Category Archives: Distilling 101

Is Making Moonshine Illegal In Florida (Explained)

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)

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!)

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!)

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!)

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!)

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?

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{…}

How To Get A Distilling License (In The USA)

During the prohibition era, Americans operated illegal moonshine stills and produced homemade spirits in secret.  Although prohibition ended, there are still laws preventing the unregulated distillation and sale of spirits in the US. If you want to distill liquor at home or open a small craft distillery, you can make this dream a reality, but{…}

Why is Moonshine Dangerous (Must Read)

Moonshine is synonymous with illegal and highly potent hooch that’s been distilled in the dead of night. As well as being illegal, it gets a bad rep for being dangerous. But what makes it dangerous? The term moonshine often refers to a homemade corn whiskey or other home-distilled spirits. If not done correctly, moonshine can{…}

The Best Sugar for Distilling (Sugar Explained!)

To make the most of your brewing and distilling experience, you need to have a good understanding of which is the best sugar for distilling and what it does. Sugar and its alternatives can provide you with a host of opportunities to fine-tune your next batch. What is Sugar? Sucrose is a molecule composed of{…}