Why can’t I distill alcohol at home?

Why can't I distill alcohol at home?  (video)

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Distilling liqueur can be a relatively simple process – heating fermented liquid and preserving only the boiled alcohol – but it is dangerous and illegal without a license.

To extract only alcohol from a mixture of many ingredients, scientists must study the boiling points and intermolecular forces which shape them:

Image: Cosmic idleness produced by the multiscale boiling experiment

Quote: Video: Why can’t I distill alcohol at home? (2022, June 21) retrieved on June 22, 2022 from https://phys.org/news/2022-06-video-distill-liquor-home.html

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