Below is a re-post of my 2012 Christmas and New Year Message.
The Connections between Whiskey, Cognac and Locating Dead Bodies or Will You Ever Drink Champagne Again?
Necessity is the mother of invention. I had to make my own. I have severe allergic-ìmmune system responses, to a multitude of toxins; that my body ingested; while searching, under the 911 rubble. I have respiratory attacks, immune system attacks, cerebral edema attacks, digestive system attacks, toxic glaucoma events and neurological attacks
I must be keenly aware of everything that my body comes into contact with. This has lead me to make my own wine, beer and spirits that contain no toxins (preservatives).
Some basic principles of life, were used, by me, to create several of my inventions. I learned, a long time ago; that ALL creatures, from an elephant to a human, to a bacteria or a yeast have common requirements, to exist.
All creatures must eat. They must eat in order to obtain energy for life. As a result of eating, all creatures create by-products, from the process of eating. These by-products are gaseous, liquid and solid in form. In humans we refer to these by-products as farts, urine and feces. Yeast and bacteria do the same thing.
When yeast eat sugar they give off gases (think of champagne bubbles as farts), they give off liquid (alcohol is yeast urine ) and they give off solids (the solids in the bottom of a carboy, of wine, before bottling is actually yeast feces).
Whiskey is the mixture of yeast, water and sugar. After the yeast have eaten all the sugar then the urine is distilled out and placed in a a ‘burned’ oak barrel to absorb the flavorings and color of the burned wood.
Cognac is the collected urine of yeast eating the sugars in grape juice . Then this yeast urine is distilled out, placed in a burned oak barrel, for flavoring and colors.
Different types of sugars make different tastes of yeast urine.
My Copp Casualty locator was used at the World Trade center and many other disasters,to detect ‘farts,’ produced by human flesh-eating bacteria. The device tested the gases, rising from the rubble and located the point of exit of the flesh-eating bacteria farts.
When you think about it…… farts, urine and feces, from bacteria and yeast have made a huge impact in out world.
So when you have a glass of champagne on New Years Eve you might have a ‘giggle’ thinking about ‘high society’ socialites, in their elegant gowns, drinking yeast urine and their bubbly farts. If they only thought about it.
Merry Christmas. Happy New Year and enjoy your glass of ‘bubbly’.