Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:58 PM
I was just curious if anyone here had any experience in making moonshine. A friend of mine decided he wanted to try it and had some success. He found out that making making grain alcohol is easy but the fine art of making moonshine is just that....a fine art, and is probably a lost art for the most part! He has the basic technique down but is in serious need of a recipe. SO far he has only tried some pretty basic formulas using corn, cracked corn, whole sprouted corn and a small amount of rye for flavor and ran it twice, once then again re ran with the the remainder of his mash. It has a harsh taiste and is no where even close to the smooth, "painless" moonshine he so fondly remembers from his childhood! He knows that alot of the taiste comes from the temp and speed it is heated and cooled along with some "secret" ingredients for flavor and possibly the timing on the mash but there are so many variables that he could use some direction!I know this probably isnt the best place to ask but hell, you never know and there seem to be some really smart do it your selfers here so what could it hurt to ask...thanks for any help you can offer! One more thing too, .....my friend has a small copper kettle but would like a larger one, or possibly a source for copper sheetmetal if anyone knows where to get either, I will pass the info on to him!