Category Archives: Whiskey

The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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With so many whiskey-making stills on the market, choosing one that will cater to your needs can be a daunting task. Especially if you’re simply looking to experiment or are on a tight budget. I’ve unboxed several stills throughout my craft. Only a handful have made it to my go-to list. In this post, I’ll{…}

The Ultimate Corn Whiskey Recipe (Distilling Bourbon)

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As you advance in the home distilling craft, it’s always a terrific idea to experiment with fun and exciting recipes. One of the best recipes worth giving a try is corn whiskey.  It’s a favorite amongst most home distillers because it helps them create a spirit that closely resembles their favorite commercial brands.  The mash{…}

The Best Corn For Distilling (Making Whiskey and Moonshine)

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Corn is the basis for the production of whiskey and moonshine. It has a starch content necessary for fermentation, and when combined with a decent enzyme, it can create the desired ABV.  But not all corn is created equal.  Some varieties, like corn flour, have a low starch content and are only suited to making{…}

How To Make Whiskey (A Step-by-Step Guide)

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Nothing oozes more pleasure than being able to craft your own whiskey. You can play around with different grains and techniques to produce a top-shelf drop you and your friends will be proud of.  But, making whiskey from scratch can seem complicated – especially if you’ve never dipped your toes in distilling alcohol.  This is{…}

What Is A Sour Mash (For Making Whiskey And Rum)?

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Whether or not sour mashing creates a better-tasting drink is a controversial topic. While some distillers opt for the regular mash route because they believe it produces a cleaner and smoother final product, some still enjoy using a sour mash because it balances the pH of the wash and creates consistent flavors for every bottle{…}

The Best Oak For Aging Whiskey

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Oaking or ‘aging’ whiskey is what gives it all of it’s color, and a lot of its taste an aroma. In fact, Dan Szor, CEO and Founder of Costwalds Distillers estimates that wood contributes 60% to 70 % towards the taste of the final whiskey product. “Wood is known to take out the bad through{…}

The Best Yeasts For Distilling (Our Top 4!)

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There are currently over 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from. But yeast is yeast, right? Well while they may all seem similar enough, there are plenty of differences you should be aware of. Some yeast types perform better than others based on the ingredients you’re fermenting. Others impart unique flavors that are critical{…}

The Best Whiskey Apps (For Whiskey Lovers) In 2023

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Almost everything today has gone digital, including whiskey. Most apps about whiskey are whiskey databases that allow the user to review their tested drink and share it on social media. However, some apps allow the user to order whiskey on demand and will even go as far as to provide whiskey cocktail advice. We surveyed{…}

The 7 Best Whiskey Books (For Whiskey Lovers) In 2023)

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These are some of the seven best books for whiskey, written by folks who have spent decades in the trenches researching and tasting whiskey, visiting distilleries, pubs, and libraries in an attempt to figure out what makes our country’s favorite spirit so excellent.  Please pick up a few of these whiskey books, study them, and{…}

How Much Methanol Is There In Whiskey? (And Other Alcoholic Drinks)

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In this article, we’re going to look at how much methanol there is in Whiskey and other standard alcoholic drinks.  All fermentation will result in a small amount of methanol being produced, which can be carried through to the final product, and concentrated through distillation. Fermentations of ingredients with a high level of pectin, such{…}

8 Vevor Replacement Parts and Upgrades (Master Distiller Advises)

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How to Make Pitorro At Home (Step-by-Step Guide)

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The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

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The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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