by Leon W. Kania, P. Scotte Kania (Photographer) To learn more about this book, check out www.happymountain.net. How to make beer, wine, liqueurs and moonshine whiskey. The author dusts off over 30 years of experience to tell you how it's done. He not only tells how to make darned near any kind of beer, wine, liqueur and whiskey you can imagine, he also tells you how to make the equipment to do it with. Ever wondered how a still is made? There are 8 types illustrated in this book and though it may be illegal to build or possess a still in some countries, the illustrations are so complete, you could easily do it! This book includes plans and operating instructions from underground moonshiner manuals used in Mid East oil fields. Some are built with components found in most home kitchens. From moonshine, homebrew, wine and liqueur recipes, to stills, make your own cappers, kegs, scales and even a malt factory from an old freezer, it's all here! Easy to read and humorous, this book entertains you with Alaskan tales and bootlegger's lore while you learn to make everything from beer and blossom wines, to horse turd whiskey and bathtub gin. If you could buy only one "make your own" book for the rest of your life, this is it. It's like getting a whole shelf of books for the price of one! The aim of this book is to explain how to make all types of alcoholic beverages in an easy to understand and entertaining manner. It stresses the arts, not the science, steers you toward using wholesome natural ingredients, rather than chemicals and shows you how to make, rather than buy most of your equipment. It has an Alaskan Bush flavor by virtue of many of its tales and recipes, but the "how-to" information is universal and applies anywhere in the world.
Posted by Don Bayles on 6th Aug 2014
Full of entertainment and useful information for those who want to use off the shelf purchases to distill.
Posted by Rick on 19th Jan 2014
If you want to know all the in's and out's of making your own beer, wine, and spirits with some recipes, this book will show you! This book will give you 95% of all the info you need to know on distilling your own stuff with different types of stills! It's a great start for your education!!
Posted by Jeff W on 11th Jan 2013
Book will give you a little history, recipes and good ideas for putting your own twist on a few things.
Posted by Bowz on 19th Dec 2012
I thought I knew a lot about brewing but this book showed me a lot.