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November 23, 2022

How to Make Bourbon

Bourbon Mash

Did you know that all Bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is Bourbon? Well, it's true. Also, do you know how bourbon is made? If not, read on because this (for educational purposes only) article details exactly how to make Bourbon. We've put it together with help from our buddy, Jesse, from the YouTube channel Still It. This recipe is for educational purposes only. While it is legal to make Bourbon mash, it is illegal to distill Bourbon without the proper federal, state, and local permits.

How to Make Bourbon

If you'd rather watch us make bourbon than read about it, check out this video on how to make bourbon.


We used Clawhammer's 20 gallon, 240 volt brewing system to make the mash.



  • 9.5 gallons


  • 3.25 lbs. Wheat Malt
  • 2.8 lbs. Pilsner Malt
  • 14 lbs. Flaked Corn


  • Distillers yeast



  • Mash for 60 minutes at 147 degrees F.


    • Chill wort to 70F
    • Add distillers yeast
    • Ferment for 1.5 weeks at room temperature


    If you live in New Zealand you can legally distill this Bourbon Mash. Check out Jesse's video on how to do that below.

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