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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.
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!
In the days when Moonshine was illegal, Tennessee moonshiners like Ronald Lawson had to be able to work out the difference between Good Moonshine and Bad Moonshine by eye. Bad Moonshine has too high a alcohol content and can be dangerous to drink, causing such problems as blindness.
Ronald has made illegal Moonshine all his life in Cannon County, for the last two years, he has made legal Moonshine at Short Mountain Distillery, using a recipe passed down since prohibition days.
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This is a basic guide for making moonshine. Its is my belief that when the SHTF moonshine will become a bartering currency. It can be used as a first aid item, a antiseptic and antibacterial cleansing agent, a sanitizer, fire fuel, E85 fuel, drinking, and a bartering item. Rubbing alcohol costs about $12 per gallon to buy. Moonshine cost at most $8 per/gallon to make.
***Moonshine is dangerous to make and drink. You can get yourself or others poisoned if consumed too much, blow up your house, or go blind. If you blow up your house, its your fault and yours only for attempting to make moonshine. Moonshine is illegal. If you get caught making moonshine, you will go to jail. This video is for informational purposes only! Make moonshine at your own risk.***
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