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One ingenious type of stills included in this book, along with seven others is the Two-Dollar "Crock Pot" still. This still consists of parts readily available from your local stores and some that are probably in your kitchen. While this moonshine still won't put you in competition with commercial whiskey producer, you could reasonably expect to run off about a quart a session. Those with an inclination toward distilling will readily see how this one works. If you aren't sure, my book The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible explains it all in plain English. It is illegal to make your own whiskey in the US, or to possess a still without a permit. This is because Uncle Sam derives much money from taxing whiskey producers.
It is not illegal to know how to make whiskey and some countries do allow their citizens to make their own. A lot of Americans have made their own however, not only old time moonshiners and bootleggers, but their modern day counterparts who worked in Mid Eastern oil fields and actually printed underground manuals on how to do it.
In a meld of old and new, you'll
learn how a variety of ingenious stills were built, operated
and recipes for everything for traditional corn "likker,"
to bathtub gin. (2 lbs. sugar per gallon of water, bakers yeast
and a couple of juniper berries.) You'll also learn the hazards
of distilling, to include poisoning, fires, scalding, explosions