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Thread: moonshine anyone?
11-22-2008, 10:08 PM #14Professional Member*
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you will only get about half a gallon of shine from a five gallon runTwo Hydrogen atoms met one day. One said to the other "I've lost my electron". The second said "Are you sure?" The first said "Yes, I'm positive".
11-23-2008, 06:09 AM #15"Everyday above ground, is a good day".
"But everyday that you have made a difference in someones life, may insure you stay above ground a little longer".<aircooled>
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11-23-2008, 09:33 AM #17Regular Guest
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I think that with this the game is just see how much sugar you can ferment without getting the fermentation stuck. You're probably talking over $100 of malt per batch of 5 gallons. You can substitute corn sugar to 20% of the batch for some cost savings that will have little affect on flavor. You can go more than that but it won't be beer anymore.
I haven't played with this strain yet, though I would like to. In the end, it's fun to make this stuff as a hobby, but in the long run it's much cheaper to just go to the liquor store. You'll spend way more on ingredients, equipment and time making it yourself. But you will have the satisfaction of having done it yourself and getting the exact flavors you prefer. That's the reason I got into homebrew.
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11-23-2008, 11:09 AM #19I remember my first day,It was fun!
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11-23-2008, 08:37 PM #25Regular Guest
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It's perfectly legal to make wine. It's the distilling the wine into brandy that is the problem.
You can buy all the distilling equipment you like though. Just tell them you are distilling your own water.
I still say, unless you are making something like 1000 gallon batches out of pure corn sugar, it's cheaper to go to the liquor store. And if you buy that much corn sugar, the ATF will be knocking on your door. If you do it for fun, well then have at you!
11-26-2008, 08:44 PM #26
Easy Shine -
At the feed store get enough Sweet Feed to fill a five gallon bucket. Sweet feed is a grain blend with some molasses added so it's like cheating. <g>
Use one package of yeast (if you use real distillers yeast it will increase the quality and quantity somewhat)
Buy five pounds sugar
Put about four of five inches of the Sweet Feed into the five gallon bucket.
Then add five pounds of sugar. Fill the bucket half full with boiling water. Stir it until all the sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the feed and then finish filling with warm water.
Add the yeast after it has cooled to the recommended temperature on the yeast label - below eighty degrees
Cover with the lid. Leave the cap loose but not off.
After about five days it will be ready to go.
If you are going to use a pot still (like a converted pressure cooker <g>) then make sure to strain out all the solids. If you don't strain it the solids will settle and burn at the bottom.
The closer you run your still temp to 172 - the purer the alcohol will be. If you run it hotter you will be taking off more water.
If it comes off too clear for you, just char a piece of fruit wood ,like apple, and put that in the shine for a week to color it.PHM