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Old 07-29-2011, 06:11 PM
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Anyone do it? Ive been looking into getting a kit for some time and now that Im getting a pad I think its time to do it. There are alot of different kits and if anyone knows any good ones let me know.

http://www.mrbeer.com/category-exec/category_id/183

Thats the one Ive been thinking about. Seems basic though.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:13 PM
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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i think we still have my grandfathers old still sitting around somewhere....
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:24 PM
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lolol i love those "make it yourself" machines, i almost bought one that did sodas.

Thank god i had friends to stop me, you're better off buying store beer.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:26 PM
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I'd spend that 60 bucks, and go buy a couple 24 packs.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:38 PM
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Make mooshine instead man. Some of the best Booze I've ever had came from homemade receipes. Just make sure it burns blue, cause if it doesn't then all it's good for is fuel and it will kill you if you drink it. All you need is sugar,water, and yeast. You can also use any kind of fruit or even corn flakes to flavor what you brew up. I have a book here that contains alot of receipes, instructions on making your own still and which is best to use for flavoring. I also found my old maple sryup based whiskey. The book I have even says you can use everyday table sugar as well.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:41 PM
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Hey knight, wanna hook me up with the name of said book? Lol
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:00 AM
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Hey knight, wanna hook me up with the name of said book? Lol
Sure man. I'll shoot a photo of it here as soon as the camera charges here shortly too. The author's name is Matthew B. Rowley. The book is called: Moonshine! around edge on the cover it has receipes, tall tales, drinking songs, historical facts and photos, articles on pleasing the law, recovery techniques, and it also tells how to make it and also offers in the appendix some supply shops. It also tell how to drink it. It's a very good book for those who want to learn about making it.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:04 AM
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Awesome lol! Ima make some fire water!!!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:19 AM
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Awesome lol! Ima make some fire water!!!
L.O.L, just be sure to remember to sip it and not guzzle it, L.O.L.

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As promissed here's a photo of the book for those interested in making moonshine:





This is a very entertaining and inforative book that covers alot of ground concerning home brewed booze.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:22 AM
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L.O.L, just be sure to remember to sip it and not guzzle it, L.O.L.

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As promissed here's a photo of the book for those interested in making moonshine:





This is a very entertaining and inforative book that covers alot of ground concerning home brewed booze.
This post is the best post I've ever seen on a forum lol ima go order this book now
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:44 AM
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Anyone do it? Ive been looking into getting a kit for some time and now that Im getting a pad I think its time to do it. There are alot of different kits and if anyone knows any good ones let me know.

http://www.mrbeer.com/category-exec/category_id/183

Thats the one Ive been thinking about. Seems basic though.
Greetings BCobe:

First, step away from mrbeer.

The home brew novice has better success by working with standardized brewing equipment. Homebrew kits normally use 6 gallon recipies. Wort is normally brewed in a 6 gallon stewpot. A 6 gallon glass carboy is the standard wort fermentation chamber.

And it is best to study the art and science of homebrewing through a local homebrew club mentor before investing time and money in equipment. Brewclub members want to help the novice become successful. (They also enjoy drinking good beer.)

Is store bought beer better than homebrew? If all one ever drinks is mouthwash, one eventually ends up prefering the Listerine brand too.

Is store bought beer more expensive? Your mileage may vary.

At this point, it costs much more per bottle just for my choice of home brew ingredients than I might have spent purchasing whatever swill-of-the-day Wallyworld offers as the loss-lead special. Remember GIGO.

Anyway, my first batch of home brew was excellent. Subsequent batches were better. Modified some recipies more towards my personal taste preferences. By my 10th batch, a well known brew judge even suggested that I should enter my Belguim Trippel style into national craftbrew competetion. (Then again, maybe she said that just because she's my grandson's godmother.)

Second, despite what folks are suggesting on this thread, homestill operations are illegal. Homestilling is like growing marijuana plants in your home garden; it's all fun and games until the Cops show up.

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Old 07-31-2011, 02:41 AM
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Greetings BCobe:

First, step away from mrbeer.

The home brew novice has better success by working with standardized brewing equipment. Homebrew kits normally use 6 gallon recipies. Wort is normally brewed in a 6 gallon stewpot. A 6 gallon glass carboy is the standard wort fermentation chamber.

And it is best to study the art and science of homebrewing through a local homebrew club mentor before investing time and money in equipment. Brewclub members want to help the novice become successful. (They also enjoy drinking good beer.)

Is store bought beer better than homebrew? If all one ever drinks is mouthwash, one eventually ends up prefering the Listerine brand too.

Is store bought beer more expensive? Your mileage may vary.

At this point, it costs much more per bottle just for my choice of home brew ingredients than I might have spent purchasing whatever swill-of-the-day Wallyworld offers as the loss-lead special. Remember GIGO.

Anyway, my first batch of home brew was excellent. Subsequent batches were better. Modified some recipies more towards my personal taste preferences. By my 10th batch, a well known brew judge even suggested that I should enter my Belguim Trippel style into national craftbrew competetion. (Then again, maybe she said that just because she's my grandson's godmother.)

Second, despite what folks are suggesting on this thread, homestill operations are illegal. Homestilling is like growing marijuana plants in your home garden; it's all fun and games until the Cops show up.

Salud!
Almost my friend but not quite. It's not illegal to own a still for other purposes. Such as distilling water or other elements. It's only illegal to brew "drinking alcohol" and it will only go noticed if you sell it. Plus alot of people now are considering alcohol for fuel purposes now. Basically what I was told by several IRS and ATF agents was I can get a still and make alcohol but I can't sell it and it can't be drinkable. It has to be "denatured" or in layman's terms poisoned. Plus you forget that there are 13 states now that authorize the use of medical grade marajuana in several forms but you must be cleared by a medical doctor before you can use medical grade marajuana. Trust me on this my friend I've already looked into getting the proper permits and costs of becoming an authorized liquor brewer and it will take a couple of years to get approved before I can even start brewing "drinking alcohol". To make fuel it will only take 24 to 72 hours before my fuel permit is approved and sent by both the IRS and ATF departments respectively. But you are right about the beer brewing bit though. Mr. Beer sucks in terms of good home brewed beer. A local home brew club and wine making club would be your best bet on learning the craft and mastery can take many years to perfect. My uncle made some killer wine last year. 2 glasses and you're pretty much plastered. His was around 40 proof.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:43 AM
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[QUOTE=knightmare1015;503158]Almost my friend but not quite. It's not illegal to own a still for other purposes. Such as distilling water or other elements. It's only illegal to brew "drinking alcohol" and it will only go noticed if you sell it. Plus alot of people now are considering alcohol for fuel purposes now. Basically what I was told by several IRS and ATF agents was I can get a still and make alcohol but I can't sell it and it can't be drinkable. It has to be "denatured" or in layman's terms poisoned. Plus you forget that there are 13 states now that authorize the use of medical grade marajuana in several forms but you must be cleared by a medical doctor before you can use medical grade marajuana. Trust me on this my friend I've already looked into getting the proper permits and costs of becoming an authorized liquor brewer and it will take a couple of years to get approved before I can even start brewing "drinking alcohol". To make fuel it will only take 24 to 72 hours before my fuel permit is approved and sent by both the IRS and ATF departments respectively. QUOTE]

Greetings Knightmare1015:

The BATF distilling permit, whether or not one produces a denatured product, requires a seperate building structure with locked fence for housing the homestill equipment and operations; which pretty much slams the door upon most ma & pa homestills. Not to mention the permit also provides law enforcement 24/7 warrantless property access; so the homestill permit holder effectively surrenders any 4th Amendment property rights at that location.

For what it's worth, at this point the fed's say no to cannibas, meanwhile some states say yes. Either way, no desire to become infamous through a Benning vs Holder Supreme Court decision.

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Almost my friend but not quite. It's not illegal to own a still for other purposes. Such as distilling water or other elements. It's only illegal to brew "drinking alcohol" and it will only go noticed if you sell it. Plus alot of people now are considering alcohol for fuel purposes now. Basically what I was told by several IRS and ATF agents was I can get a still and make alcohol but I can't sell it and it can't be drinkable. It has to be "denatured" or in layman's terms poisoned. Plus you forget that there are 13 states now that authorize the use of medical grade marajuana in several forms but you must be cleared by a medical doctor before you can use medical grade marajuana. Trust me on this my friend I've already looked into getting the proper permits and costs of becoming an authorized liquor brewer and it will take a couple of years to get approved before I can even start brewing "drinking alcohol". To make fuel it will only take 24 to 72 hours before my fuel permit is approved and sent by both the IRS and ATF departments respectively. QUOTE]

Greetings Knightmare1015:

The BATF distilling permit, whether or not one produces a denatured product, requires a seperate building structure with locked fence for housing the homestill equipment and operations; which pretty much slams the door upon most ma & pa homestills. Not to mention the permit also provides law enforcement 24/7 warrantless property access; so the homestill permit holder effectively surrenders any 4th Amendment property rights at that location.

For what it's worth, at this point the fed's say no to cannibas, meanwhile some states say yes. Either way, no desire to become infamous through a Benning vs Holder Supreme Court decision.

Salud!
I already know that man. It's different for each state on the fuel permit. My state is extremely strict on fuel permits and I've already went to the court house to check on some properties to where I can set up a destilling operation. There are a few that caught my eye and would be perfect for what I have in mind. Plus I've talked to a guy that has already went through the entire process from start to finish. They watch you on frequent and regular basis for about 6 months around these parts and then they stop. That's how long they watched him. He hasn't bought fuel since 2004 after he was cleared to make it. He makes all of his own fuel including Biodiesel and has been since 2004. I've already checked my local and federal laws and after I filled the form out online and my background check was cleared, the IRS and ATF called me about it. They were extremely helpful and answered every question I could possibly think of. Here's the best part about the whole deal. Obama authorized rebates towards every gallon of alcohol fuel produced. If I can get what I need mostly for free, then my costs are around $1.25 per gallon of fuel that is rated around 116 octane (pure alcohol with nothing added). That's a price I can live with compared to what that kind of fuel would cost you at a racetrack somewhere. To me so far, the positives far out weigh the negatives in too many different ways to count. I do hate the fact that the feds can search the place I have set up for this purpose at will and that they would watch me though. I am way ahead of you on this one my friend. I've been researching this off and on for over 3 years now.
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