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Apple pie "moonshine"

Posted on 04/21/2013 4:20:37 PM PDT by YankeeMagic

I have been experimenting with making my own apple pie "moonshine". I am using 190 proof Everclear..looking for advise or maybe a recipe.


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1 posted on 04/21/2013 4:20:37 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: YankeeMagic

Well we got some from this guy who has a small distillery in Al. It was so sweet I could not drink it. Don’t make it too sweet.


2 posted on 04/21/2013 4:22:50 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: YankeeMagic

Don’t smoke while you’re experimenting.


3 posted on 04/21/2013 4:22:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: YankeeMagic

I read Moon-pie in there somewhere. Now I need an RC Cola...


4 posted on 04/21/2013 4:23:14 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: YankeeMagic

http://www.moonshineheritage.com/blog/apple-pie-moonshine/
Might be helpful, good luck. The name itself sound yummy (if moonshine is yummy that is)


5 posted on 04/21/2013 4:23:30 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: YankeeMagic

Google Dave’s apple pie moonshine. I used that recipe over the holidays. Very good.


6 posted on 04/21/2013 4:23:53 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: YankeeMagic

Videotape everything, if you are using Neverclear....


7 posted on 04/21/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

LOL


8 posted on 04/21/2013 4:25:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: YankeeMagic

Is this apple pie with moonshine dumped on it or moonshine steeped with apple pie?


9 posted on 04/21/2013 4:26:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: YankeeMagic
First you start with a bushel of corn.
Then a little wheat and little rye, add in some yeast and water. Stir well and wait a few days, then start cooking. When finished, it should end up about 90 proof. Then age to taste and sip away. I don't know anything about this ‘everclear stuff and apple pie is for eating.
10 posted on 04/21/2013 4:27:13 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: YankeeMagic
Well, if you feel like it, take this recipe and adjust it accordingly. Cheers.

Krupnikas.

Google the word for more ideas.

11 posted on 04/21/2013 4:28:16 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nhwingut

I started with Dave’s basic recipe. Thought someone here might have
some experience...


12 posted on 04/21/2013 4:28:34 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: YankeeMagic
looking for advise or maybe a recipe.

English grammar and dictionary.

13 posted on 04/21/2013 4:29:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: YankeeMagic

IMHO forget making your own. If you want a superior apple whiskey look for Leopold Brothers New York Apple Whiskey. It’s made by a micro-distillery in Denver and is amazing. There are also apple pie flavored moonshine products available legally in some states.


14 posted on 04/21/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Revolting cat!

And post before consumption.


15 posted on 04/21/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: YankeeMagic; Salamander
Thought someone here might have some experience...

We had a college party about 30 years involving 15 cases of Everclear. I would like to say I don't remember all that much about it...

16 posted on 04/21/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: YankeeMagic

Know some folks that can fruit in everclear,why not just bake a pie from the fruit.


17 posted on 04/21/2013 4:34:33 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: YankeeMagic

Welcome to the felony ping!

I would suggest you abandon you felonious ways, as you have no talent for them.

Producing hard liqour in any volume, except as fuel, is quite illegal, and discussing it online is foolish.

As though the ATF doesn’t monitor this site enough.

I wonder what the administrator’s policy is on becoming a how do site for illegal activities?


18 posted on 04/21/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT by rey
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To: rey

First thing Everclear is legal.. Psssst it’s not
moonshine since taxes are paid and it is bought
at the local state run liquor store...
Second before you step up on to your high
horse maybe you should know what you are
accusing someone of...


19 posted on 04/21/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: YankeeMagic

Ask these guys

http://shortmountaindistillery.com/?p=851
http://www.olesmokymoonshine.com/varieties/


20 posted on 04/21/2013 4:49:35 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: YankeeMagic

only cut your “moonshine” 50% max. Use good cinnamon sticks. Let it set for at least a month.


21 posted on 04/21/2013 4:51:45 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: rey
Let us all know if you want to join the ...

I'm Confessing to a Felony Ping List!

22 posted on 04/21/2013 4:52:51 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: cork

Trying to figure out the “proof” when done


23 posted on 04/21/2013 4:53:48 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: cork

Trying to figure out the “proof” when done


24 posted on 04/21/2013 4:53:48 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Explain how going to the local state run liqueur
store and buying Everclear, adding my own spices
and drinking myself is a
felony??


25 posted on 04/21/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: YankeeMagic

“Explain how going to the local state run liqueur
store and buying Everclear, adding my own spices
and drinking myself is a
felony??”

I think if you are not distilling it, you’re OK. Beyond that, you will have to join the ping list for continuing education...


26 posted on 04/21/2013 4:57:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: YankeeMagic

it will vary depending on the recipe, depending on the dilution. We in my area like it a little stronger and try for around 100 proof. A hydrometer will let you know where you are.


27 posted on 04/21/2013 4:57:27 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: rey
Using bottled Everclear isn't the same thing as untaxed distilling. The OP wants to infuse legal "White Lightning" with apple and spice flavoring.

IMO, there are better spirits for the task, such as the "White Dog" sold by Buffalo Trace. More corn flavor than Everclear and easier on the liver. It's a bit more expensive but worth it.

Adding flavor to existing spirits has an interesting history in this country. Do a web search for Martha Washington's "Cherry Bounce" recipe.

28 posted on 04/21/2013 4:59:06 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: YankeeMagic

I would suggest;

Add apple slices to a boiled concoction of cinnamon and nutmeg and apple juice. Let the solids settle out in the frige for a few hours and transfer the clear liquid to your Everclear. Add sugar if you like it sweet.

If you use quart jars, add additional apple slices for visual effect.

Try to keep the ABV in the 90 proof zone, it will make a tastier brew.

Cheers

knewshound


29 posted on 04/21/2013 4:59:24 PM PDT by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: YankeeMagic

The secret to good apple pie is letting it sit after you mix it. One month minimum. You aren’t making a mix drink you are creating.


30 posted on 04/21/2013 4:59:55 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: bigheadfred; Syncro

A friend had a a party with grain alcohol.

She remembered none of it.

I stuck to Cuervo.

I know my limits.

[but I still woke up on the floor with the dog guarding me by laying between me and some drunk guy I vaguely remembered as being enthralled. good dog.]


31 posted on 04/21/2013 5:00:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: YankeeMagic

Didn’t turn out so hot on the first season of Justified.


32 posted on 04/21/2013 5:01:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: YankeeMagic

We hillbillies are enjoying this thread.

;D


33 posted on 04/21/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: The Great RJ

Is Apple Whiskey similar to German Apfelkorn?


34 posted on 04/21/2013 5:02:55 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: YankeeMagic

Good stuff! My Tennessee contacts have shared. I don’t know the exact “recipe” but I do know they use apple juice and a couple of sticks of cinnamon.

Good luck with your quest

MFO


35 posted on 04/21/2013 5:05:24 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: YankeeMagic

You might experiment with some root beer extact. mmmmm. lemon drop is good too


36 posted on 04/21/2013 5:05:27 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: YankeeMagic

Liquid Apple Pie. The ladies seem to like it around here where I live. If it is right, it tastes just like apple pie, not apple red shine just made with apples. It’s the cinnamon sticks that make it Apple Pie.


37 posted on 04/21/2013 5:07:00 PM PDT by CodeJockey
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To: Man from Oz

I have used apple cider, apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon
sticks and the LEGAL liqueur Everclear..
I can’t believe those calling me a felon!


38 posted on 04/21/2013 5:09:05 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: YankeeMagic

Everclear is already moonshine, ya fool. Why are you even bothering to mess with it?? What’s the point? Flavor?


39 posted on 04/21/2013 5:12:17 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: rey

Producing hard liqour in any volume, except as fuel, is quite illegal, and discussing it online is foolish.


Wrong. Federal law allows the individual to distillate products, albeit NOT FOR SALES.

Back to the law library.....


40 posted on 04/21/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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To: jespasinthru

“If you love your country, you gotta love moonshine” - Tickle


41 posted on 04/21/2013 5:19:45 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: YankeeMagic

My son came up from Alabama not long ago and we made a potfull of this ‘apple pie’. He used a fifth of Everclear, a quart of apple juice, a quart of apple cider (non-alcohol), a cup of brown sugar, a cup of honey, three tablespoons of ground cinnamon, a half teaspoon ofnutmeg, all brought to a boil then removed from heat and poured into pint jars with a cinnamon stick in each and sealed. I opened one last week and found it to be too cinnamony, so I called him and he told me that was the first time he put a stick in the jars before sealing and that he will not be using the sticks in future batches. It really does taste like liquid apple pie! Drink it straight from the fridge or over the rocks ... tasty!


42 posted on 04/21/2013 5:21:47 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Your recipe is real close to ours only instead of the ground cinnamon we use the cinnamon sticks then remove before “bottling”.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 5:26:34 PM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: YankeeMagic

http://www.southernliving.com/travel/best-legal-moonshine-00417000070779/


44 posted on 04/21/2013 5:27:16 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: YankeeMagic

Is that not what Mama Mags Bennett was drinking on Justified? Season two.


45 posted on 04/21/2013 5:30:02 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: cork

I think the little bit of nutmeg made the batch so good. I use a dash of nutmeg when I bake an apple pie. ... And I think there’s some ‘apple pie’ in the fridge right now! BBL


46 posted on 04/21/2013 5:31:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: YankeeMagic

Tangent: get some Beak & Skiff vodka if you can - made from apples in my hometown. Delightful.


47 posted on 04/21/2013 5:32:40 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesnÂ’t make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

very interested in that!


48 posted on 04/21/2013 5:35:54 PM PDT by YankeeMagic
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To: cork

BTW, I buy Newman’s Own Spaghetti sauce. It comes in glass jars with what I have found are reuseable lids. I remove the label before putting it in the dishwasher, then place the lid on loosely after eveything is washed nd dry. When you pour boiling water into the jars and over the lids then empty them before pouring in the ‘apple pie’, the jars seal up with a nice ‘pop’ as they cool. ... Ijust tasted an opened jar; it keeps real good! *smack*


49 posted on 04/21/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Returning from the library and have discovered I had been under a misconception in that there are a number of hoops to jump through first to be 100% legal.

My bad.


50 posted on 04/21/2013 5:42:37 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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