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Making Bourbon

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Hey just wondering if anyone out there makes their own spirits. I'm making bourbon. I've got a 20ltr hot water urn that i converted into a still.
 

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I know plenty of people who do, im yet to try some of their stuff, but they produce a fair bit. The people who have tried keep getting it from them, so it must be good
 

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Coot Yoot Yoot thars a damn hillbilly postin' on JC !!!
My advice !!!
Don't do it unless you know what your doing and are prepared for the consequences if caught.
I assume you know pure alcohol will make you blind ???
not blind drunk... but Blind need walking cane Blind...
plus its illegal to run a still as far as I know.

Heres some extra info on concentrated alcohol
http://home.howstuffworks.com/alcohol5.htm
 

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There is a limit on the still size for personal use. I forgot the max size. After that, it's classed as commercial quantity. I was wanting to get my own set up by Christmas but they are about $400.

Illegal? Do people care less?! You know downloading ripped music from P2P is also illegal but stealing too.
 

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Slim said:
Illegal? Do people care less?! You know downloading ripped music from P2P is also illegal but stealing too.
Yeah... but that aint going to kill you with one mouthful is it now ???:b:

Like I said... if you know what you're doing i.e (are a trained Chemist) and are prepared for the consequences if caught...

personally I wouldn't bother risking my health on drinking some backyarders moonshine... homebrews on the other hand mmmm :)
 
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At least you know what you are drinking and it's clean.

It's all safe. You dilute it down to around 40% then add the essence and you have got your mix. The pure product is around 90% alcohol. If you can afford to buy the equipment and sugar, then you should be sensible enough to drink it in moderation just as you should whenever you drink a bottle of rum bought at the bottle shop. At least some people drink responsibly! :)
 

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My dads mate makes moonshine, it's potent ****. It doesnt taste nice, just burns all the way down, terrible stuff.

Its a bit better when mixed with flavourings but i still think buying the stuff from the shops is nicer, more time effective (and works out cheaper)
 

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i think i would become an alcholic if i could make bourbon
 
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