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old comments[edit]

I am a home brewer, and I note some dubious information here. First, it's unlikely to get a 14% yield unless champagne yeast or some other high-attenuation yeast is used. I believe that figure probably came from one of the articles referenced below -- though to obtain an accurate alcohol measurement, you need to take before and after specific gravity measurements. From the appearances of it, pruno is made using baker's yeast (which would be preferable) or it gets whatever yeast may be floating around in the environment to start fermentation. It makes me a little queasy thinking about it; suffice it to say that in a prison environment, you're unlikely to get something resembling Belgian kriek lambic.

Secondly, if sterilization protocols are not observed, and a healthy yeast culture isn't pitched to start fermentation (see above), then infestation with bacteria or some less-than-desirable yeast is likely. The result will typically be a nasty, sour brew, typical of amateur home brewing attempts or really bad commercial brew (I had some really cheap beer once that was like this). Even so, it's unlikely to make anyone sick (beyond something that would win the Egill Skallagrímsson Drekk-Til-At-Spýja Memorial Award), though this can't be ruled out completely. But the business about going blind is a myth about methanol in home brew, which just doesn't happen. Afalbrig 06:31, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, I've made the real thing (and in the real setting), and as to getting sick--you have to remember drugs are fairly easy to get in prison. Some of the "aditives" weren't sugar. Also a lot of people save the solids and reuse it in the next batch, which can get incresingly nasty each time. Molds arn't all visible. But yeah, it's usually nasty but won't kill you or make you blind. Gaurds spread that rumor.

Blindess?[edit]

The article says that pruno can cause blindness .. afaik you'd have to distill it improperly in order for the methanol to make you blind. 212.50.147.101 20:46, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Come on now[edit]

Don't prison guards exist? Are they not constantly butting in on what prisoners are doing? Do prisoners REALLY have this much unsupervised free time? This and anal rape seem bizarrely implausible in the presumed situation of being constantly monitored. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.21.221 (talk) 02:04, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Cultural References[edit]

The 2006 movie Let's Go To Prison has a toilet-made Pruno reference as a plot device. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.27.249.138 (talk) 08:45, 30 December 2012 (UTC)