Homemade moonshine guide

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  1. Corn Hole Bob

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    First off, this is legal in america, your allowed by law to make 300 gallons of beer or wine per year, in any state, so long as you don't sell the shit and your not a minor. If you sell it, you will get busted, so don't even try it.

    1. Get some one gallon milk jugs, your choice of grape, apple, or cider juice etc., at least one lb of sugar, and a few packs of fliechmanns yeast, or a jar of dormant yeast.
    2. if using dormant yeast, put one table spoon into one cup of orange juice to activate the yeast.

    3. now take the one gallon milk jug and pour two quarts of room temperature water (75-80 degrees farenheit) into it.

    4. now add one pound of sugar, stirring slowly.
    5. Finally, add 1 and 1/2 quarts of your choice of juice. I prefer apple cider personally.
    6. now add ONE packet of yeast, or add your yeast/ orange juice mixture if you used dormant yeast

    7. Stir the mixture together slowly for about one minute.

    8. In this stage, the mixture is called 'mash'. now you must store the mash in a cool (NOT cold) place for 2-3 weeks. keep it out of sunlight too. (ur closet is fine)

    9. to keep shit out of the jug, and to moniter the progress of the mash, use a rubber band to hold a balloon over the mouth of the jug. The yeast converts the sugar to alcohol, and produces carbon dioxide in the process.

    10. when the balloon stops filling up with CO2 (2-3 weeks later), the mixture is done. You'll now have some wine that will be about 18-20 proof, or about 10% alcohol by volume. Before you drink it, strain it into bottles through a coffee filter or paper towel, and add some sugar for taste. Your wine is now ready to drink.

    11. BUT, if you just wanna get shit faced, here's how. Most people think to make moonshine, you need a still to distill the mash. Back in 1900, this was true. However now in 2011, we all have refrigerators. All you need to do to make moonshine is stick the wine in your freezer for about 4 hours. all the water will freeze, and all the sweet, sweet alcohol will rise to the top.

    tl;dr ENJOY YOUR DUI
     
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    I COULD go to all that trouble, but I have a bag of weed in my closet, so..
     
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    PROTIP: a gallon of that shit will get you a quarter sack down in the boondocks
     
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    you missed a few points there Corncob;

    Go blind
    Lose limbs.

    if anyone is interested i have 2 documentries of moonshiners in the present day on megaupload (moonshinin' the old fashoned way)
    PM if interested.
     
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    how in the fuck would you lose a limb?
    going blind is just prohibition era propaganda to scare people sober
    i've been doin this for 5 years, using the steps above, and im just fine.
     
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    like the fermenting corn mash and copper tubing?
     
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    first off, there is no copper tubing involved. the grape/apple juice never touches anything but the plastic milk jug. in my modern method, you don't need a still. you just stick the jug in the freezer and wait. thats it. no complex distillation required. just freeze it, and drink the booze standing on top of the ice.
    second, there is no corn involved at all. even if there was, its just juice with yeast in it. it won't hurt you anymore than eating a cake or drinking a beer.
     
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    ah, there is the problem. i was referring to deep south hill folk making 140 proof whiskey out of copper tubing.
     
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    so you didn't even read the guide? lol
    it's cool btw
     
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    i read it, then promptly forgot about the difference between brewing your own alcohol moonshining and suicidal moonshining.
    so my bad.
    keeping to the actual thread topic, a family friend heard i was interested in Absinthe and made me some (took about a month, no wormwood sadly)
    tasted fine.
    (oh and regards to the blindness thing, if suicidal moonshine is not cooked properly it turns to methanol or wood alcohol.
    and sometimes the still blows up, hence loss of limbs)
     
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    it's cool man. but yeah, Absinthe is some interesting stuff. it went extinct for about 200 years, but luckily it's enjoyed a revival. I've only had it once, but the effects were really interesting. i felt more high than buzzed, kinda hard to explain. You should write a guide about making some, i'd like to try that sometime.
     
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    People went blind from moonshine during prohibition because they were refining shit like wood alcohol, turpentine, antifreeze and commercial grade solvents to make it.
     
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    exactly, or the infamous case where some guys were fermenting mash in a lead bathtub.
    People do stupid shit when they can't get drunk i guess.
     
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    hmm i'll have to either talk to the family friend again. or pick one off from the internet, since thats where i think he got his recipe from.
    the absinthe you had might have contained Wormwood in it, don't try wormwood on its own as it can cause all sorts of bad shit.

    i found this on the internet though, it does ask for wormwood, hope it helps.


    Absinthe (Bluehouse Recipe)

    1.5 oz Wormwood
    1/3 oz Hyssop
    1/3 oz Calamus Root
    1/8 oz Fennel Seed
    1 tsp Mint *
    1 tsp cloves *
    1 tsp coriander *
    1/2 tsp Nutmeg *
    2 Star Ansise fruits*


    First, Grind the Fennel Seeds, Coriander, and Cloves with a mortar and pestle.

    Mix with the rest of the dry ingredients (wormwood, hyssop, calamus, and mint) and pour them into an airtight container. Mix with a bottle of Everclear (750ml, 190 proof). Actually, if you want to end up with a full 750ml of Absinthe, you'll need to use about 1000ml of Everclear in order to compensate for the alcohol that is irrevocably lost to absorption by the mash. You should allow mix to steep for at least two weeks, but I usually allow for 1-2 months. This is most likely overkill, but I don’t drink absinthe on a regular basis so I’m not generally in a big hurry to finish my next batch.


    At the end of the two weeks, strain the liquid through a thin cloth (muslin or a handkerchief) to remove the solid matter.

    Now Add:

    1/2 Dropper full of Wormwood Essential Oil.*
    1/3 - 2/3 Bottle of Anise Extract (To taste)
    1 tsp Mint Extract *
    2-10 shots Ouzo* (To taste)



    Prepare to meet the green fairy!


    If Everclear is unavailable, I've heard that rum 151 will suffice - although I've never tried it myself. However, regular-strength alcohols (less than 100 proof) will not work! - Your absinthe will turn out brown. Ack!


    The ingredients marked with a "*" are not completely necessary, but will help make the drink more palatable. (It needs all the help it can get!) If you wish, you can mix this absinthe half-n-half with Ouzo and obtain a drink that tastes halfway descent, but you'll lose some of the potency of the drink. The best way to improve the taste is to add more anise extract, but even this has its limits.


    If you add more calamus, you will get a better buzz -- but this will come at a price. I used to use 1/2 oz of calamus in my earlier recipes -- but I would end up with a 12-hour hangover the next day. I eventually figured out that the calamus was to blame, and cut back on it a bit. But of course, feel free to experiment with it yourself!
     
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    When I was in jail they were getting drunk by freezing this lysol shit that was mostly alcohol. Whatever froze was the impurities (see chemical cleaner) and whatever was left was supposedly pure alcohol. Needless to say I wasn't in that much of a rush to drink to try it, they always were so sick the next day. That is until they got caught and thrown in the hole :pringles:
     
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    ever see anyone try and make pruno?
     
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    that sounds pretty disgusting. i did 31 days in county, and they would take the orange slices we got for lunch and ferment it by itself in garbage bags. they would hide it under the big metal sinks in the work kitchen. it tasted horrible, but it didn't make me sick.
     
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    wtf is pruno, never heard of that
     
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    ya i have no idea what that is.
     
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    i guess we'll never know
     
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    yea, thats wut we were just talkin about man
     
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    so they were drinking nothing but rotting oranges
    did they do anything else to it?
     
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    no, they would let a couple slice get some mold on it, then add that to the garbage bag. you could buy a cup in exchange for a breakfast tray, or your shoes. not worth it to me.
     
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    how strong was it?
     
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    about 8-10% i guess, not like i had a hydrometer to test it lol
     
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    God, I wish I was alive during prohibition. Just thinking of all the money they made. And it wasn't like drugs, you know? Most people were for alcohol consumption. It was ingrained in the culture, unlike narcotics.

    And because the government was purposely poising confiscated rum.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2245188/
     
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    yea, it would be cool if jim beam was your next door neighbor. or if you had this guide :)