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Posted 5:13 pm, 09/17/2017

Whats all the hoo ha about moonshine anyways?


Posted 4:15 pm, 09/17/2017

Well you left that out. Being he was talking about making moonshine, given you left out the age it would be logical for one to assume he's an adult.


Posted 3:12 pm, 09/17/2017

Up yours FINS, my nephew is only 9


Posted 1:22 pm, 09/17/2017

My brothers and I were having a conversation about a man that brought dump truck loads of honey buns from Winston years ago to make his mash with. I was a child at the time and thoroughly enjoyed a honeybun off the truck not knowing what it was meant for. My dad delivered and sold a few gallons but as far as I know he didn't make any.


Posted 11:53 am, 09/17/2017

Here's another idea. First, no one is really trying to bust moonshiners any more. As long as you don't make a huge deal out of it, no one cares. I can find at least 10 times more places to buy bootleg liquor than legal liquor without thinking twice. Then, on top of that, it's 2017. Do like most the others and use a gas or electric burner. No smoke and no smell.

Your nephew is an idiot.


Posted 11:48 am, 09/17/2017

So he thinks he's the only one that's came up with that idea before?


Posted 9:28 am, 09/17/2017

At Thanksgiving last year my nephew informed the family gathered around the table that he had a plan to make 'shine and use one of the silos to house his still.
He went on to explain he would only make his brew during the winter telling anyone that asked that the smoke they saw was actually the water stove burning and that he would also explain that the smell was poplar and locust firewood.


Posted 7:20 pm, 09/16/2017

MarieL~Sure wished we'd had that info. War is ****.


Posted 4:20 pm, 09/14/2017

That would be very expensive liquor. Also incredibly and funny tasting. This has been done in Germany for centuries.


Posted 1:55 pm, 09/14/2017

You can buy online a one-gallon distiller for distilling water...ergo, beer to liquor. the possibilities are endless.


Posted 1:01 pm, 09/14/2017

Wonder how many men purposely got caught during the Vietnam era making moonshine to avoid the draft?? It was a felony at the time & you couldn't be drafted.....

sparkling water

Posted 12:44 pm, 09/14/2017

The ABC store has a great still.


Posted 11:56 am, 09/14/2017

Those little 5 gallon copper stills work great right in your kitchen.


Posted 10:50 am, 09/14/2017

And your friend will be arrested if they catch him :)

Moonshine is considered a distilled alcoholic spirit, and thus illegal in the state of NC without the Distilled Spirits Permit.

If your friend makes his own Beer and Wine though he probably is okay.


Posted 10:43 am, 09/14/2017

You're wrong


Posted 5:02 am, 09/14/2017

I might be wrong but i think you can make it now for personal consumption,I have a friend in Mt Airy who makes it in his Garage at time's with the door open.


Posted 9:24 am, 08/08/2017

A Google search produces some interesting reading.


wilbar wonder

Posted 3:21 pm, 08/07/2017

Old school, young'uns today could not tote sacks of sugar and chop through the woods. They could not stay off their phones long enough to do anything.

People today are too nosey, you cannot set up a shack in the woods without someone finding it and turning you in. It is very hard to make lickker in Wilkes today. Ashe is just as bad. Tried to set up an operation up there several years ago in a very remote place and some do gooders found it before I got one run off.


Posted 11:26 am, 08/07/2017

Old Blue once told me the best way to run a moonshiner was to stop and rest when the person he was chasing rested. Old Blue was a character and could spin some yarns from days past.RIP Old Blue!


Posted 10:32 am, 08/07/2017

If you read up on the poppy farmers in Afghanistan, it's interesting how similar their story today is to the stories of the liquor makers around here.

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