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Old 11-08-2020, 12:56 PM   #1
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Anyone in here make their own bourbon? Have any recipes yíall like?
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:15 PM   #2
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Isn’t that illegal?
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:19 PM   #3
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Isnít that illegal?


You can make small quantities for personal use I believe.


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Old 11-08-2020, 04:23 PM   #4
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I believe for personal use and not sell it, is fine.
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:28 PM   #5
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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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Old 11-08-2020, 04:48 PM   #6
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It’s legal
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:55 PM   #7
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Since when is a still legal?
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:20 PM   #8
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Definitely not legal without a permit. You can own a still but can’t use it to make spirits without a federal permit.
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:50 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:29 PM   #10
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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?

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Old 11-09-2020, 01:26 AM   #11
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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?

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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.

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Old 11-09-2020, 08:03 AM   #12
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I think it's kind of like buying pot in Colorado, legal in the state but the feds could bust if wanted to
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:53 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-09-2020, 12:22 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:24 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:36 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:47 PM   #17
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I just make ethanol with mine, don't need any trouble with the revenuers.
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Old 11-08-2020, 10:01 PM   #18
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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....?"
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:34 AM   #19
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"Listen here law dog, law dont go round here no more, you hear hear me law dog....?"
That is a hilarious quote.
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Old 11-09-2020, 09:49 AM   #20
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That is a hilarious quote.
Well.....bye,.....

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Old 11-08-2020, 08:49 PM   #21
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No help here. I made some moonshine re a few years back. It tasted like a really TERRIBLE tequila.
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:52 PM   #22
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Free taste tester available...
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:55 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:06 AM   #24
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start with a bag of sweet feed..
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Old 11-09-2020, 08:12 AM   #25
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Interesting info about moonshine.

https://bigmoonshine.com/answers/moo...o%20%241%2C000.
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:19 AM   #26
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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
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:38 AM   #27
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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
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:42 AM   #28
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Well, I were wrong.

It's only illegal if you get caught
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Old 11-10-2020, 10:26 AM   #29
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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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