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Moonshine Jello Shots

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Honey Moonshine

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Harvest Moon

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Apple Pie Delight

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still_old_photoThe Basic

Things you will need:

  1. cornmeal
  2. sugar
  3. water
  4. yeast

To be clear you really only need corn. It has sugar and natural yeast.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket, always a good idea to have a spout for easy pouring. Once this is all mixed together, move the mixture,  which is now considered “mash,” into a still and allow it to ferment for good amount of time. Now just set it aside and let the yeast feast. It’ll be about three days, if there’s added sugar and yeast, but could be about a week or so if the mash is on its own. How quickly this process occurs depends on the warmth of the mash. Once you get into creating your own signature shine you can test different ways to get the finished mash.

Your next step is to heat the mash to a point of vaporization at 173 degrees. The mash will produce a clear liquid, this will vary in color. You must watch this process with careful attention. Here is some science if you are interested:

Vaporization of an element or compound is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase. There are two types of vaporization: evaporation and boiling. Evaporation is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase that occurs at temperatures below the boiling temperature at a given pressure. Evaporation usually occurs on the surface. This is what you are looking for to make shine.

Trap vapor using a tube or coil to cool. When the evaporated matter is cooled it condenses. The vapor will be transferred into a second, empty container. The resulting condensation is the moonshine. It is then almost ready to drink or sell, but you must be cautious.

Here are somethings you must know:

The moonshine that you may drink will reach certain temperatures. It is very  important, because ethanol is NOT the only alcohol this process creates. The fermentation process also produces methanol. Ethanol is in cocktails. Methanol is in antifreeze and is deadly.

Methanol(very bad to consume) boils at a much lower temperature, about 148 degrees. If you carefully monitor the temperature of the mash, you will see the first mark reached by the mixture. The methanol will then evaporate out through the tube, condense, and drain. Keep the heat going at the same level so the mash stays at that point for as long as possible, until you have burned all the Methanol out. After all the methanol has been evaporated off, the temperature will start going up again, once it reaches 173 degrees. This is the when the ethanol begins to evaporate upward, the drinking alcohol. Keep a close watch on the thermometer while the liquid is collected in another container. When the temperature starts going up again, all the ethanol will have been collected, and you will have your batch of shine.

In theory. Because no one is actually doing this. Right!

People die from this. People burn their houses down. People explode. People poison themselves.