MIDWAY, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been charged by police with making banana brandy moonshine in a shed next to one of the men’s mobile homes in western Pennsylvania.
The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/YKiqBV ) says McDonald police charged the men after getting complaints from neighbors that the men were burning items inside the shed owned by 29-year-old Matthew Kirks.
When police investigated Monday, they found an ethanol moonshine distillery made from two beer kegs and copper pipes, and say Kirks and 33-year-old Matthew Zirwas III, of Carnegie, acknowledged making the hooch.
Police say they confiscated a Blackberry phone displaying a web page about “How to make banana brandy moonshine,” seven Mason jars containing a blend of bananas and yeast, and other releated items.
Online court records don’t list attorneys for the men who don’t have listed or working phones.
Information from: Observer-Reporter, http://www.observer-reporter.com