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October 9, 2014

How to Make Peach Brandy Moonshine: Part 2

How to make peach moonshine

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.

*We possessed all necessary fuel alcohol distillation permits at the time this project was undertaken and documented. The product seen here was used as fuel alcohol and was not consumed. Distilling alcohol is illegal without a federal fuel alcohol or distilled spirit plant permit as well as relevant state permits. Our distillation equipment is designed for legal uses only and the information in this article is for educational purposes only. Please read our complete legal summary for more information on the legalities of distillation.

Peach Moonshine Alcohol Recipe Continued...

  1. Once the peaches finished fermenting, we filtered the peach pulp from the fermented peach juice. This was easy to do with the right equipment. An autosiphon (with 1/2" hose), a 5 gallon bucket, and paint strainer bag. We siphoned the peach liquid into the strainer bag, leaving behind as much of the compacted peach pulp and yeast sediment as possible.

    Peach Moonshine Mash

    Fermentation Bucket with Cheesecloth

    Siphon Peach Moonshine Mash

  2. We squeezed the bag in order to get every last bit of alcohol out of the pulp. We then carefully siphoned the peach alcohol into the bucket leaving as much of the peach solids behind in the fermenter as possible, it took us less than 10 minutes to filter.

    Strain Peach Wine

    Squeeze Peach wine

  3. Once the peach alcohol had been filtered and the solids had been discarded, the peach wash was poured into a copper still and and we turned the heat on.

    Pour Wash into Copper Still

  4. While the still was heating up, we secured the equipment. We attached the cooling hoses to the inline condenser. The cooling water input is attached to the lower port and the drain is attached to the upper port.

    Install the Copper Condenser

  5. Once the column was installed and the hoses were attached to the condenser, flour paste was used to seal the connection between the cap skirt and vapor cone collar.
  6. Once the still was at 130F we turned on the cooling water.
  7. We then distilled adjusting the heat as necessary.

Still dripping into mason jar

*We possessed all necessary fuel alcohol distillation permits at the time this project was undertaken and documented. The product seen here was used as fuel alcohol and was not consumed. Distilling alcohol is illegal without a federal fuel alcohol or distilled spirit plant permit as well as relevant state permits. Our distillation equipment is designed for legal uses only and the information in this article is for educational purposes only. Please read our complete legal summary for more information on the legalities of distillation.

  • Gonna try it with some of the best peaches you can get in Johnston SC.

    Posted by CAmeron on November 22, 2015
  • I HAVE A CLAW hAMMER 10 GAL STILL, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OTHER THINGS WE CAN USE TO MAKE MASH BESIDES CORN

    Posted by Ralph Ball on October 22, 2015
  • I would like to say everything came on time, as pictured and assembly was easy. . People were very helpful. I got the ten gallon kit and ready to for first run. .

    If any one else who has this the 10g kit and you’ve successfully ruin many runs contact me. I’d like to learn a solid recipe!!

    Thanks,

    Ob1
    Obsideonblack@yahoo.com

    Posted by Ob1 on September 02, 2015
  • I made a batch the ClawHammer way; Bought polar peaches in the jars & 2 pecks of kindda soft & peach smelly (RIPE) combine 1st. run shine & sliced peaches (set peach juice aside) in frig for 2 weeks. Mash & squeeze out alcohol of sliced peaches; combine juice & mushed up peaches with more sliced peaches (1 peck) Cook on high heat add 4 lbs. sugar, 12 oz. honey, (rapid stir) Combine all & let sit in cool area for about a month…… I ended up with a gallon 1/2 of peach shine. added 1/2 gal. 165 proof shine with 1 firebomb cinnamon whiskey spice. For 2 gallons of 100 proof “Peach Bomb”!!! longer it sits the better the peach flavor !!!

    Posted by Jeff B. on August 08, 2015
  • can you use maple wood to age spirits??? or is oak the only wood to use?

    Posted by mike on July 14, 2015
  • A better question would be, “Does the final fuel product smell like peaches?”

    Posted by Debra on July 14, 2015
  • So, if it doesn’t taste like peaches why use peaches? Sugar content? Or are you suggesting that it doesn’t taste like peach because youre making furl alchol and you don’t drink this?

    Posted by MIke s. on March 14, 2015
  • No the finished product will not tast like peach

    Posted by Joshua on January 27, 2015
  • Will the finished product tast like peaches?

    Posted by Mitch on October 22, 2014


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