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December 12, 2014
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Apple Pie "Moonshine" Recipe

Owner of Clawhammer Supply
Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe
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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 and apple juice to a batch of white whiskey will make a good batch of apple pie shine, but it won't make a great batch

When we tested this recipe we used store bought white whiskey.

Apple Pie "Moonshine" Spice Mix

Here at Clawhammer, we take pride in knowing our way around whiskey. Apple pie shine is one of our favorites and we've made many a batch. In fact, when we were in the process of developing our Apple Pie Moonshine Spice Mix, we tried dozens of variations on this American classic. We drank ourselves silly testing the stuff out, then enlisted the help of friends and family. They happily guzzled down jar after jar to aid in our pursuit of excellence. After months of testing, we finally made "the perfect batch." 

How to Make "The Perfect Batch"

To make a batch of "apple pie moonshine" with our spice mix, simply combine the tin of spices with 4 cans of apple juice concentrate and 6 cups of 80 proof white whiskey (any kind will do but Ole Smoke White Lightnin works best). Leave it sit for 24-48 hours then strain. Store in quart jars and refrigerate until you're ready to drink it. That's it!

To get yourself a tin or two, click on the link below:

Apple Pie Moonshine

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

  • do I mix the apple concentrate into apple juice ? thank you

    Posted by ken mckinney on May 21, 2015
  • I assume, when you talk about using 4 cans of apple juice concentrate, that it is mixed in accordance to the label instructions?

    Posted by Bill Oldridge on April 14, 2015
  • When you said a batch. How much exacly?
    Thank you for your time

    Posted by Javier on April 06, 2015
  • A quick question about your recipe. It says on your site for the apple pie moonshine "a 1750ml bottle of 80 proof vodka, is this one 750ml bottle. Or a 1750 ml bottle. 1.75 liters.

    Posted by MIchael mEyer on March 04, 2015
  • Could you do a blueberry mash recipe for 5 gallon

    Posted by Brian on February 09, 2015
  • I ordered one tin of Apple Pie to try. Just came back to get ten more. Followed the instructions using 151 everclear and a 1/4 cup rye whiskey. I added everything into one jug. 27 hours later everything strained into quart jugs and chilled. After dinner we poured over ice for dessert and pow, it beats anything we have tasted to date. I think the only thing you could do to make this any better is to make your own corn whiskey before adding the Apple Pie ingredients. Cheers. Thank you clawhammer supply for making it so simple.

    Posted by Gary on February 06, 2015

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