Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Student Brews Morphine Beer

A friend sent me this amusing story of innovation in homebrewing:

Chad Renzelman pleaded no contest to heroin possession, saying he used "a handful" of dried poppy pods to flavor a batch of home-made beer. Police found the batch of beer in his garage during the summer.

The organic chemistry student says he extracted opium from the poppies, which he then converted to morphine.

The 28-year-old Renzelman says the beer was for home consumption and he didn't know his actions were illegal.

Thanks for the link, Eric.

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