Some ideas are just to strange to pass up. James Sharman has figured out how to take a perfectly good worthless old crusty computer and turn it into a firebreathing brewer of alcoholic beverages.

The basics of distillation are simple, you heat alcoholic fluid until the alcohol starts to evaporate, then you cool it so it condenses elsewhere into pure alcohol. To put it simply, the key components are a heating device and a cooling device. Now the average PC, has both a heating device (The processor) and a cooling device (The fan). The question we asked was “By separating the processor from its fan and adding a few small components, could we convince an ordinary PC to distil alcohol?”