After speaking with a friend about home brew he told me a story about making prison hooch ( at home for a laugh ), strained through a sock etc. It's hilarious.
However when I talked about my plans to experiment with ingredients in my brews he told me that when he made his hooch he used a test strip or something to check if his beautiful brew in a bin bag had produced ethanol or the rather more deadly METHANOL!
I was mortified at the prospect of poisoning my friends with experimental ingredients.
So I'd like to ask;
Is there a chance I can add ingredients to my brew and inadvertently produce methanol?
Do I need to worry about this?
What would be a bad ingredient that could do this?
Should I use test strips for such bad alcohols?