Month: December 2013

Distillation Safety – Things to know before you start distilling

If you want to know how to make safe moonshine, we have two previous articles that you should read first: –Can moonshine make you blind? – Truth vs. Myth –Will I blow my house up distilling? – Truth vs. Myth The rest of this article will cover a few last distillation safety issues that you […]

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Will moonshining blow up my house? – Truth vs. Myth

The biggest danger of distilling (in my opinion) is the fire danger. Believe it or not, ethanol vapors aren’t flammable, they are explosive, highly explosive! This can pose a very big problem for the negligent distiller who may be vaporizing several gallons of ethanol over the course of a run. Here is a short video […]

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Can moonshine make you blind? – Truth vs. Myth

Moonshine Blindness One of the most common questions that we get from folks new to distilling is, “Is it true that moonshine can make you go blind?” No, moonshine does not make you go blind, but high doses of methanol certainly can. Unless you really screw up a batch, you should not end up with concentrations […]

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Colorado Distilling Laws – Is distilling legal in Colorado?

There are many who wonder if it is illegal to make moonshine. Unfortunately, the rules regarding the legality of distilling moonshine vary from state to state, so we can’t really do this for every state… but since we are located in Colorado, here is a summary of the Colorado distilling laws regarding home distillation of […]

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Is it illegal to make moonshine?

Is it illegal to make moonshine? Is distilling legal?

A lot of you are probably asking yourself, “Is it legal to make moonshine for personal use?” and this is a very important question! While an extended stay at your local penitentiary may be appealing to some, I think it is safe to say that most of us prefer our freedom. So, if you are […]

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Whiskey Recipe – Easy Mash Corn Whiskey Base

People sure do love their whiskey, so one of the most common questions I get is, “Do you have a good whiskey recipe?” Well, yes and no. I almost never make the same whiskey recipe twice, as I am always varying and tweaking the grain bill based on the last batch(es) that I made. However, […]

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The Head, Hearts, and Tails: Presented with the Craft Distilling Academy

I am happy to announce that Moonshine Distiller has teamed up with the Craft Distilling Academy to produce the Heads, Hearts, and Tails, a three-part instructional web series! It will be an ongoing effort to provide some high-quality instructional videos on all topics relating to distilling. And who knows, every once in a while maybe […]

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Welcome to the new Moonshine Distiller Blog

Hello and welcome to the new Moonshine Distiller Blog! First things first, we are really trying to get our social media presence going, so please follow us! The links are to the right —> So, we have had a lot of feedback from customers that they would love to see some recipes and more instructional […]

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