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February 20, 2014

Moonshine - Your Grandpa Called it "Water"

The Times They Are a-Changin'...

Your Grandpa and his buddies didn't sit around watching football while nursing 4% abv beer. No sirree. They went out in the yard knocked each other around until drinking their 150 proof firewater wasn't a luxury, it was a necessity.

Your Grandpa didn't sit in front of a computer screen dipping Oreo's into his tear filled glass of milk while surfing, trying to find a the least likely lady to turn him down for a date to see the latest Star Wars prequel. He went out on the town in a three piece suit with his hair slicked back, hammering old fashioned cocktails and spinning any and all willing women around the dance floor.

When your Grandpa was looking for some relaxation juice, he didn't go to the store and buy plastic bottles of cheap vodka and sugar water mixers. He didn't have the time or the money to travel 20 miles into town in his old pickup truck just to get some booze. He was also way too classy to drink cheap alcohol mixed with kool-aid. What did he do? He fired up his copper moonshine still and made his own damn whiskey.

Your Grandpa was awesome. You're alright too, but you've got a long way to go. Do us all a favor and make some moonshine. Your Grandpa would be proud.




  • My grandpa used to distill that juice that came outta the silo after they filled it with corn sillage and ther cows walked through it for a week or so and got drunk drinking from the puddles so we knew there was alkihol there and we collected it from those puddles , filtered out the flies and such and loaded up the tank..much better than cool ayd and what they sell as gin

    Posted by ken on April 11, 2014
  • And they walked 15 miles to school up hill both ways! In 15’ of snow and they liked it.

    Posted by Jon on March 30, 2014
  • Well, I’ll tell you…my grandpa, my Uncle Farley, and my dad made some of the best South Carolina and North Carolina moonshine ever tasted….you know what else they didn’t do ? They didn’t worry or even know about specific gravity, heating mash, worry about alcholol proofing, worry about fermintation temperature, worry about abv, worry about how many pounds of this or pounds of that to put in a good mash….they went by experience, and gut….thats the way real moonshiners did it…..

    Posted by Zippo on February 21, 2014

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