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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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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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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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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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Exploring the United States’ history with alcohol

What a civilization imbibes can reveal a lot about who they are and the world that they live in. Those who built the pyramids preferred beer, and ancient Rome loved its wine, but what’s the preferred alcoholic beverage in the US and what does it say about America? Join food writer Josh Ozersky on an illuminating journey as he makes moonshine, meets a microbrewery’s chemist, visits an award-winning vineyard and samples the infinite possibilities of the cocktail bar, all in the name of science.

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The Distillery Network

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

1-603-997-6786

 

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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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