Category: How-To

All About Making Gin

Many of you folks who own our stills may have already experimented with adding botanicals to your column, boiler, or have created macerations with a high proof distillate. For those who are intimidated by gin making, this post will hopefully get you pointed in the right direction!   Gin The reserved and bashful gin is making […]

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Five simple tips for a smooth distillation

When I started working here at Moonshine Distiller, I honestly didn’t have much of an idea of what distilling was about. I like my gin and like the idea of the self-sufficiency that is home distilling, but I soon learned that distilling requires trial and error, patience, and much research! So far, I’ve come across […]

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Make Your Mama Pleased as Punch This Mother’s Day

Who says you can only drink cider in the winter time?  If your mother is sweet and a little bit tangy, then this sparkling pear cider recipe is the perfect drink for her!  Plus, with summertime right around the corner, this beverage serves as a last hurrah to the cold weather season, right in time […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 6: Aging Products vs Oak Barrel Maturation

Products used in this video: –Charred Oak Barrel –Toasted Oak Chips Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome back for another hearts episode. This time we’re going to be talking about the different ways you can age and flavor your spirits. Typically, most whiskeys are aged with oak, and you’ve got […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 5: How to Distill a Whiskey Recipe

Next video in the Hearts series: |Aging Products vs Oak Barrel Maturation| Products used in this video: –Cracked Corn –6-row Malted Barley -Endo-Alpha Amylase **Please note, we no longer carry endo/exo alpha amylase. We carry an alpha amylase enzyme which can be used in place of both endo and exo alpha amylase.** -Exo-Alpha Amylase –Floating Thermometer Video […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 4: How to Distill a Gin

Next video in the Hearts series: |How to Distill a Whiskey| Products used in this video: –Screened Gaskets –Distilling Botanicals Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome back for another hearts episode. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing gins, which is actually one of my favorite spirits. It’s a very […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 3: Vodka and Moonshine Infusions

Next video in the Hearts series: |Vodka and Moonshine Infusions| Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome to another hearts episode. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing vodka infusions, or moonshine infusions. There’s all kinds of different vodka flavors, from citrus, to coconut, to cranberry, and the same thing with […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 2: How to use Essences

Next video in the Hearts series: |Vodka and Moonshine Infusions| Products used in this video: –Moonshine Distiller Essences Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller, and welcome to another hearts episode. In this episode, we’re going to be discussing essences. We’ve got a lot of people asking us questions. What are these essences like? […]

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Spring Cocktails

Are you looking forward to making some spring drinks? Well, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are coming up – what better excuse do you have? Shrek Martini Need something green? Try out this smooth and tasty green martini recipe. Why wouldn’t you want to drink something named after the lovable ogre? .75 oz. Vodka .75 […]

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Hearts Series, Episode 1: Grains 101

Next video in the Hearts series: |How to Use Essences| Products used in this video: –2-row Malted Barley –6-row Malted Barley -Rye Malt (no longer carried since flaked rye is much easier to use) –Cracked Corn –Flaked Rye –Flaked Oats Video Transcription Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller and welcome to our Hearts series. In […]

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