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ryanc02 11-08-2020 12:56 PM

Bourbon Recipes
 
Anyone in here make their own bourbon? Have any recipes yíall like?

Randy M 11-08-2020 04:15 PM

Isn’t that illegal?

BURTONboy 11-08-2020 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Randy M (Post 15233232)
Isnít that illegal?



You can make small quantities for personal use I believe.


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oktx 11-08-2020 04:23 PM

I believe for personal use and not sell it, is fine.

salth2o 11-08-2020 04:28 PM

I think it has to be 51% corn, but the essential key for it to be a bourbon is it has to be aged in charred new oak barrels.


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Button 11-08-2020 04:48 PM

It’s legal

MetalMan2004 11-08-2020 04:55 PM

Since when is a still legal?

Kevin 11-08-2020 07:20 PM

Definitely not legal without a permit. You can own a still but can’t use it to make spirits without a federal permit.

Chew 11-08-2020 07:36 PM

The federal government has no business saying what you can make and consume. There are plenty of forums to provide step by step instructions on how to make bourbon.

mjhaverkamp 11-08-2020 07:47 PM

I just make ethanol with mine, don't need any trouble with the revenuers.

TacticalCowboy 11-08-2020 08:49 PM

No help here. I made some moonshine re a few years back. It tasted like a really TERRIBLE tequila.

TacticalCowboy 11-08-2020 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 15233707)
Definitely not legal without a permit. You can own a still but canít use it to make spirits without a federal permit.

Definitely legal for personal use.

Artos 11-08-2020 08:52 PM

Free taste tester available...

critter69 11-08-2020 09:55 PM

Buddy has a real little still, I am talking real little and makes all kinds of stuff. Not sure where he bought it but I am sure a google search will tell where, and how to get it and any thing needed to make it.

.243 WSSM 11-08-2020 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Chew (Post 15233763)
The federal government has no business saying what you can make and consume. There are plenty of forums to provide step by step instructions on how to make bourbon.

"Listen here law dog, law dont go round here no more, you hear hear me law dog....?"

Kevin 11-08-2020 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TacticalCowboy (Post 15233946)
Definitely legal for personal use.

Man, I keep hearing that but all the evidence I have found says the federal government (not the State of Texas) says it's illegal without a permit.

Please send me a link to a government site indicating it's legal?

Kevin

Raider Power 11-09-2020 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin (Post 15234227)
Man, I keep hearing that but all the evidence I have found says the federal government (not the State of Texas) says it's illegal without a permit.

Please send me a link to a government site indicating it's legal?

Kevin

You’re correct, you can make as much beer and wine as you want for personal consumption but if you want to distill spirits you need a federal permit if you want to take the legal route. My cousin got busted for it in North Carolina he wasn’t selling, it was just for personal consumption and he was giving it away to friends. Still had to pay a hefty fine from what I recall.

DNTRanch 11-09-2020 08:03 AM

I think it's kind of like buying pot in Colorado, legal in the state but the feds could bust if wanted to:)

topwater blowup 11-09-2020 08:06 AM

start with a bag of sweet feed..

Phillip Fields 11-09-2020 08:12 AM

Interesting info about moonshine.

https://bigmoonshine.com/answers/moo...o%20%241%2C000.

Dave 11-09-2020 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by TacticalCowboy (Post 15233946)
Definitely legal for personal use.

It is definitely not legal for personal use, or any other use.

Now, if you are only distilling small quantities for personal use, will a sheriff come hunt you down. Probably not, nor would they know. But if something goes sideways and its found out that you are distilling, you are in for some trouble and might have a federal crime on your hands.

Jkbow 11-09-2020 08:34 AM

Law Dog....
 
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Originally Posted by .243 WSSM (Post 15234126)
"Listen here law dog, law dont go round here no more, you hear hear me law dog....?"

That is a hilarious quote.

.243 WSSM 11-09-2020 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Jkbow (Post 15234681)
That is a hilarious quote.

Well.....bye,.....

bullhead44 11-09-2020 10:19 AM

A guy I used to work with brought me a bottle his family made. It was really good. I asked for the recipe, and he didnt seem to want to share it. He said his family had been making for as far back as anyone could remember

BrianL 11-09-2020 10:38 AM

There is a 99.999% chance you will make some really bad whiskey. You could take all that money and time and go buy a whole bunch of the cheapest whiskey on the shelf and be better off. IMO

TacticalCowboy 11-09-2020 10:42 AM

Well, I were wrong.

It's only illegal if you get caught :D

Jtrage 11-09-2020 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Raider Power (Post 15234249)
Youíre correct, you can make as much beer and wine as you want for personal consumption but if you want to distill spirits you need a federal permit if you want to take the legal route. My cousin got busted for it in North Carolina he wasnít selling, it was just for personal consumption and he was giving it away to friends. Still had to pay a hefty fine from what I recall.

Actually, in Texas you can only make 200 gallons of beer or wine a year. Not that that would really matter.

cactusassjohn 11-09-2020 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raider Power (Post 15234249)
Youíre correct, you can make as much beer and wine as you want for personal consumption but if you want to distill spirits you need a federal permit if you want to take the legal route. My cousin got busted for it in North Carolina he wasnít selling, it was just for personal consumption and he was giving it away to friends. Still had to pay a hefty fine from what I recall.

250 gal. limit on beer and wine per person in the household,thank jimmy carter for this.:D

helibow 11-10-2020 10:26 AM

Corn, cracked barley, and a thumper with some really good Pallisade Peaches (from Co) or Parker Peaches from Weatherford do the trick... allegedly. Also, you can speed up the aging process by cutting 1" white oak squares, scorching them with a torch on all sides, and dumping a handful into each mason jar. At least that's what an old timer told me once... allegedly... and it was all hearsay... ;)


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