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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 the government that is in charge of regulating and overseeing distillation. TTB stands for Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau which is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Even though the Federal Government allows the manufacture of fuel alcohol with a permit it is important to realize that some states don’t allow fuel alcohol production. State distilling laws vary from state to... 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

Make Your Own Fuel For Cooking

November 26, 2014
Fuel Alcohol: Great for Cooking Fuel alcohol (ethanol) is a renewable, sustainable, and clean burning fuel source. It can be produced by anyone with a still, a fuel alcohol permit, and access to some starch (corn, for example) or sugar. Fuel alcohol can be used to power cars, dirt bikes, lawnmowers, and chainsaws. Fuel alcohol can... Read more

Apple "Moonshine"

October 31, 2014 posted in Recipes
Before we get into the particulars of this process, we'd like to take a moment to remind you that making alcohol at home (for consumption) is illegal. However, making fuel alcohol is legal (on the federal level and in many states) with the proper permits. Click here to apply for a federal fuel alcohol permit.... Read more

Distillation Equipment – An Essential Addition to Any Prepper’s Checklist

October 22, 2014
SHTF Prepping Why should distillation equipment be added to your prepper equipment checklist? Here are 3 excellent reasons, to name a few: distilled spirits, fuel alcohol, and antiseptic. These goods would be highly valuable during a SHTF event (where there is a total breakdown of supply chains, government oversight, etc.) and can all be easily... Read more

Pumpkin Pie "Moonshine" Recipe

October 18, 2014 posted in Recipes
Before we get into the particulars of this process, we'd like to take a moment to remind you that making alcohol at home (for consumption) is illegal. However, making fuel alcohol is legal (on the federal level and in many states) with the proper permits. Click here to apply for a federal fuel alcohol permit.... Read more

Plum "Moonshine" Recipe

October 13, 2014 posted in Recipes
Plum "Moonshine" - Commercial Distilling Techniques Before we get started, a little reminder: This info is for entertainment / educational purposes only. We don't advocate that you attempt to replicate any of it. It is unwise (and illegal) to distill alcohol without a federal fuel alcohol or a distilled spirits plant. Stats Starting Gravity: 1.070 Ending Gravity: 1.000... Read more

How to Make Peach "Moonshine": Part 2

October 9, 2014 posted in Recipes
This is part 2 of our "how to make peach 'moonshine'" article. In case you missed it, here's How to Make Peach "Moonshine": Part 1, where we juiced, mashed, and fermented the peaches. Just a reminder: This info is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Do not try this at home. It's a bad idea... Read more