posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 02:46 PM
Just FYI here: it's "illegal" in many states due to ATF restrictions to "legally" run a still for the intent of producing liquor.My own lil'
"disclaimer" before I give you some info.
HOWEVER,that doesn't mean you can't build one or own one,there are ways around it all,you can "distill" for other purposes such as essential
oils,perfume,and other things.
Many I know that do it as a "hobby" take it pretty seriously and aren't too quick to "share sources" but if you browse the sites that supply to
beer and wine "hobbyists",you may just find some solid info.
Start small and there are even "portable electric distillers" around (Crosby Baker is a supplier I believe?) sold for the purpose of "small batch
Lots of recipes online,join a solid-forum on the subject and act like you really want to learn...it IS a source of "pride and braggin' rights" for
many who enjoy the process,some crazy-coots as well.
Okay...I like this post: you want to start with a book by Matthew B. Rowley called simply "Moonshine" (again,check beer/wine suppliers) and in
this,he shows the "how to" along with many great illustrations construct and use a conical still,a pot still, how to braise it
properly,etc,etc...you get my drift? Also compares still-designs and gives his personal preferences.
It's a VERY cool and informative little book...
You didn't hear this from me,a silly girl...LOLROF!
Been messin' with this for a long time...my guy's grandfather was a notorious bootlegger during Prohibition.
Have fun and as you get more confident,you can really get "brave" with your design,size,and your end results!
[edit on 24-7-2009 by irishchic]