Interview with Adam von Gootkin: co-founder of Onyx Moonshine.

Interview with Adam von Gootkin: co-founder of Onyx Moonshine. I was contacted a few weeks ago about doing an interview with one of the co-founders of a small, Connecticut based … Continue Reading →

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All grain malt whiskey recipe

Malt whiskey is the whiskey style that scotch whiskey falls into. Basically, scotch is an all-grain malt whiskey made entirely of 2-row barley malt and water. Scotch whiskey is simply … Continue Reading →


Rye whiskey recipe

A simple rye-mash recipe consists of 5 parts rye-mash and 3 parts corn. Other cereal grains such as wheat can be used in place of corn, but rye distillers are … Continue Reading →


How to make Applejack (freeze distillation)

Applejack is a liquor that is freeze distilled, as opposed to steam distillation. In my opinion, Applejack is one of the most under rated spirits in the world, which is … Continue Reading →


Home Distilling: What Not To Do

First thing is safety: Do not drink alcohol while you are distilling. Distilling produces highly flammable alcohol and can be dangerous for those lacking in common sense. For obvious reasons, … Continue Reading →

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How to use an alcohol hydrometer

An alcohol hydrometer is an important and easy to use tool for calculating the alcohol content of your spirits. Some people claim that they can calculate the alcohol content of … Continue Reading →


White dog whiskey

White dog whiskey refers to a whiskey that has not been aged in oak barrels. However, there is some controversy over whether or not it’s really whiskey. Many believe that … Continue Reading →


How to make alcohol and spirits

Overview of distilling from 1909 The following are some of the most popular sources for fermenting alcohol: grapes, apricots, cherries, peaches, currents, gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, figs, plums, bananas, carrots, turnips, … Continue Reading →


Liquor recipes from 1877

Cognac Brandy Rectified spirits (proof)…… 10 gallons French oil of cognac………. 1 drachm Tincture of orris…………… 4 ounces Acetic ether………………… 2 “ Tincture of vanilla…………. 1 “ Caramel, to color…………… … Continue Reading →


Fermenting Moonshine

Alcoholic fermentation is a biological process in which sugars are converted by yeast into alcohol and carbon dioxide. For this process, it is important to note that your yeast will … Continue Reading →