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prison wine

prison wine (GB)

Name (also junk wine) for a special " Wine "Which is illegally made in prisons in a primitive way. In US penal institutions, such a brew called "pruno" is known. Who invented the drink is not known, but a detailed guide comes from Jarvis Jay Masters (* 1962), sentenced to death for murdering a guard in San Quentin Prison in California, He wrote a poem that describes his fate in prison and the pruno recipe. Masters was awarded in 1992 with the literary prize "PEN Award". He is now living according to Buddhist rules, has become a philosopher, and has written the two books, "Finding Peace: Writings from the Death Cell" and "The Bird Has Wrapped My Wings."

There are different recipes, as ingredients (in the jargon "Kicker") are apples, oranges, canned fruits, compote, sugar, Ketchup, milk and crushed bread used. The "masters recipe" named after the inventor: Ten peeled oranges, canned fruits and about 1/2 liter of water are put in a plastic bag. This is firmly knotted and kneaded the contents to pulp. Now the bag is heated for 15 minutes under running hot water in the sink. The mixture is wrapped in a towel or socks and hidden (eg toilet cistern). After 48 hours the bag is opened and 60 pieces of sugar cubes and six teaspoons of ketchup are added. Then the porridge is doused with hot water for 30 minutes. It is heated daily for another 15 minutes. Possibly. will the fermentation stopped by adding vitamin C tablets. After three days, the pruno is ready and can be drunk after removal of the pulp. Depending on the sugar content, the drink can alcohol content a light one beer (3% vol) to reach even a strong wine (12-14% vol).

The estate is also called "vomit-flavored wine". cooler "Denotes (vomit = puke). It stinks disgusting rot, so while drinking the nose is held. Possibly the Pruno also contains the toxic alcohol methanol, Ex-prisoners report that the stench is enough to protect against sexual assault by other inmates, because no one would endure this stench. There are several video clips on YouTube showing the production. As penitentiaries sweetened fresh fruit from the diet to prevent its production, Pruno was also made from sauerkraut and orange juice. Potatoes should not be used because of the risk of botulism (life-threatening poisoning, usually caused by spoiled meat or improperly cooked vegetables). See also other curiosities below special wines,

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