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Thread #165589 Message #3973597
Posted By: BTMP
26-Jan-19 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: White lightnin' - what is it?
Subject: RE: Folklore: White lightnin' - what is it?
As a teenager in Alabama, I had my initial exposure to white lightning, or moonshine as it was called locally. Fortunately, I was with a couple of older friends who knew how to tell the good stuff from the bad. They poured a few drops into a bottle cap and lit a flame. If it burned blue or clear, it was good. If the flame was yellow or orange, that meant there was lead present - bad stuff.