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Uncle Norman's Tennessee Moonshine Whiskey Recipe

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This recipe for Uncle Norman's Tennessee Moonshine Whiskey, by , is from Cleo's Family Reunion Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Norman Lockhart
Added: Saturday, March 28, 2009


75 lbs Plain Corn Meal
300 lb sugar
1 lb yeast
15 lb Bran (optional)
300 gallons water
(this recipe would yeild approx. 48 gallons of liquor
You will need these items for processing:
1. Furnace(for keeping in the heat
2. Burner Tank (pressurized air)
3. Core with Burner Arm & Generator (source of heat)
4. STILL- where "mash" ferments and is heated
5. Cap(removed to add mash) where steam collects
6. Horses Head- carries steam from Cap into Thump Keg
7. Thump Keg- collects steam
8. Worm Connection-carries steam from Thump Keg to Worm
9. Worm- Copper coils through which steam flows and is condensed
10. Cold Water Source- for Flakestand
11.Flakestand- Barrel enclosing worm, filled with cold water so alcohol will condense
12. Catch Can- where liquor product is contained/use 1/2 gallon glass jar

The term " moonshine" is derived from "moonlighter" used in England before 1700 to describe the night time smugglers of brandy from Holland and France onto the British Coast.

Call me for personal instructions as soon as you have a secure area to start your Still. Preferably in a remote location near a running creek and far from the main highway, so, as to slow up John Law finding your work of Art. If caught, state quickly to John Law that you are out of job and you whole family doesn't have health insurance. This is the naturally remedy for arthritis, whooping cough, stress, menopause, etc. Maybe he will have mercy on you???????????

Number Of Servings:
48 gallons
Preparation Time:
As long as it takes........
Personal Notes:
By 1960 an elaborately organized network for producing and transporting moonshine had been established. The problem was making, transporting and selling moonshine was illegal.




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