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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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Distilling and the Law

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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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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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How to tell Good Moonshine from Bad Moonshine

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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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RETHINKING THE STILL

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When considering moonshine stills, your mind will immediately conjure up several images: backwoodsmen with squirrel guns, federal agents with machine guns and axes . . . and a great deal of unpleasantness. Let us put aside the negative stereotypes and consider:

  • Following the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, George Washington, along with his farm manager, didn’t just have one distillery, they had five in operation!
  • Distillation removes all minerals from water.
  • Home distilleries can be utilized to make: fuel alcohol, old fashioned sodas and meat marinade.
  • Distillation can convert ordinary table wine into cognac.
  • Aromatic perfumes can be made by utilizing the distillation process.
  • In an emergency, FEMA recognizes that distilled water, not filtered water, to purify water.

These days, most folks are not accepting the status quo. They are asking questions. They are unhappy with ever-increasing costs for goods. They are concerned with items necessary for survival. And, they are becoming very concerned about leaving a carbon footprint on the planet. Owning an American Traditional Moonshine Still just might be the answer to so many perplexing problems.

We at buyamoonshinestill.com are so convinced that you will so thoroughly enjoy your still that we back our products with a Lifetime Guarantee. In addition, we would like to thank our treasured customers by offering them a referral bonus of $25 per unit with no maximum to thank them for referring their friends and family members to us.

 

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Becoming a Distributor of Moonshine Stills

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The Distillery Network Inc is seeking aspiring entrepreneurs to become Distributors for our business. Over the years we’ve seen that increasing demand and interest in the hobby distilling market is ever growing. If you’re interested in understanding how you can start your own business selling distillation stills to customers, here is a Powerpoint Presentation on how it works for us:

 

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Why I think moonshine stills could save the world

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The copper moonshine stills my dad taught me to build could save the world.  It is my opinion that every house in the world needs to own one of my units.  The reason being that these units are a tool for survival.  It would be a shame to be left unprepared. My copper stills are for more than just moonshine. The still could actually save your life.  Imagine if a tanker truck crashed into your reservoir, unleashing 20,000 gallons of some shitty acid into your drinking water.  Does this sound like something that would never happen?  Well, it did a couple years ago in west Virginia so I’m not going to risk it. http://www.ecowatch.com/300-000-west-virginians-told-not-to-drink-water-after-coal-chemical-sp-1881848914.html  Im not going to fool around when it comes to protecting myself and my friends and family.  The still is worth its weight in gold, which at today’s market value is roughly $457,000. I would say that sounds about right.

I want to make a difference in this world, and I honestly think that if I offer the public our stills for cheap prices, enough people will start making their own gas which will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Our prices may be cheap, but that is because we mass produce them all. These stills are in no way “cheap”.  We use only the highest quality craftsman and the highest quality materials to ensure our customers are always satisfied.

Back in the day, almost every house had a still.  People used them to make their own antiseptics to clean their own wounds.  The rampant use of stills nationwide actually dramatically reduced the mortality rate due to the easy access of antiseptics to kill infections and diseases.  You seriously can’t make this stuff up, in fact, George Washington had a still.  Hell, he probably used hemp to make the damn mash!!! I’m telling you, the powers at be do not want everyone to own a moonshine still.  The big corporations need us to be reliant upon them in more ways than we can even understand.  I need everyone to understand that owning a moonshine still is like owning a tool. This is not the “bong” of alcohol.  Well, I guess it kind of is. But, Moonshine IS Ethanol Gas.  Ethanol Gas can heat your home, fuel your vehicle among other things…. Ethanol can also power a rocket.

The list goes on and on, we have sold these to 90-year-old grandmothers who want to use it to make their own marinades’.  We have sold it to veterans who are bored and want a new hobby.  We have sold these to 21-year-old college dorm room brewers.  The market is massive, and we are ALL IN.  I enjoy hearing from our customers and the excitement and journey they embark on while teaching them self the art of distillation.  Mother nature is a beast isn’t she?  Distillation is magnificent if you really think about it.  You take a liquid, and put it over heat, heat it to the right temp and bam, you have separation.  It really is a wonderful thing, it’s almost like ANYONE can do it.

We are so convinced that every house in the world needs one of these, that we mass produce around 250 every year before the winter in anticipation of strong demand.  The Distillery Network Inc. has an authority in the business unlike any other company out there. WE are the ones building these things with our own hands in our own shop in America.  Don’t be fooled by the imitators.   We got so sick of seeing copycat designs that we went ahead and fully invested in a new design.  We came out with the Flame-Flow ™ Patent Pending Copper Moonshine Still.  The Flames actually go up and through the still.  Now, no one will be able to copy us, and we will be the only place to get an original Flame-Flow™ Copper Moonshine Still.

The Flame-Flow™ was built with efficiency in mind.  We were able to reduce the initial heat up process by more than half!  We were able to reduce scorching of the mash which gives you a smoother tasting liquor.  We were also able to make it easier to control the temperature of the copper moonshine still.  The Flame-Flow™ saves your time (see chart), and money by reducing your propane expenses.  The Flame-Flow™ is being dubbed “The most innovative thing that has happened to distilling in 200 years” I don’t know if that’s true or not, I am just happy to be able to offer it to the world.

Now, imagine a world full of Flame-Flow™ Copper Moonshine Stills running day and night.  Yes, it may be true that the world would be pretty buzzed constantly.  But, collectively, we would be a very happy buzzed where we would all be free from paying for expensive bottles of liquor, expensive gallons of gas, expensive bottles of water, etc.  Do you know how much perfume costs now-a-days? Well, a copper moonshine still can create essential oils and fragrances on the cheap. The capabilities are endless when owning a copper moonshine still from The Distillery Network Inc.

Popcorn Sutton Said “Jesus turned water into wine, so I turned it into liquor”.  There is a reason it is possible for us to “make our own” stuff.  We are a self-reliant species.  There are seriously towns in our country where it is illegal to collect rain water.  Owning a gun and owning a moonshine can hold the same value of measure in terms of protecting our freedom.   It is just as important to protect our right to bear a moonshine still in our own home on our own property as it is to protect our right to bear arms and protect ourselves and loved ones. We are living in a time of red tape and regulations. The last thing we need is the man telling us that it is illegal for us to own a water purification device.  We ALL NEED A MOONSHINE STILL, don’t wait too long. If you do, It could end up being too late.

Before the revenuers come for us all like they did during the whiskey rebellion many years ago, grab yourself a copper moonshine still built by the best.  You will be glad you did, if you don’t, you will be stuck drinking the dirty city water in a FEMA camp this next natural disaster.  Be prepared, make your own gas and save your life.

 

The Distillery Network Inc.

Jonathan Zajac

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How to DIY Antiseptics with a Distilling Unit

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Stills are commonly used for making spirits, essential oils, and gas. Did you know that stills can also be used to make your own antiseptic? The stills made by The Distillery Network, Inc. are made of Copper and are a great tool to help you during any crisis for any need. Whether it be a water contamination issue, a zombie apocalypse or you just really need to make your own glass of vodka to calm your nerves.

According to encyclopedia.com “an antiseptic is a substance that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms. For practical purposes, antiseptics are routinely thought of as topical agents, for application to skin, mucous membranes, and inanimate objects, although a formal definition includes agents that are used internally, such as the urinary tract antiseptics. Commonly used antiseptics for skin cleaning include benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine, hexachlorophine, iodine compounds, mercury compounds, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. “

Alcohol is a commonly used antiseptic as you can see. So having a still on hand to make some alcohol to use to clean a wound would be a huge asset to anyone. If you’re in the position where you can’t see a doctor and have no way of getting treatment. You’ll have to treat yourself. Good thing you have a still to make your own. You could have been in a real pickle there!

Alcohol can also be helpful in the case of a toothache. If you’re in the situation where you can’t see a dentist and have no other source of pain reliever then you can turn to your copper still for some relief. Make a glass of jack or brandy, some are known to rub it on the gums of teething infants. While some folks would never condone that use for alcohol, it was a common practice and is method used still to this day.

When making alcohol for the use of an antiseptic, you should keep in mind that the potency is an important factor. Most stores sell it with a 70% alcohol content. So when you’re making your own you should stick to the lower percent. You would think that the stronger the content that it would be more effective in killing infection. However that is not the case. Less is more here. Also noteworthy you can also use the alcohol as a cleaning tool for tables, counter tops, or anything you’re looking to get the grime off of. It’s  a great way to disinfect surfaces and inanimate objects.

I don’t know about you, but if I’m in a spot where I can’t get to a doctor or a dentist then I’m in trouble and I have a lot more to worry about than the hygiene of my mouth. So having a still I would have one less emergency tool that I’ll need. I could have clean water for drinking and watering my plants. I would be able to make my own gas. Make delicious marinades and most important make my own antiseptic! Sounds like a multiple use tool to me. Now I’m going to kick my feet up and order a still from The Distillery Network, Inc. and be glad I don’t have a crisis on my hands. If I encounter an apocalypse though, I’ll have my still to save the day! Till then, a glass of brandy sounds nice.

 

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