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Anyone here makes their own moonshine and/or wine?
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Anyone here makes their own moonshine and/or wine?
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>>708099
I make mead
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>>708099
>atf plz go
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>>708186
unless your producing way more than could be reasonably consumed by the household, the ATF dosent care, just don't sell it to people and you'll be fine.
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>>708360
So 500 liters would be...?
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>>708369
shitloads. They might get you with intent to distribute, like with drugs. I think they're concerned with people getting sick from some bathtub liquor. if everything's nice and clean, im sure you could apply for a license to sell, but ive never made more than a case or two of ale at a time. Made some wine a few years back, disappointed when it got gnats or bugs in it before I noticed.
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>>708369
250 two L bottles of Pepsi...
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>>708099

I come from a family history of it. our peach brandy was "famous" throughout the American south. in fact, my family has photgraphs with Jesse James and the James-Younger gang when they would come through the area. Apparently, he enjoyed peach brandy according to our history. My aunt used to make the same stuff up until she died. She used to answer her door with a loaded gun in her apron because "the police come around and they might get fussy." my father makes plum wine and I still make a few jugs of honey wine.

does the atf care? no. they only care during election season or when their budget is under review. even then, good luck getting booked for anything serious.
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>>708369
In the US, or at least in my state, you can legally make up to 100 gallons in a year, or 200 gallons if you live in a household with 2 or more adults of legal drinking age.
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>>708099
Know ye how to build a distillery? It's really not that hard. Protip: fill copper tubing with sand to coil your worm, prevents kinking.
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>>708371
No, they're more concerned with losing tax money than peoples' health.
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>>708394
they sure arent making it easy for themselves allowing me to brew 200 gallons a year, way more than my household will ever consume, without taxing me a single dime.
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is it cheaper than buying everclear? if so, how large a scale would it need to be to be cheaper?
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>>708406
You could make it cheaper than ever clear after your initial start up costs.

To be clear in the united states it is legal to brew beer and wine and it is not legal to distill alcohol.

This is for home consumption only and cannot be sold.

I'm a professional brewer If you all have any questions .
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>>708406
IIRC, you can get about 2.5gal of ethanol from a bushel of corn. Does that help?
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Myself and a friend made Poitín when we were younger in a pit outside his housing estate.
We used barley,treacle,whey,sugar and potatoes to make about a gallon.
Enough to put the shit sideways in you.Stronger than moonshine.We fermented it back in my grandmothers field.
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>>708417
>Stronger than moonshine
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Triple distilled moonshine is 90%+ ethanol.
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>>708099

When I was locked up in county me and my buddy Sick Mich made the best pruno on the block.

It was so smooth that the Aryan Nation was buying it all up and selling it to MS 13.

Until one day the Aryan 88 shot-caller found out that Sick Mich was selling to the blacks on the side and ordered Mich to be stabbed.

I doubt they wanted Mich to die but he ended up bleeding out dead anyway.

RIP Sick Mich.
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>>708410

yes actually. i was just looking for some rough numbers, and thatll fit the bill.
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>>708588
Looks like you can distill your own for about $1.50USD(corn)/gallon(ethanol).
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>>708419
Most moonshine I know of is just a double disstillation, which means it's up to 170 proof depending on setup.

He's still talking shit though.
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>>708099
I make my own wine.
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craft distiller here
have a fractionating column that yields azeotropic purity ethanol, might answer some questions
>head of column mid-build
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>>708112
I'm about to bottle, could you help me out with two things? One, I want to carbonate some of the bottles; can I just the carbonation tabs that I have? Two, would it fuck it up if I dropped some cinnamon sticks or vanilla beans into some of the bottles?
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>>708407
It's legal to distill alcohol for use as fuel.
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>>708394
#nobama
#NWO
#TCOT
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>>708789
I don't know what aseotropic purity ethanol is, but that's pretty cool.
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>>708811
Only an uncivilized brute would carbonate good mead.
If you want to make honey beer or honey champane than do it. But artificially carbonating good wine is something I'd never do

Spicing it up is generally ok, but you usually add the spices before (if you boil your honey) or during the fermentation. You can try and add it now, but remember- you really don't need much! Find a recipie first.
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>>708826
Well that's like your opinion, man. I happen to enjoy stuff from meaderies like B Nektar, and I wanted to try doing something similar. That's why I was asking about the flavors, as well; most say to do it in the beginning during the fermentation process but I, well, didn't. So I was wondering if I could get away with it in the bottling. We'll see, I guess.
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>>708817
>azeotrope
basically, it's a mixture that cannot be manipulated any further by distillation. for water and ethanol, that is 96% ethanol, or 192 proof. That beaut consistently makes ethanol 185 proof and above, depending on how patient I am.
>>708811
ditto the other guy saying you don't need much. a single cinnamon stick will go a very long way.
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>>708817
he means he gets 95%. which is the highest you can go with distilation. water forms an azetrope with alcohol(solution with same boiling point at 1:20 ratio. this is why people who boast about 98% and over 9000% alcohol purity are talking out their ass and can't measure it. the only way to get it purer is to use benzene and other toxic shit.
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>>708815
shove your hashtags back up your bum bum and go back to your social networking faggot
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>>708379
must be texas
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>>709007
>I'm too addled from toilet wine to realize I'm being mocked
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>>708099
Taking a break from /k/, ATF?
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>>708379
I would recheck your laws, and also pay attention to federal laws. State's rights don't mean a thing when the feds are knocking on your door. It is a "federal" offense to own distillation equipment, to produce any distilled spirits, or to possess any quantity of said spirits.

I am not aware of any states that allow any of these activities, aside from maybe allowing for essence and mineral oil distillation, which typically requires a license anyways.
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