How do i make ethanol from sugar cane?
Now, i want to produce as much ethanol as i can from a single batch using a 20L pressure cooker,
the end use of the ethanol is for fuel, sterilization and cleaning, not drinking, infact i actually want it to produce more isopropinol alcohol if at all possible, iso is expensive and it would be fun to try to distill it out, or otherwise leave it in the end spirits.
Now, i have no idea on how i can cleanly ferment sugar cane. Im going to ferment it sealed inside the pressure cooker, but first sterilize it as i dont want any other smelly volatiles to grow. also in the pressure cooker i can hook the pressure releif valve directly to the condenser.
So, any idea on how i go about doing this?
am i ok to just crush and chop the stalks and turn them into a dense soup, or is there a reason as to why i should need to juice them?
Also do i need to add yest, and if so how much?
This is as an experiment, to do it because i can and nothing more, im well aware i can easily go out and buy methanol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol and make them that way, but this is a DIY site, who the hell here goes and buys something when they can make it themselves.
So any suggestions would be well appreciated.