/ is it possible to get a 'high' from purple meths?
I am not aware that it is possible to use industrial purple meths for getting high. Can anyone enlighten me?
Working in a paint shop I can tell you that there are many things that I sell that could get you high, however Methylated Spirit is not one of them.
I have heard of people drinking it, due to its high alcohol contains but now they put a chemical in it to try and stop people doing that.
I would guess that if you mixed it with a lot of other items it COULD POSSIBLY get you high, but if you're smart enough to be able to do that, you're not dumb enough to get it confiscated.
It's a mixture of ethanol and methanol plus a purple dye so it would get you drunk but you really wouldn't want to drink it, same as alcohol hand gel, aftershave etc...
Also, 'Crowd Control Engineer', that's a jumped up title if ever I heard one.
It's mostly ethanol with a bit of methanol added to make it undrinkable and a purple dye as a warning.
So yes it will get you pissed, but you'd soon go blind and mad due to the methanol. Just another ignorant stuffed hi vis shirt. But that is another rant for another thread.
The methanol is Pyradine and as you say it is used to create a bitter taste and therefore make it undrinkable.
Tell her it goes down better with a dash of brown lemonade :-)
He probably left his own at home so was was on the lookout for someone elses to steal
> It's mostly ethanol with a bit of methanol added to make it undrinkable and a purple dye as a warning.
> So yes it will get you pissed, but you'd soon go blind and mad due to the methanol. Just another ignorant stuffed hi vis shirt. But that is another rant for another thread.
You'd have to drink hell of a lot for the methanol to have that effect. The pyridine would have you puking long before that. But otherwise yes, you can't get high. (Butane stove would be a better bet...)
and no did for the drink harmful not by the drink to me, should is be fine not no good drink...
It's all a weeze to make sure you can't cook your own food and have to buy from the catering vans
It'll get you pissed if you're desperate enough but it tastes vile and it's harmful because of the high methanol content.
Tramps do, but it makes them blind, methanol is the chemical name for "wood alcohol".
You used to have to sign the poisons register in Scotland when you bought meths in a chemist, because of the problems with meths drinkers, so it isn't an entirely made up problem, but the bouncer sounded like a tit nonetheless
I have seen what happens when a bottle of Wilkos meths is passed around a group of kids after school. Puking until you bleed isn't really my idea of a high...
Maybe there are worries of fires etc as people die everyyear in burning tents. However I'm not sure what the festival organisers expect people to cook on.
Any bouncer with such a stupid job title sounds like a tit regardless...
Gas presumably. Or to buy their outrageously expensive bacon butties...
The 'crowd control engineer' (wtf?) sounds like a prize bell-end to be honest.
Anyway, since when did you have to take your drugs in to festivals, are they really that crap these days?
The whole festival cooking situation is a complete joke and you have to take it as it comes, and be prepared to produce paperwork from their pre-festival admin documents at the gates. Most of the security staff couldn't tell meths from white spirit, nor know what a trangia is or that gas stoves are purpose designed for camping (shock horror).
That would be my suspicion; either food stalls, or, surprisingly, a stall selling meths, in very familiar-looking bottles (i.e. those just stolen from festival-goers). That or our CCE is simply a jobsworth tw*t, just like the jobsworths tw*ts at airport security who confiscate gas burners (e.g. Pocket Rockets) when there's no gas cylinder attached, and less residual gas in the thing than is produced by the tiniest fart.
A butane gas cylinder is a much better way of getting high. Or dead. Were they confiscating gas cylinders as well?
Definitely name and shame.
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