However, be advised 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, not for sale, etc.
A common misconception is that only stills 1 gallon and smaller are legal.
This is not true.
Is Moonshine healthy to drink?
Drinking small amounts of alcohol — a shot of hard liquor or a glass of beer or wine — on a consistent daily basis does have a few proven health benefits. Specifically, it reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blocked arteries by 10 to 15 percent.
Why is moonshine dangerous?
One of the risks associated with making and drinking moonshine is creating or getting a hold of a batch that is laced with methanol. Methanol is a potential byproduct of the fermentation process and its presence in a wash is a legitimate danger.
What does real moonshine taste like?
Vodka tastes like exceptionally smooth rubbing alcohol. Vodka has a milder taste. I think moonshine smells closer to turpentine than it does to vodka. But both have mostly the flavor of the alcohol dominating the taste.
How much moonshine can I make legally?
While most states prohibit home moonshining, state laws sometimes conflict with federal law. In Missouri, for example, a person 21 or over may produce up to 100 gallons of spirits per year for personal consumption without a permit.
Why is moonshine illegal?
Moonshine is any illegally made distilled alcohol. Classically it is corn liquor distilled from fermented corn and / or sugar. Distilling alcohol without state and federal permits is illegal in every single state in the US. Making moonshine is illegal because the government wishes to collect tax revenue.
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