A fantastic and fun to read book, with an in-depth look at the history of moonshining from the beginning all the way to present day. This book also outlines the basic process from fermentation through to pot distillation, along with a how-to on building a traditional type pot distiller. A number of traditional recipes for Whisky, Rum, Schnapps, and more. 175 pages.
This book is an awesome walk through history regarding its subject matter. Informative and entertaining. Very handy to have around for a beginner, providing basic information that applies to any liquid that can be distilled. Would be great for beer, wine or spirit distillers. It is very upfront and forward about what is legal and what is NOT LEGAL in the USA. I would have to say it is a very thorough book and would recommend it to everyone interested in taking up distilling/brewing as a hobby.
Now here’s a volume you can really drink to! Something’s brewing in these pages, and it’s moonshine—a word that evokes fascination, curiosity, and a warm sense of nostalgia. Never before has there been such a richly illustrated, thorough, and entertaining celebration of the history of making fine distilled spirits. Take a trip through moonshining’s past: travel from its beginnings as a pioneer staple to the dark days of prohibition, from quickly produced urban rotgut to today’s carefully handcrafted artisanal libations. Get in on the fun with how-to instructions that take into account all legal regulations and requirements before covering ingredients, building a still, basic distilling techniques, and dozens of recipes, all adapted for the beginner. Whiskies, brandies, grappa, schnapps: they’re all here, along with dozens of page-turning quotes, song lyrics, and vintage photographs and illustrations.
“Making whisky or brandy is not the least bit difficult. Making something you’d want to drink…well, that may take some practice.” —Matthew B. Rowley
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts (May 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579906486
- ISBN-13: 978-1579906481
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds