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How Do Bubble Plates Work (Explained)

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If you are new to distillation, you may have heard of bubble plates. But, perhaps you are unsure what they are or how they work. In this article, we will delve into what a bubble plate is, why it is used in distillation, the anatomy of a bubble plate, and the benefits of using it.{…}

What Does Moonshine Taste Like (Explained!)

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Moonshine: If you live in the U.S. and haven’t heard of it, you may have been living under a rock. But, while the name is familiar, many haven’t seen or tasted this infamous elixir..  Moonshine is clear, unaged whisky. Otherwise known as ‘hooch’ and ‘white lightening’, the beverage is known for its high proof, notable ‘kick’, and{…}

What Are Fusel Alcohols (Fusel Oil Explained!)

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Any alcohol compound containing more than two atoms of carbon is called a “fusel” alcohol. The word “fusel” comes from German, and means “bad liquor.” Fusel alcohols are sometimes referred to in chemistry texts as “higher alcohols.” Also, because of their oily sheen, they are sometimes also referred to as “fusel oils.” The following compounds{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In Florida (Explained)

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So, you live in Florida and want to get your hands busy and make moonshine? Or maybe you’re just curious about the legalities surrounding the manufacturing of moonshine? It’s illegal to distill moonshine or any other spirits in the state of Florida at both a state level and a federal level. It’s also illegal to{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In Texas? (Explained)

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The state government has a legal monopoly in Texas, which means that you can’t legally make alcohol without getting the necessary permits and licenses. To understand the laws that govern the manufacturing of moonshine, carry on reading this article. What is Moonshine And Why Is It Called Moonshine? Moonshine is alcohol that has been stored{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In Ohio? (Explained!)

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If you want to make moonshine in Ohio, you might also be wondering: is that legal? The prohibition era is over, but that doesn’t mean you can just fire up the backyard still and start moonshining. In this article, we’ll look at the legal status of making moonshine in Ohio. What is Moonshine and Why{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In California? (Explained!)

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Moonshine is a very special American drink with a rich history, but making it the old-fashioned way in California can land you in jail. In this article, we’ll look at the legal status of making moonshine in California. What is Moonshine and Why is it called Moonshine? Moonshine is clear grain alcohol made from corn{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In Alabama? (Explained!)

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Alabama has a rich cultural tradition of moonshining, but is it actually legal? In this article, we’ll look at the legal requirements to produce moonshine in Alabama. What is Moonshine and why is it called Moonshine? The term “moonshine” comes from bootleggers in the prohibition who made their liquor in homemade stills under the cover of{…}

Is Making Moonshine Illegal? (Explained!)

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The phrase moonshine is infamous with shady characters bootlegging dodgy alcohol in the middle of the night.. so you might be wondering, is making moonshine really illegal? There are a lot of factors that make this drink illegal, such as tax, prohibition, the dangers involved when making moonshine, and generally not abiding by your state{…}

How Much Does A Distilling License Cost In Australia?

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For Aussies, doing it yourself is in your DNA. I’ve lived there myself and seen firsthand how the ‘have a go’ attitude works. So why can’t you distill alcohol yourself in Australia? Why do you need a license? This article will answer the questions you have regarding the cost of a distillery and the licenses{…}