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Reciepe for Moonshine
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George    Posted 11-10-2004 at 09:51:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need a complete reciepe for moonshine. If any one can help that would be great.


say-    Posted 11-10-2004 at 14:49:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
wont do no good if'n you dont build yer still right. go reflux and stay away from a heavy mash.
dont smoke while you cook. brandies is easiest. corn will make some folks crazy. that is when you get caught. it is illeghal afterall. dont cut the stuff down to 40% for petes sake. that dont make sense. the tail end of the cook will bleed over enough water and flavor to smoothe it out. look for the floatin bubble you dont need no dam hydrometeor. use silver solder on the copper. use a dairy sanitizer between each and every cookin. you are dealin with suger and if you dont keep it clean it will make for a poorly taste. many beginners never learn that part. leastwise thats what an oldtimer tolt me many moons ago.

be careful not to enjoy it too much. the devils in it.


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-10-2004 at 15:58:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Say What, ifn you donts cut it back to 40% it will kill off too many of your slowest brain cells and then all yer redneck clientel will be joining MENSA. How would you like that to happen????
Later Bob


well now-    Posted 11-10-2004 at 16:19:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
aint you someone to speak. mensa huh? you know what, dilutin the stuff makes a feller drink too much of it and forego drinkin the water on the side. thats what dehydrates. bet you water down that dam molesin too. hahaha!


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
The most economical way George is to cut the corn early while it's still green and put it into the silo for forrage, then just catch the liquid that drains out and would be wasted. Let that set around with a gas check to keep it from souring untill it forments. Then you need to lift the good stuff out of it by heating and condensing it. Seal it up good with pastery that will bake and keep the fumes in so your envious neighbours don't Rat You Out. Now you should really blend and flavour it a bit unless you are already blind. Get a Hygrometer and cut it back to around 40%. Use a good copper tube for distilling unless you are selling it then a old rad will do.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:47:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
spoken like the voice of a master, how come your up already, have to load a shipement out for ron?


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:54:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Winter's coming Toolman, how you think he gets all that bottled water from PA to Long Island over winter, without it freezing. Says buisness picks up in the winter too for some reason.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 11-10-2004 at 13:34:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
some say he is using it now in his furnace bussiness, home heating oil going up the way it is i suppose it would sell ok for that too.


topcat    Posted 06-06-2006 at 10:06:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
no joke i would really like to make a batch. i had some not to long ago that was very good,no one had cut it with pga, it was very smooth to a point but by the time you had sipped about 2 shots it was more like taking a handful of valium, you'd slide rite our of the chair if you were sitting,some one told me to use white corn but that didn't sound rite.the biggest problem is that the only one that does it has an old family reciepe thats obviously tried and tru and up tell a couple of years ago grandma was the cook and info is harder to get than bark off a hickory.i wanted to use all copper and was told to use glass. but i don't even know what a gas checker,i guess i need the whole process and don't have to worry about neighbors ,if they smell it they'll be lined up for a taste. and also don't want to waste supplies getting it rite, the less supplies the less questions.apprecate any help yall cn give.....tc also do heat and air so have plenty copper line. but i'm sure grannys xxx 10 c 10 w 10 s won't work or maybe thats rite and best way to squeeze? not far from oxford! bev hilb area and i can be tite lipped to, thanx for any help,should a payed more attenion growing up


~Lenore (music)    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:21:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
"White Lightening"

~George Jones


toolman    Posted 11-10-2004 at 10:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
you could ask BOB ONT. course best to catch him between batches.


Willy-N    Posted 11-10-2004 at 10:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here you go. Mark H.


Ask and.....    Posted 11-10-2004 at 10:08:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
ye shall recieve.... :^)


oslo in nc    Posted 11-10-2004 at 11:48:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Geeze, Willy; Whad ja go ahead an post that? How'd you feel if'n I posted your biscuit recipies?

My wife's kin folk did some of that in the old days. One of her uncles was in Life mag., Bib overalls and white shirt. He lived on a mountain in N. Wilksboro, NC. Did time in the slammer. NO stigma attached to that in that part of the country. You have to understand until some revenuer, from Washington, decided that it should be illegal. These folks had been doing it as a repectable business for several hundred years. Then, with proabition, came the law. The Judge, who tried the bootlegers, gave them a choice, chickens or jail. Hence, one of the companies to emerge was Holly Farms. Little bit of trivia, there for ya. One of the best drinks I ever had was some Peach Brandy, given to my new bride and me. Talk about the beads of sweat, whew, that sure was good. Wish I could get some now.

Of course bootlegging was nation wide but NC has a long history. Do you remember Thunder Road. Starring Robert Mitchum. Some of the chase scenes were to be done by stunt men, but weren't able to do it. So, they got a couple of bootleg drivers to do the stunts. Also another piece of trivia is when the bootleger's weren't runnin liquor they were at the local fairgrounds racing. Later on the driver's added the name NASCAR and went legit.
Nearly all of the original race drivers were ex bootleggers.

I'm not telling you folks anything that you don't already know. I know that, but I just like tellin the story. Fact is, if'n some of you older gentlemen were to fess up, you could probably tell your own tales about them "good old days".


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-10-2004 at 12:02:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a good story Oslo, thanks. A hundred and fifty years ago every hotel around here had their own still and it was leagal then. They say Moonshinin is making a comeback, guess that Okanogan Golden and Hamilton Hydroponic is just too much for folks these days.
Later Bob


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