun was though
Shot in the dark...he was Irish.
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Worst hangover ever. That's what moonshine will do for you. And I've had a lot of hangovers. Moonshine was by far the worst.

It some places down here, when you go to a party there are pint jars on a table just inside the door and everyone picks up their pint as they go in. It's also illegal to have, but as long as you aren't transporting it or in possession of large amounts they don't say much (like if you're sitting on the porch having a sip).

Um...has anyone here had absinthe? I've always wanted to try it and supposedly they are going to start selling it in the states. Just curious what it tastes like.
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I do know that it's good for you though. My buddy used to say that it tastes like shit and everything that's good for you tastes like shit.
Shit tastes like shit, and I can tell you that eating shit is not good for you.
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does it really matter at this point?
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Ah well, yes, good point.

Ahem...

As a nurse, I have seen my fair share of shit, and I have also seen the microbiology reports concerning the bacteria in said shit. Furthermore, I have seen the infections caused by such bacteria from said shit, and trust me, eating shit is not good for you.
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so true. I'll go so far as to say you haven't had a real hangover until you've gotten shit-faced on coffee and shine

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one word. don't

I've only tried the weak stuff that is legal here(40% and none of the more... colorful ingredients) and even that made us half-crazy and horribly hungover. heard of people who try the real deal(80% and up and close to the original recipe) and all of them regretted it
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so true. I'll go so far as to say you haven't had a real hangover until you've gotten shit-faced on coffee and shine



one word. don't

I've only tried the weak stuff that is legal here(40% and none of the more... colorful ingredients) and even that made us half-crazy and horribly hungover. heard of people who try the real deal(80% and up and close to the original recipe) and all of them regretted it
Why is there something sooo appealing to this warning?
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