How to Make Moonshine


Basic Corn Whiskey 

This is a basic Moonshine recipe. We recommend using high quality grains, like those you can get from Goldstone Mill to ensure you get a high quality product. The recipe uses the natural process of malt conversions for converting the corn starches to sugars by using a high quality Malted Barley. The following recipe is ideal for use in a hobby still.

How to Make Moonshine

Gather your ingredients

Here's what you will need:

Prepare your mash

Use the following process for making your mash:
  1. Heat the water in your stockpot. When it boils, remove it from the heat.
  2. Add your ground corn and stir.
  3. Cover the mash and let it sit for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and wait for the mash to cool to 155F.
  5. Add ground malted barley.
  6. Stir and cover for 45 minutes.
  7. Stir again and let the mash cool to room temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
  8. Once the mash is cooled, aerate your mash by stirring vigorously for a few minutes or pouring the mash from one bucket to another back and forth several times.
  9. Add the yeast according to the packet instructions.
  10. Let the mash ferment for three to five days, when the bubbling slows considerably.

Distill your wash

Now that you have created your mash, you will want to prepare it for your still. Be sure to strain the contents so that only liquid is going into your still boiler. A large straining bag or a clean pillow case can be used to strain your mash.

Distill the wash per the instructions provided with your still.

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