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How to Make "Moonshine" - The Ultimate Guide

November 12, 2015
1. Get Permits Before making distilled spirits such as "moonshine," you'll need to obtain the proper permits. Distilling water and essential oils is legal on the federal level. However, making fuel alcohol or any type of alcohol for consumption is illegal without proper federal and state permits. If you plan on distilling fuel alcohol, you'll need... Read more

Copper Stills vs. Stainless Steel Stills

October 19, 2015
Copper or stainless? That is the question. It's answered here! If your gut feeling is that there is a clear winner, think again. Each material type presents its own set of trade-offs. The bottom line is that copper is better for some things and stainless is better for others. We'll break down all of the... Read more

Stainless Steel Distillation Equipment

September 28, 2015
All stills are not created equally. There is a big difference between copper and stainless steel stills. There can also be a significant difference between different stainless distillers. If you're looking to buy a stainless steel distiller there are a few things you'll want to consider. Below is a guide to stainless steel distillation equipment.... Read more

How to Make Pineapple Moonshine

July 15, 2015
Toes in the sand, a warm summer breeze, palm trees swaying and a cold drink in your hand, a perfect summer daydream. Wherever you may be in the world, summertime is prime time for tropical flavors. These flavors often come in some of your favorite seasonal tropical fruits, especially the oh-so-sweet n’ tasty Pineapple. The... Read more

How to Make Blackberry Moonshine

July 14, 2015
Infusing is a great way to add amazing flavor to moonshine and it is also a very simple and rewarding process. Berry season is upon us and blackberry infused moonshine is certainly a great summer treat. This article will show the best way to make blackberry moonshine in just a few simple steps. Impress family and... Read more

How to Make Cherry Moonshine

July 14, 2015
Looking for an easy way to step up your moonshine game? Look no further than this cherry moonshine infusion recipe. Ideally this recipe would be enjoyed during a lovely summer evening on the front porch watching fireflies. I’d venture to guess this recipe will still taste fantastic in the middle of a city, and if... Read more

Fuel Alcohol Permit: The Ultimate Guide

June 19, 2015
How To Apply For A Fuel Alcohol Permit In order to legally make fuel alcohol one must have the proper permits. A federal fuel alcohol producer permit is available for free from the TTB. The application must be submitted and approved by the TTB before fuel alcohol is manufactured. The TTB is the division of... Read more

What Color Is Moonshine?

April 8, 2015
What Is Moonshine? Moonshine is often called white lightning, mountain dew, or white whiskey –Moonshine is a high-proof distilled spirit that is produced illegally. Moonshine is typically made from a mash of corn and sugar. The word moonshine is believed to derive from the fact that the distillation was done during the night to avoid... Read more

Apple Pie "Moonshine" Recipe

December 12, 2014 posted in Recipes
Apple Pie "Moonshine" Ingredients To make a killer batch of "apple pie moonshine" you're going to need more than just cinnamon. We think it's best when it also includes allspice, cloves, orange peel, ginger, vanilla bean, and even a bit of black and pink peppercorn to give it some spice. Simply put, adding some cinnamon... Read more