Back in the day at Whale Island I pulled the usual duty of Galley hand eyeing and bleaching spuds. Along with a couple of others we needed some booze,none of us knew anything about creating home brewed hooch but one had heard about the following method. We got a large melon sliced the top off, scooped the guts out and packed it with brown sugar. We then blagged a couple of tots of rum from a mess steward,in they went and we left it for two weeks. After that we put a needle size hole in the base and hung it up so it would drip slowly. After two more weeks the drip tray was full of thick dark syrupy liquid and about 50 wasps.! We scooped out the wasps thinned it down and down it went. I like to say we were drunk but I'm not sure if it worked as I can't remember. I've heard of other Jacks making hooch out of Bluebell etc but I've never seen it. Any former/present moon shiners out there?