Making Legal "Moonshine" (while not going blind or blowing yourself up)

Kevin Kawa, Screenwriter and web designer

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6 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project Assignment

      Making Moonshine - The Project Details.pdf
    • 3. A Word of Warning

    • 4. The Ingredients

    • 5. The Recipes

      Making Moonshine - The Ingredients and Recipes.pdf
    • 6. Get to 'Shining


About This Class

Moonshine, white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, and white whiskey are all terms used to describe high-proof distilled spirits, typically made with corn mash as the main ingredient. To distill your own moonshine is not only illegal, it can also lead to blindness (due to the methanol present in the first few ounces of "foreshot" produced while distilling backwoods moonshine) and death (by explosion).

Thankfully by using the already-distilled high-proof and readily-available alcohol Everclear, we can make our own legal "moonshine" by cutting it with various juices and other ingredients! So join me in this class as we prepare and then raise a jar of our own 'shine!

This class covers:

  • The ingredients that go into making our legal "moonshine"
  • Demonstration of making two moonshine recipes, along with suggested alternative recipes

How this class is taught:

  • A series of six pre-recorded videos detailing the how-to's in making two moonshine recipes

What is expected of students:

  • To use one of the supplied recipes -or- another recipe of their own choosing in a moonshine recipe
  • Take a photo of you drinking your moonshine -or- a photo of a jar of your completed moonshine
  • Post the recipe-used and the photograph-taken on your project page