You asked: What type of corn is best for moonshine?

Can you use whole corn for moonshine?

You can use any form of corn; I’ve used flaked maize and grits/polenta (basically the same thing; I avoid instant-anything).

How much corn do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

For a 5 gallon mash: (201)

7 lbs (3.2kg) cracked corn. 6-8 pieces/kernel is the proper crack. If using bird feed, make sure it is perishable, or in other words is free of preservatives. 7 lbs (3.2kg) of granulated sugar.

Is Cracked corn good for moonshine?

What Type of Corn Should I use in my Moonshine? Our favorite type of corn to be used in moonshine is cracked, dry yellow corn. This type of corn is considered field corn and it needs to be clean and food-grade. It is recommended to use air dried corn rather than gas dried.

How much corn does it take to make a gallon of moonshine?

Step 3: The Recipe

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For example, for every 1 gallon of water, you would use 1 pound of sugar, and 1 pound of corn meal. So for a 5 gallon mash (which is recommended for your first batches of moonshine) you would use 5 gallons of water, 5 pounds of corn meal, and 5 pounds of sugar.

What flavor does rye add to whiskey?

Rye gives spicy flavors of black and green pepper, anise, mint and, of course, rye bread. Rye imparts a dryness in the mouthfeel that’s sometimes referred to as leathery. Rye can enhance clove and nutmeg flavors from the barrel. If it’s poorly distilled, rye can introduce heavy menthol or camphor flavors into whiskey.

Do you have to use malted barley for moonshine?

Without enzymes the starch would not be converted into sugar and the yeast would not have any sugar to ferment into alcohol. It is critically important to use CRUSHED malted barley and not regular or flaked barley.

What is the difference between 2 row and 6 row malted barley?

The most obvious difference between a head of 2-row barley and a head of 6-row barley is the arrangement of the kernels when the head is viewed down its axis. In general, 6-row malted barley has more protein and enzyme content than 2- row malted barley, is thinner than two-row malt and contains less carbohydrate.

How much yeast do I add to 5 gallons of mash?

Distillers Yeast

If there are no directions we suggest 1 tablespoon of yeast per 5 gallons of mash.

Why is it illegal to make moonshine?

So why is moonshine still illegal? Because the liquor is worth more to the government than beer or wine. Uncle Sam takes an excise tax of $2.14 for each 750-milliliter bottle of 80-proof spirits, compared with 21 cents for a bottle of wine (of 14 percent alcohol or less) and 5 cents for a can of beer.

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How much moonshine do you throw away?

The rule of thumb is to discard 1/3 of a pint jar for every 5 gallons of wash being distilled. How much initial product to discard: 1 gallon batch – discard the first 2/3 of a shot glass. 5 gallon batch – discard the first 1/3 of a pint jar.

Should you stir mash while fermenting?

Stirring helps even out the temperature in a mash and mixes the liquids and solids more thoroughly. If you can manage it, you should always stir your mash at least a few times during the saccharification rest.

How much moonshine do you get out of 5 gallons of mash?

A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol. A 10 gallon run will yield 2-4 gallons of alcohol.

Can you put too much yeast in mash?

If specific gravity is high (very little fermentation has taken place) you can try adding more yeast, but there’s a chance you’ll have to give up on it and start over. It’s important to keep an eye on the temperature throughout fermenting.