Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin' the Law * Recoverin' the Next Day

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579906481
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 177,386
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Good overall book

    This book has a nice overall tone about the history and making of distilled spirits. it is not the most indepth or detailed book, so it is probably more for someone new to the subject. However I did enjoy it and would recommend to anyone who has an interest in the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2009

    Great book for anyone thinking of trying to home distil

    Good background info and starter "how to" info for anyone thinking of trying to home distil

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