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Methanol - Will Moonshine Make You Blind?

January 20, 2013
Moonshine and Blindness  When a commercial distiller is making moonshine (think Ole' Smokey or Sugarlands), a very real safety concern is creating a product that is poisonous. Fortunately, as long as a few simple safety precautions are followed, commercially distilled moonshine will NOT cause blindness, death, or even a bad hangover. In the article below... Read more

Blue Corn Whiskey

December 31, 2012
Veterans of the distillation world will tell you that a growing trend among commercial mega-distillers is the flavoring of cheaply manufactured neutral grain spirits. Some products are comprised entirely of flavored neutral grain while other products blend neutral grain products with products distilled using traditional methods. Again, coloring agents, sweeteners, and other additives are included to... Read more

Downslope Distilling - Double Diamond Whiskey

December 31, 2012
Distillers everywhere should aspire to the level of quality achieved by the folks at DownSlope Distillers.  These guys really know their stuff and pride themselves on making a great tasting product using traditional, old-world technology and methodologies. They turn their noses up at techniques used by large scale commercial distillers (and even some craft distiller... Read more

Electric Distiller With Built In Element

July 25, 2011
Distilling over a fire is definitely the most "sexy" way to distill, but it takes a fair amount of skill to dial in the perfect temperature using wood for fuel.  Electric Element stills can be coupled with thermostats to offer precision temperature control.
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Why Does Clawhammer No Longer Ship To North Carolina?

July 25, 2011
          Federal and state rules and regulations on distilling can be very difficult to navigate. Clawhammer has been selling stills since early 2012 and we've been carefully navigating the waters of distillation regulation from the very beginning. We originally wanted to headquarter the business in North Carolina. However, the North Carolina ABC informed... Read more

Modern Day Prohibition

July 25, 2011
A few years ago (in early 2011), the North Carolina Alcohol Control Board informed us that we were not allowed to manufacture moonshine still kits in NC.  The kits can be purchased by and shipped to residents of North Carolina, but they can't be made in North Carolina due to a technicality in the way... Read more

Moonshine Still Kits

December 22, 2010

The moonshine still kits are almost ready!  The kits feature everything needed to construct all copper stills including materials, a video, and a tools list.  We'll begin taking pre-orders at the beginning of April.

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