Easy to read
and humorous. This book entertains you with Alaskan tales and
bootlegger's lore while you learn to make everything from beer and
blossom wines, to bathtub gin. Odd indeed, but fun!
contents: Chapter One–The Naked Truth! The Basic Concepts of Making
Alcoholic Beverages Facts and Fables for Success and Safety (or the
good old days weren’t so good) Dynamite Whiskey The Good, The Bad
and the Deadly in Equipment and Materials Plastic Glass Sterility,
Hell, Holy Water and the Hobo’s Friend Universal Truths and Dark
Secrets About Yeast and Fermenting
Two–Wine for the King, Wine for the Masses Wine – From Apple to
Zucchini The Bottling Process Secrets to Long-term Success Wines –
Doin’ It (basic wine making steps, recipes and instructions) Some
Simple Wines Sugar Wine Mint Wine Simple Dandelion Wine Unorthodox
and Stunningly Simple Wine Making Universal Recipe Made With
Store-Bought 100% Fruit Juice Wine From the Vine, Fruit Trees and
Berries Basic Grape Wine Recipe (1 Gallon) Second Wine Recipe
(grape) The Shape of the Grape A Fresh Grape-Raisin Wine Easy Grape
Wine Fruits and Berries Cane Fruits – Blackberry, Raspberry,
Salmonberry and all their Seedy Cousins such as Mulberries and
Dewberries and More Salmonberry Wine Elderberry Wine Blueberry Wine
Gooseberry Wine Sweet Strawberry Wine Dry Strawberry Wine Fruit
Wines Mango Wine Orange Wine Apple Wine Stone Fruit Wines Peach,
Plum, Prune and Apricot Wine Cherry Wine Alaskan Currant or
Cranberry Wine Currant Wine Apple Sherry “Beary” Berries Feast and
Famine Fermentation Method Cider (Apples) and Perry (Pears) Old
Time Cider From Apples Old Time Cider Recipe Hard Cider Great Cider
Vegetable Wines Tomato Wine (red or green) Corn Wine Watermelon
Wine (any type of melon is fine) Rhubarb Wine Root Wines Basic
Potato Wine Naturally Improved Potato Wine (by starving the yeast
and using malt enzymes to convert starches) Simple Malting to
Augment Wine Parsnip Wine Carrot Wine (Carrot Whiskey) Beet Wine
(red beets) Sugar Beet Wine Mangel Wine Sweet Potato Wine Grain
Wines Wheat Wine Rice Wine Barley Wine (Pearled Barley) Cheating
for Better Grain Wines Blossom Wines Simplest Flower Wine
–Dandelion More Full-Bodied Blossom Wines Alaskan Fireweed Blossom
Wine Honey Wines (Mead) Simplest Honey Wine Flower and Honey Wine
(sweet) Honey and Fruit Wine (medium dry) Honey and Fruit Juice
Wine (Sweet) Other Wines Rose Hips Wine Pea Pod Wine Kvass (Bread
Wine) Kvass Birch Sap Wine (one of my favorites) Birch Sap Wine
Applejack Applejack Recipe Milk Wine (ALA Alaskan Engel Wine and
Father Emmett Engel, the wine making priest) Koumiss - Kefir Recipe
#1 (the easy way) Milk Wine Recipe #2 (the more traditional way)
Yogurt First (Miss Muffet’s favorite) Pruno – Jailhouse Wine Pruno
Recipe Corn Squeezins Modern Corn Squeezins
Three–From Prohibition-Style Homebrew to Gourmet Beers Beer - From
Alaskan Bush Beer to Gourmet Beers Cooking Beer Making Steps
I.Cooking II.Fermentation III.Racking and Fining IV.Bottling and
Priming V.Storing Making Beer With Malt Extracts Prohibition Style
Beer “Sneaky Pete” (a.k.a. Alaska Bush Beer) Bush Beer Al Capone
Beer (Pilsner?) Al Capone Speakeasy Beer Steam Beer – All Grain
Steam Beer Any Beer (Using Malt Extract Syrup) Not Just Any Beer
(Aromatic Hopping All-Malt Beer) Light Beer and Dark Beer– What’s
the Difference? Pale Lager Pilsner Oatmeal Stout Pilsner Style with
Rice Steam Beer Barley Wine Barley Wine Recipe Smoked Beer (The
Easy Way) Smoked Stout Wheat Beer Wheat Beer Tips: Basic Wheat Beer
Recipe Making Beer From Malted Grain Lager - Basic Recipe STEP 1.
Gristing STEP 2. & 3. Cheating on Malt Grain Beers STEP 4.
Boiling and Hopping STEP 5. Cooling/Pitching the Yeast STEP 6.
Fermentation and Clarification STEP 7. Priming and Bottling Other
Beers Chicha – Corn Beer Chicha #1 (Corn Beer) Corn Beer #2 Fruit
Beers Hot Pepper Beers
Four–Homemade “Poreboy” Equipment “Pore Boy” Equipment (Making Your
Own) Fermentation Vessels Fermentation Locks Pruno Pore Boy
Homemade Bottle Capper Making Your Own “Pore Boy” Capper
Unassembled Rapper Capper Pore Boy Capper Head Parts and Assembly
“Poreboy” Scales Holes to be Drilled for “Pore boy” Capper Parts
Homemade “Pore Boy” Scales Bottle Cleaning Grain and Hops Bags
Making Your Own Malt Winnowing Malt Roasting Temperatures Other
Tricks The Iodine Test Malting Wheat Malting Tips Making Your Own
Malt Factory Out of an Old Refrigerator Malting Your Own Sample
Worksheet Malt Factory Sinkers and Floaters Test Keggin’ it (A
Cheap and Easy Way to Naturally Carbonated Draft Beer) Thermometers
The Hydrometer U.S. Proof Spirit and Hydrometer Measurement Use of
the Hydrometer Hydrometer Tips Specific Gravity Temperature Table
Specific Gravity to Potential Alcohol Table
Five–Whiskey Makin’ Basics of Mashing for Distillation (And
Dangers!) Thin Mash Whiskey (Moonshine) Thin Mash Whiskey Bathtub
Gin Bathtub Gin #1 Bathtub Gin #2 Rum “White Lightening” 40 Rod
Corn Whiskey (Corn Likker, Moonshine, Splo, White Lightening,
Tanglefoot, Mountain Dew, Loudmouth, and a lot of other names) Real
Corn Whiskey #1 – With or Without Horse Turds Real Corn Whiskey #2
Preachers Whiskey (Also Free Whiskey or Sneaky Pete) Distilling
Theory (or Mother Nature is a Moonshiner) Types of Stills and How
They Work The Retort Still Retort Still–Operation Traditional Pot
Still Traditional Pot Still–Operation The Modern Pot Still (From a
Pressure Cooker) The Modern Pot Still Components The Modern Pot
Still Assembled The Reflux Still, or Don’t Lose Your Marbles
(Reflux Column Still) The Compound Still Evolution of the Pot Still
to the Reflux, to the Compound Still The Two-Dollar Still or Get
Crocked on Your Crock Pot The Two-Dollar Still–Operation The
Disappearing Still or Two Woks and a Pot The Disappearing
Still–Operation The Desk Drawer Still (No Home or Office Should Be
Without One) The Deskdrawer Still–Components The Deskdrawer
Still–Operation Properties of Alcohol Cold Weather Hazards of
Alcohol The Dead Trapper, Soldier, Miner, Bootlegger Fermentation
of Ethyl Alcohol Basic Mash for Distilling Neutral Spirits
Distillation of Ethyl Alcohol Cleaning the Still Safety Factors
During Distillation The Devil, Vodka, Russian Bootlegging and
Potatoes Distilling For Reasons Other Than Whiskey Making
Six–Flavoring and Making Liqueurs Flavoring and Making Liqueurs
Steps: Simple Syrup for Liqueurs Homemade Recipes Crème de Menthe I
Crème de Menthe II Fresh Mint Liqueur Bailey’s Irish Cream Irish
Crème I Irish Crème II Creme De Cacao Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
Coffee Liqueur Drambuie I Drambuie II Amaretto Cointreau No. 1
Cointreau No. 2 Anisette Grand Marnier Frangelico Rum Shrub Almond
Shrub Kümmel Orange Peel Liqueur Whole Orange Liqueur Tangerine
Liqueur Tangerine Liqueur (made with peels or the zest) Peach
Liqueur Peach Brandy (Canned Peaches) Nectarine Liqueur Apricot
Liqueur Apple Brandy Apple Liqueur Cranberry or Alaskan Watermelon
Berry Liqueur Plum Liqueur Rhubarb Liqueur Elderberry Liqueur
Raspberry Liqueur Pineapple Liqueur Blackberry or Other Cordial
Spiced Rum Egg Nog Noirot® Liqueur Extracts Kirsch – Unsweetened,
clear cherry drink. Also used a lot in cooking Recipes for the Use
of Flavors in the Preparation of Cordials and liqueurs Anisette,
Apricot, Blackberry, Creme de Cacao, etc. Noirot® Flavor Per label
instructions Recipe Spirits (Brandy, Rum, Gin, Rye, etc.) Any
Cordial or Liqueur Any Grain Alcohol (Using Noirot® Flavors)
Tables Appendix B Hops Appendix C Tips Appendix D Water Appendix E
Supply Sources Appendix F Brewing Log Glossary Index
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
9/8/2009 -- how can i flavor moonshine after it has been distilled?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We sell an entire line of essences for flavoring alcohol. These essences turn plain alcohol into whiskeys, rums, gin, brandy's etc etc. It works for commercial alcohol (legal) as well as moonshine (illegal in the U.S.). How you choose to use these essences is not our concern.Here is a link to that category:http://store.homebrewheaven.com . . .
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will . . .
5/30/2007 -- How do you check the proof of the distilled finished product so that you know it is safe to drink?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The alcohol content (proof) of distilled spirits can be checked with an Alcoholometer.Please note, however, that this is not the same as "safe to drink". Many things have ZERO alcohol and are perfectly safe, like water. Many things contain alcohol, but that doesn't mean they are safe.
7/28/2006 -- Does your activated stone carbon need to be washed with water before using it to filter alcohol? If so, what is the procedure?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is more effective if you do. A good way is to put it into a tube with something like a coffee filter on the end to hold the carbon. A rubber band will do to hold it in place. Start pouring a little water into the tube. It will bubble at first, and then be absorbed by the carbon. Keep doing this until water trickles out the end of the tube. . . .
2/12/2006 -- Can homebrewed wines be distilled?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes; most certainly. That is how brandy is made.The legality of doing so depends on where you are located and lots of other factors, however.
4/14/2005 -- what kind of test can i run on the shine after it is cooked to tell if is POISON? it has been a long time
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sorry, we can't advise people on illegal activities. For safety reasons alone, you should research proper temperature control, equipment & materials etc. to avoid problems. We have helpful books covering those issues. Testing afterwards is probably not the way to go. Controlling your process IS.
9/26/2004 -- can you make brandys or schnapps and are they legal?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends how you do it, where you live and how willing you are to do the paperwork...Mixing flavoring essences into purchased (commercial) vodka is legal. Making your own (for home use) by distillation is not legal in the U.S. In other countries, it is often legal.Of course, brandys and schnapps can be made commerically in the . . .
5/5/2004 -- The Price Of Gasoline Just Keeps Going Up !If I Became Good At Distilling And Ran A "Moderately" Efficient Distillation System:How Many Hundred Pounds Of Corn Would I Have To Distill Each Week To Make 20 Gallons Of Fuel Quality Alcohol For My Automobile?How Long Would It Take To Distill 20 Gallons Of 'Fuel Quality' Alcohol Using . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it does (the price, anyway)!The use of alcohol as a fuel, and economics of doing so is best described in this website:http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_manual/manual_ToC.html
3/6/2004 -- I have "Compleat Distiller" on my shopping list for general purposes. Do you know if this book covers the use of potatoes (versus grains) as the base for the fermentation stage, or do I need to search for additional "informational" materials?Thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: This book is an excellent resource for the distillation part of the process, but it is a little "lean" on the fermentation portion. The Alaska Bootleggers Bible actually has better information on using potatoes, and even has a recipe for potato "wine".
2/28/2004 -- Is it illegal to produce ethanol for a use other than human consumption?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends on where you live, but in general, it is not illegal to produce ethanol for use as a fuel, for instance. A permit, however, may be required. The Feds even offer tax credits for producing alcohol as alternative fuel.Here is a link to that permit:http://www.homebrewheaven.com/permit.pdfWe are not lawyers of course, and you . . .
2/23/2004 -- Do you know of any websites or books that have instructions on making a still from scratch?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Most of the books we sell shown how to build a simple still. Here is a like to the Distillation category:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=41 You can also try:http://www.moonshine-still.com/andhttp://homedistiller.org/
1/5/2004 -- I would like a book or information on how to ferment rice,potatoes,cracked corn.wheat,etc without the use of commercial sugar.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would recommend these three books:"From Harvest to Moonshine""The Lore Of Still Building" "The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible"All are available in our "Distillation" categoy.
1/1/2004 -- How long does it take to make a liquor with a still?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It involves two separate operations:1) Fermentation 2) DistillationStep 1) depends very much on what is being fermented, temperature, nutrients, yeast and many other factors. A general timeframe may be say... 7-10 days. This is entirely legal in most countries/states.Step 2) takes perhaps 4-8 hoursPlease bear in mind, that . . .
11/16/2003 -- Is it possible to turn an old beer keg into a good still? What type of still would be better(pot or reflux)? And also how would I control the temperature of the mixture? For research purposes only, of course.........
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it is possible, along with a number of components. Stills are not complex. Temperature is controlled in many ways, depending on how YOU design it. There are electric immersion types, external hotplates, propane fired, solar etc etc etc.Reflux stills and pot stills are just different design types. Reflux designs are inherently . . .
11/9/2003 -- So after someone builds a still what would be a good book to really get in to learning about distillation, recipes, tips, etc.?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The best book I know of is the "Compleat Distiller".Here is a link:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=34
10/17/2003 -- does this book give vodka recipe (how to make vodka)
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes.
10/6/2003 -- What could I do to maximize the alcohol content of my product? ie. Ph levels, ideal temp, etc.?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: This yeast is quite temperature tolerant (15 deg C to 35 deg C), but starting at 35oC will help. Maintaining 25-35 deg C. will help to increase alcohol content. pH should be in the range of 3.0 to 3.515 deg C =59 deg F25 deg C =77 deg F35 deg C =95 deg FKeep in mind that more volatiles are produced at higher temperatures. Volatiles . . .
9/20/2003 -- i have done some research i have found that in 1984 was a bill signed that made it legal to make 100gal per year for legal age person that resides at that address for personal use and not for sale. please tell me if something has changed.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I assume the law you are referring to (actually in 1978 by the Feds, altho some states took longer) legalized beer and wine making only, not distillation. Beer and winemaking involves production of alcohol through the normal, natural processes of yeast fermentation; and that is typically the legal distinction. The deliberate CONCENTRATION . . .
9/15/2003 -- Is it illegal to make moonshine for personal use in the U.S?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: If by moonshine, you mean distilled alcohol that is produced at home for consumption as a beverage without paying taxes, YES!We do not encourage, and will not be responsible, for the illegal use of equipment purchased from Homebrew Heaven. If you intend to do that, we don't want to know.In many other countries, it is legal (New Zealand . . .
9/12/2003 -- I need to know everything there is to on how to build my own still I need at least a 5 gallon dimension please!!!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would recommend the books "Lore of Still Building" and "The Compleat Distiller" and "Moonshine Made Simple and Still Makers Manual" for full information on this.
9/10/2003 -- new zealand has become propaganderised as a non-drinkers heaven. tax is raised by the communist govt. on real beer(4.5%+)and on spirits! The 'average class' new zealander prime minister asked live on tv why beer drinkers do not drink lite beer. The country shook to its' core when about 400,000 real men and 200,000 sheilas started stomping . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I sympathize with you. Please understand that we don't have it so good either. At leastin NZ it's not illegal to distill at home. I'm of the opinion that anything I choose to do at home is MY damn business. Land of the free? I think not. By the way, in this state, blood alcohol limit was .10; now it is 0.08 and I'll bet in a year or two, we'll . . .
6/14/2003 -- Is it legal for an individual in the US to distill spirits for individual consumption?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. It is not.In some other countries, like New Zealand, Sweden and others, it is. There are at least two reasons advanced for this:1) Taxation. No incentive for the government to make it legal.2) Liqour industry. A highly profitable industry would take a hit. The feds support their industry, and the industry supports the feds. . . .
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