But you can subdue its potent taste by flavoring it with almost any fruit, including watermelon, peach, strawberry, raspberry, apple, lime or lemon.
Just remember to add your fruit of choice while making the moonshine in order to avoid reducing the alcohol content.
How do you know if moonshine is safe to drink?
If your alcohol is: a) Red: there is lead in it, so do not drink it. b) Yellow: you risk getting blind, so not drink it. c) Blue: best color to get, as it means you achieved your purpose of making good, safe, moonshine alcohol.
What is the best tasting moonshine?
Here are the 10 best legal moonshine brands in the United States.
- Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1.
- Bill Elliott’s Moonshine.
- Stillhouse Clear Corn Whiskey.
- Troy & Sons Platinum.
- Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon.
- Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
- Tim Smith’s Climax Moonshine.
- Hudson New York Corn Whiskey.
How many gallons of mash makes a gallon of moonshine?
A 1 gallon run will yield 3-6 cups of alcohol. A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol.
What is the thumper for in a moonshine still?
Traditional copper pot stills use a thumper or thump keg to increase proof (improve purity). In the thump keg, the liquid is essentially re-distilled before it is condensed back into a liquid. Because the addition of a thumper effectively distills alcohol twice during one run it’s sometimes referred to as a “doubler.”
Can you put too much yeast in moonshine mash?
There’s too much sugar for the yeast strain you’re using. So it’s easy to assume that more sugar = more alcohol. However, too much sugar in your mash can actually hinder your yeast’s ability to make alcohol, and most people want to get as high an alcohol content as possible when making moonshine.
Can you drink cloudy moonshine?
If a clear moonshine is proofed down to 80 and then becomes cloudy it’s most likely an issue of fusel oils, as mention above. However, certain types of tap water can cause contribute to this problem. It doesn’t happen often, but if the tap water has a high mineral content it can make cloudiness more likely.
Is Midnight Moon real moonshine?
100 PROOF. Midnight Moon 100 Proof is inspired by Junior Johnson’s legendary moonshine family recipe and is made from American corn to deliver an ultra-smooth and clean tasting 100 proof (50% ALC./VOL.) spirit.
What is climax moonshine?
Whether you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” reality series or not, everyone deserves the chance to savor Climax moonshine. Climax Moonshine is crafted from corn, rye and barley malt mash. The result is a clean, natural-tasting alcoholic beverage with a subtle sweetness that boldly defies convention.
How is corn whiskey made?
Corn whiskey is an American liquor made from a mash of at least 80 percent corn and distilled to a maximum strength of 160 proof (80% alcohol by volume). A variant called straight corn whiskey is also produced, in which the whiskey is stored in used or uncharred new oak containers for two years or more.
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