"...as gasoline _process_ continue to rise."
Should have said: "...as gasoline _prices_ continue to rise."
Its not that simple.
First you apply to ATF. They tell you what you can have and what the capacity is.
They tell you they can show up at your place, any hour of the day OR NIGHT and check on you and your equipment, for compliance.
Gets pretty raggedy here, if you don't like the ATF, you have a problem.
Two, its a LOT OF WORK. Making the mash is a ten day ordeal that is time consuming and dirty.
Bakers yeast gives such a low yield, its practically worthless. Higher yield yeasts are expensive. Unless you culture your own, which takes even more time and is more labb intensive.
Try it if you like, but in short order, you will probably let every thing collect dust in the closet and your permit expire because you "just can't find the time".
Have fun though!
Ps. DO NOT GET CAUGHT DISTILLING DRINKABLE ETHANOL.