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Mash reciepe
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Randy    Posted 09-05-2002 at 22:53:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please help, I have built a stillbut I can not find the forumla for mash, either corn or rye.
I have a 20 gallon potwiht a gas burner and can regulate the temp no prob there. I just need to know how much of what to make it.Of course this is only for personal use, or maby a few friends. The pot is aluminum with a solid copper hood and tubing and only silver solder. I really want to do this rite, So if you can help please do.
Thank you, Randy

ol Henry    Posted 09-06-2002 at 05:34:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Randy, Have you ever read the foxfire books? either the first or the second one has a good article about stills and making whisky as I recall.

Ron/Pa    Posted 09-06-2002 at 08:09:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Foxfire does detail the process as well as the recipe, If you don't find one let me know and I will try and look it up and send it to you.

MikeH-Tx    Posted 09-06-2002 at 05:29:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The critical incredient is sugar. 10 lbs in 5 gallons of water will make a specific gravity of about 1.100, which is what you want. Get online and go to a home wine/beer store and buy a hygrometer to measure. Everything else you add is for flavor (malt).

If you use corn or rye, you will need some amylase enzime to convert the starch into sugar. Get that from the wine/beer store too.

Mix up a batch and then add yeast (Montrachet from the wine/beer store works great). Let it ferment for a couple of weeks untill the bubbling slows down. Then start the distillation. When the alcohol starts coming out, don't capture the first 10% or so as it contains a lot more volatiles and tastes bad.

Expect to capture about 1/5 of the volume of what you put into the still. When done, you will need to re-distill what you captured, then do it a third time. Each time, more of the water is left behind and the hooch is stronger. The "xxx" on the moonshine jugs is an accounting of how many trips through the still.

Be careful. The ATF folks have no sense of humor. It is quite legal to make alcohol, but as soon as you put heat under the container you break the law (why is a good question).

Snuffy Smith    Posted 09-06-2002 at 03:10:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Corn meal,sugar,yeast,water.Ratios unknown.
Look up Beer on the net as that is what You are making. Draw off the Beer,run it thru Your still and You have "CORN WHISKEY". White Lightening is made mostly with sugar.

Part of the reason for the "Gun control act of 1968" was due to increased price of sugar stopping so many bootlegers due to profit margin. Less Bootleggers, less need for Agents,simple remedy? Create new jobs. Instead of downsizing They were able to vastly enlarge the Dept.
Aw, the wonders of Bureaucracy.
Good luck , and watch for the TAX MAN!

Revenooer    Posted 09-06-2002 at 02:57:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please send me the exact location of this apparatus and I will send you a whizbang recipe.

agent 99    Posted 09-06-2002 at 10:49:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
we will look the other way iffin you let us sample some when its ready , we can be bought lol

Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:35:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Be careful there 99, he's making that stuff in an aluminum pot, that could give you oldtimes and cause you to have trouble speaking and standing up.
Later Bob

ol Henry    Posted 09-06-2002 at 15:11:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
That alluminum pot could be a concern all right, . don't know what kind of reaction it would have with hot alcohol. it might have more kick than expected.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-06-2002 at 15:25:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think you would be safer with a copper pot and distill it through an old brass car rad, not a new rad, too many strange materials in them.
Later Bob

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