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Springtime is Mashtime!

Springtime is Mashtime!

When Spring arrives you can feel it, smell it, see it and taste it. By now you are probably seeing blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, rhubarb and all sorts of less common Spring fruits showing up at farmer’s markets and in your grocery stores. Some people think of jellies and jams but when many of see these bright colors and juicy flavors I am inspired to start a moonshine mash right now, so I can be sipping on a fresh batch before it’s time to turn the calendar page!Maybe you have some free time over Spring break or the holidays, or maybe...

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Pot Still vs Reflux Still - What's the Difference?

Pot Still vs Reflux Still - What's the Difference?

If you want beer or wine, the process is straightforward – toss some yeast into your sugar plus water of course, let it ferment in a container with an airlock, filter the liquid after to remove impurities then add some flavors if you wish and in a snap alcohol is ready to drink. But if you want something tastier and with a blowing kick then all you have to do is distill the wash and you’ll get a strong spirit. You can still do a lot of things with the distillate, you can age it in a barrel or mix...

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Making Moonshine or Whiskey at home has never been easier and it’s high time you got a batch started!

Making Moonshine or Whiskey at home has never been easier and it’s high time you got a batch started!

At whiskeystill.net we know that the art of making moonshine is exactly that - an art - there are a million ways to do it and almost all of them are correct. Here’s the part you might not know:  everything you need to distill your own hand-crafted spirits can be found at your local grocery store... so there is simply no excuse for you not to indulge yourself in this easy and rewarding home-distilling adventure. You could be getting started this weekend!  We’ve compiled a step-by-step, easy to follow instruction booklet that comes with every still we sell at whiskeystill.net....

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How to Make Gin

How to Make Gin

I have to say, gin is not a spirit that I’ve always been a fan of. In fact, I used to see it as more of cocktail spirit and not so much about flavor. But maybe I’d simply had the wrong gin. It was in Europe when I started enjoying it more. I then read up more on it and, finally, decided to try making my own. I started with compound gin and after, once I found a flavor I liked, I also distilled my own in my copper pot still. What makes gin special is its predominant flavor of...

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Honey Moonshine Recipe

Honey Moonshine Recipe

What To Do With a Gallon of Honey? The other day, I was chatting with a good customer of mine when he mentioned they were able to get their hands on a gallon of honey from a local beekeeper (believe it or not, it only cost them $30). Naturally, my mind started racing with the idea of creating the perfect honey moonshine. So, today I present you with a recipe for making the best tasting Honey Moonshine that will ever touch your lips. Recipe for Honey Moonshine (aka: Honey Whiskey or Honeyshine) Ingredients:        1 Gallon of honey...

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