18% cool. Banana flavored rocket fuel, gotta love that!
Sid, Allie and I have been discussing this very subject in another thread. I appear to have a batch of that 19% ABV stuff here myself, and for the life of me all I can figure out is that the starches in the bananas are acting as a lil' rocket fuel factory of their own in addition to the sugars and raisins used. I knew that rice would do that in home made sake, but had no idea that bananas would do it too.
Anyway, I'm not phoning the Iranian government with my "reactor" plans, as them folks seem to be dangerous when it comes to any enriched fuel systems.
Right now I don't think I'll use it as a blender - I think I'll try to come up with some concoction that would do Buffett proud (Jimmy, not Warren) and sit on the porch swing strumming my six string til the neighbors have me hauled away. Being as the nearest one is about a quarter mile, I *might* just get through the whole gallon before I decide to throw every gol' darned ONE of them bahrs off the mountain!