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Flame Flow

Presenting: The Flame Flow™ Still

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Over the last couple of years, we at The Distillery Network have been working with some of the top level Engineers, Scientists and Brewers in the industry to come up with innovative ways in which we could improve the distilling process.

We’ve gone through several trials and errors as well as scores of experiments on how we could improve upon our already excellent stills, and we finally came up with the perfect solution: Flame Flow™.

Flame Flow™ will address several common issues that many customers and distillers have consistently found in their products:

  1. The Flame Flow™ DOUBLES the SPEED of the HEATING UP period!
  2. Reduces SCORCHING of the mash.
  3. IMPROVES and REFINES the mash, for the BEST taste possible!
  4. GREATER CONTROL over the heating of the still!

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We are already very confident about the impact this new innovation will have on the distilling industry as a whole, and have already gotten splendid reviews from all the professionals we have had run tests on them.

If you are interested and want to get in while prices are low (due to demand), go ahead and make your purchase today, and be one of the first people to own a the revolutionary Flame Flow™!

For more information, please give us a call at 603-997-6786.

NOTE: Flame Flow™ is trademarked and has a patent currently pending.

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The Distillery Network

Guns and Moonshine Stills

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The Distillery Network, Inc. is a Copper Moonshine Still & Distillation Supplier whose mission is to “Produce High Quality Distillation Units and Sell them for Affordable Prices.” Stills are not only used to make moonshine they have other very valuable qualities. You can distill water, make essential oils, perfume, cosmetics and soaps. They can also be used for making food flavoring, adding senses to incense and house hold cleaning products. More important uses for a still would include making your own medical antiseptics and ethanol gas.

“Owning a gun and owning a still can hold the same value when it comes to protecting our freedoms as American’s. These stills are a tool for survival. Whether life continues as normal or there is a natural disaster, these stills will leave you prepared for whatever comes your way,” said Jon Zajac owner of The Distillery Network, Inc.

We are no longer in the age of alcohol probation. The laws changed long ago. You are now able to own and operate a still. The possibilities are unlimited! Maybe you are looking to start your own perfume business or cosmetics business and produce soaps and essential oils!

Maybe you’re a prepper who wants to have all their ground covered. Having a still can be the difference between having clean drinking water and dying of thirst. You never know what you may encounter.

Maybe you’re a “DIY” type of person and you want to save money on gas. You can use the ethanol gas you make for your lawnmower, snow blower or chainsaw. The uses are endless when you make your own!

Whether you are a house wife who wants to make her own perfume or a prepper preparing for the worst a still is something that anyone and everyone can use to enhance their lives. Build your own business or save your life a still can be there for you. So be there for yourself and get to distilling with the Distillery Network, Inc.

 

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Books

Moonshine Nation : The Art of creating cornbread in a bottle (excerpt)

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The following is an excerpt from the book: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle:

“Like many consumers, I believed that bourbon was the true American spirit. It’s a good story, and distillers in Kentucky are adept at telling it. Bourbon, however, is basically aged corn whiskey, and corn whiskey was made in this country from the earliest days of the colonial settlers: Scots-Irish immigrants who traveled to the New World and brought their distilling skills with them. After the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791–94, those folks went underground and concocted their product in thousands of improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. Their whiskey—unregulated, untaxed, and illegal—was made by the light of the moon and became known as moonshine.

As I researched the Whiskey Rebellion, I realized it was the source of many of the social and cultural divisions we see in America today. The widespread mistrust of the government throughout the South, as well as the resentment of the moneyed classes on the part of hardworking, rural citizens, is directly traceable to the events of 1791–94. Moonshining in the Appalachian South became both a source of sustenance and a way of life. In addition to being the only way to survive, it also became a symbol of the individual’s resistance against forces beyond his or her control.

Moonshine today is legal in many states, and mason jars filled with corn whiskey populate the shelves of retail stores across the country. Even so, the attitudes of moonshiners haven’t changed much. Many of these men and women are descendants of generations of people who hid stills in remote spots in the backwoods and risked prison time to support their families. They are proud of their heritage and are committed to making sure that their ancestors’ way of life doesn’t disappear.

The first part of this book traces the history of moonshine from the Whiskey Rebellion through the tax wars of the nineteenth century, and onward to Prohibition toward the present day. ”

Excerpt From: Mark Spivak. “Moonshine Nation.”

 

 

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Flame FlowHow To

What is Mash?

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If you’re someone who likes to partake in a nice glass of vodka, whisky, bourbon, moonshine, or any distilled spirit you know that it is made in a still and that’s about it. Unless you’re a distiller, you’re just glad what your drinking tastes great!

Have you ever heard the word “mash” before?

No, not the T.V. show!

If you haven’t, it is the end product of mashing. Mashing is one of the most important part in the distilling process.

In brewing and distilling, mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain typically malted barley with grains such as corn, sorghum, rye or wheat with water, and heating this mixture. Mashing allows the enzymes in the malt to break down the starch in the grain into sugars, typically maltose to create a malty liquid called wort. Mashing involves pauses at certain temperatures (notably 45–62–73 °C or 113–144–163 °F), and takes place in a “mash tun” which is an insulated brewing vessel with a false bottom. The end product of mashing is called a mash.

There are different kinds of mashing such as Infusion mashing and Decoction mashing. These are the two main mashing techniques. In infusion mashing the mash is heated directly to go from rest temperature to rest temperature. Some infusion mashes achieve temperature changes by adding hot water. Decoction mashing is where a proportion of the grains are boiled and then returned to the mash, raising the temperature. The boiling extracts more starch from the grain by breaking down the cell walls of the grain.

The Distillery Network. Inc. and its new “Flame Flow™” Patent Pending Technology is just the unit you want to put your mash into. This Unit will heat up in half the time effectively cutting your propane use in half. This unit reduces the chance of scorching and burning your mash resulting in an even finer elegant taste. The “Flame Flow™ Technology allows you to come to distilling temperature rapidly using a lower flame, you can control the heat of the still easier and more accurately than a conventional pot still.

When you put some much time and effort into making an incredible mash the last thing you want to do is continue the distilling process in a pot still or another still that could result in a burnt mash or possibly loss of your mash. All products made by the Distillery Network, Inc. are all 100% guaranteed. Check out their website for more information on their products at https://www.buyamoonshinestill.com/

 

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Distilling and the Law

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Stills and the law behind

Distilling Moonshine and Spirits

By: Jessica Bunker

While Stills are commonly used for the distillation of many products like essential oils, perfumes and flavoring for food. The most common use is for the distillation of Moonshine and spirits. Although it is legal to own a still it is illegal to produce moonshine and distilled sprits without the proper permits. So unless you want to wind up in Jail and or owe a hefty fine of $5,000 and up, please read the rest of the article to learn about the proper avenues to go about obtaining the proper documents and permits.

While individuals of legal drinking age may produce wine or beer at home for personal use, Federal law strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at home (see 26 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5042(a) (2) and 5053(e). Producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB-qualified distilled spirits plant can expose you to Federal charges for serious offenses and lead to consequences.

Federal law states that it is legal to own a still of any size. It doesn’t matter if you have a 1 gallon still or a 100 gallon still. According to the federal government, it is legal to have a still for decoration, distilling water, distilling essential oils, etc. The still does not need to be registered with anyone and no permits are needed as long as it is not being used to distill spirits. However, it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” It does not matter if the alcohol is for personal use only and not for sale.

A common misconception most people make is that only stills that are 1 gallon and smaller are legal. This is false. The law states that stills 1 gallon or less that are not being used to distill alcohol are not tracked by the TTB, It is perfectly legal to own a still larger than 1 gallon so long as it is not being used to distill alcohol or it is permitted to be used for distilling fuel alcohol or spirits.

If a person wishes to legally distill alcohol, they have two options. The first option is to obtain a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit. This is the permit that industry giants like Jack Daniels possess, which makes it legal for them to distill and sell to the public. This permit is very difficult to get. Unless you’re opening a distillery with the intention of selling your product in liquor stores the chances of getting issued a permit is very unlikely it is way too expensive and complicated for a home distiller to obtain. Instead pursue a fuel alcohol permit.

A Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit is free and easy to get (download here). Most people obtain this permit very easily and in most cases the government usually doesn’t check up on the permit holders. Just be advised that the federal government will expect that you’re putting your alcohol in your lawnmower or any other machine and not drinking it! If you’re not planning to use your still for alcohol you do not need to get a permit or register the still with the federal government. Federal rules state that stills only need to be reported and registered if the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asks the manufacturer to do so. Though, again, if you are using it to distill alcohol, you will want to get a federal fuel alcohol permit or a spirit distiller’s permit, if that’s what you’re using it for.

State distilling laws are different in every state. Some states have no laws on owning a still, but prohibit the distillation of alcohol while other states prohibit possession of a still unless it’s for fuel alcohol. Some states may prohibit possession of distillation equipment and distilling altogether. You’ll need to research more about your states laws. Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations state that still manufacturers need to keep customer info. Additionally, these records may also be requested by the federal TTB and still manufacturers are required to submit them if asked.

Federal law provides no exemptions for the production of distilled spirits for personal use. Under no circumstances should you ever distill or sell alcohol without a permit. If you choose to distill alcohol, make sure to obtain all fuel and or spirit permits.

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How do you still Copper or Stainless Steel?

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Copper or Stainless Steel?

By: Jessica Bunker

 

In the distilling industry and in backyards around the world there are two main materials used for building stills, copper and stainless steel. Which one is preferred and or better to use to distill moonshine, essential oils and other distilled substances?

Copper conducts heat very well making it the perfect material to use in distilling unlike stainless steel and its low heat conducting capabilities. Copper also removes sulfur compounds and that is very important because you want all impurities that could ruin your products final taste and smell removed.

The copper also improves the final product and enhances your mash! With stainless steel your distilling process would take more time and effort to remove sulfur and other impurities. The Distillery Network, Inc. has a new and improved way to distill with their new Flame-Flow™ Design. That saves you time and money when it comes to heating up your stills! Their stills are all Copper making for a better final product.

Copper out of the two is the more expensive choice it is also easier to bend shape and mold however you’d like. Stainless steel is a cheaper material in cost but is usually takes industrial grade equipment to form. So where you’re spending more money on copper it is much more cost effective when it comes to making the material move, bend and shape. Copper is also much easier to join together because the temperatures can be lower where it takes stainless steel a much higher temperature to be joined however there is no led with stainless steel.

Many distillers and customers have concerns when it comes to stills and the use of copper and the joining process. Most solder is lead based and you need solder to join your copper pieces together. Anytime the word lead pops up there is a concern that it could seep into your final product. Many distillers and “backyarders” use the lead solder because it is less expensive. However there are good companies like The Distillery Network Inc. who produce copper stills only using lead free silver solder making their products all lead free!

When looking at both copper and stainless steel copper takes the cake for what is preferred to make in a still. Copper is better for distilling water, spirits and essential oils. As pointed out above copper takes out sulfides, and by removing them you get a finer taste and the aroma of the final product is much more refined.

Stainless steel is the easier choice when it comes to cleaning a still. There are many products on the market you can get to clean stainless organic and with chemicals. Copper is a material that is more time consuming to clean. However there are many organic products you can use like lemon and salt, vinegar and salt, or even ketchup. All you have to do is make a paste and rub away the tarnish and shin with a dry cloth!

All in all copper stills are the way to go! They will last you a lifetime and produce a much more refined and exquisite final product. All stills produced by the Distillery Network, Inc. and 100% guaranteed, also because they are all copper they are guaranteed to give you a product that will satisfy all your distilling needs!

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How ToRecipes

Make trash: wine or moonshine by BigCliveDotCom

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While it’s usually perfectly legal to brew your own wine, beer or cider at home, it may not be legal to distill spirits. Check your local regulations before attempting anything like this. In some countries you may be allowed to distill a small quantity, while in others you may not be allowed to distill spirits at all.

The upside if this is that you will get a much higher quantity of the base wine than you would get with distillation, as there are modest losses in the process unless you use professional equipment.
This video is basically an insight into making a generic wine base for the addition of fruit cordials for flavoring, or even distillation of that base into a spirit in countries that permit it. Rather than go the traditional route of fermenting real fruit slowly over a long period of time, I show the absolute trash approach of banging out something that can be made in a week or less, and rivals the luridly flavored adult alcopops often sold as “cider” which often have no connection to actual apples at all other than the flavorings and bulk addition of malic acid.
This information is provided for scientific interest and not with an intent to turn you all into raving alcoholics.

Even if you’re not really into drinking alcoholic beverages, brewing and distillation is still quite an interesting subject with lots of diverse information on the Internet.

You can chuck me a dollar for moonshine and cookies at https://www.patreon.com/bigclive if you wish.

 

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Oils, perfume and Flavors Oh my!

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By: Jessica Bunker

 

I bet you didn’t know that a distillation unit can be used for other ways than making moonshine and distilled spirits. If you purchase a copper still from The Distillery Network, Inc. you can also make oils, perfume and flavoring for your favorite foods?!

Mostly everyone knows that a rose is use to make rose scented perfume. However most people don’t know how a rose is turned into perfume. All they know that it cost them a pretty penny for that beautiful bottle designed to pull you in and make you love the smell.  What if I told you that you could make your own essential oils and perfumes and it was easy! Making your own over and over again instead of spending all your money month after month is just such an enticing prospect.

There are a few different ways you can go about making your own. There is the process of using water and the process of using steam. The steam process pushes the oils threw the plant material and it picks up the oils as it travels through. The steam ruptures the oil membranes in the plant and the steam carries the oil and then it is turned back into a liquid during the distillation process. Using water is a method where the plant material is placed in boiling water. The steam and oils are captured and then separated out to produce the essential oil.

There are over 700 plants that harbor useful oils. Most of the plants oils are located in the leaves of the flowers of the plants. Others you can find the oils in the seeds or roots of the plant. The oils you can make are amazing! They not only can be used to make perfume they can also be used to flavor foods and drinks. Most important they can also be used for medicinal purposes.

The process is relatively simple if you have your own distillation unit. All you have to do is pick a plant that harbors the oils you want to use for whatever you’re making. Use the part of the plant that holds the oils and dry it. Add water or steam to your still and let the process roll.

Here are just a few oils you can make. Rose oil which is typically used in fragrances. Lavender oil, primarily used as a fragrance however it is also known to hold medicinal uses. Clove oil which is uses as a topical solution. Cinnamon oil, which is used for flavoring foods, sent, and medicinal purposes. Parsley oil typically used in soaps, detergents, colognes, perfumes, and other cosmetics.

There are so many places you can find recipes and ingredients to make your essential oils. You can go to wikihow, Wikipedia and google. There are plenty of online sources you can used to get any info you need on what type of plants to use. For all your distilling needs though there is only one place to get a top quality Still and that’s the Distillery Network, Inc. So if you are ready to start making your own oils, perfumes, and flavors head on over to https://thedistillerynetwork.com/ and get a still and get started!

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