Apple Pie Moonshine

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Intro: Apple Pie Moonshine

Simple and easy to make

Step 1: Ingredents

8 cups Apple Juice; 8 cups Apple Cider; 1 jar McCormick Cinnamon Sticks;  1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar; 3/4 cup Brown Sugar; Apples; 2 1/2 cups Everclear.

Step 2: You Will Need

5 qt pot; measuring cups, masion jars, funnel to fill jars

Step 3: Add to Pot

Add the Apple Juice, Apple cider, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sticks ....  Stir and bring to a boil.

Step 4: Bring to a Boil

Bring to a rapid boil for approx. 5-7 minutes.    Then remove from heat and let COMPLETELY COOL to room temperature.

Step 5: Add the Everclear

Make sure it has COOLED COMPLETELY DOWN before you add the Everclear. If you do not you will boil out some of the alcohol.

Step 6: Filling Jars

At this time when you are filling the jars you can add one of the cinnamon sticks or apple slices to each jar or not.

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49 Discussions

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hockey3535

4 years ago

yes home made shine is the only way ever clear does give most a head ache. I just recently started using my buddy shine he make, and it make a huge difference. Much better.

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n1cod3musvmars316

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

he probably didn't leave anything out, he would have chucked the heads (the first part out of the still) away which has the methanol in it which is the primary cause of hangovers (you still get them from the rest of the alcohol but more so from methanol). due to the large batches the bonded industry make they don't often get to throw them away so they just mix it all in.

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KennyO15n1cod3mus

Reply 1 year ago

I think you mean ethanol. If you drank methanol... you would most definitely die...

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n1cod3musKennyO15

Reply 1 year ago

i think you need to read my comment, I said throw the heads away which contain the Methanol

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sharkmandanhockey3535

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

Always seemed to me, that it's the sugar stuff that gives the headaches. Not the hootch, by itself.

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CIYDesigns

4 years ago

The ingredients that I believe it was meant to be where:

8 Cups Apple Juice
8 Cups Apple Cider
1 Jar Cinnamon Sticks
1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup White Sugar
Apples
2 1/2 cups Everclear


I did my batch that way and it came out awesome. I did tweak a couple of things that made the mix taste richer in the apple pie flavor.

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KennyO15CIYDesigns

Reply 1 year ago

Looks good! If you use apple concentrate instead of the apple juice, you dilute the everclear less. I'm also going to put in a couple cups of spiced rum in as well, maybe more brown sugar and no white.

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DavidL12CIYDesigns

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

what exactly did you tweak to make it taste richer i would really like to get my batch just right

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tchap1manDavidL12

Reply 3 years ago

Try adding vanilla vodka to it as well.

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MaryV54

1 year ago

Reading the recipe it mentions white first so I would assume the first measurement is white sugar

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afaggins

2 years ago

can we clear on the sugars plz

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KosherAnt

3 years ago

you have 2 measurements of Brown sugar witch one is for the white sugar

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HawgDaddy

3 years ago

Y'all don't get hung up on real or not, legal or not..... distilling your own - unlicensed is illegal period. Mixing your own and selling it is illegal period. Make it, enjoy it with your friends period. Cheers

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chrisrocks2013

4 years ago

looks like it's almost complete.. how long do you let it sit? And I can't follow the recipe with the missing formula.. any help would be rad!! ty

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hybridracers

4 years ago

this isn't moonshine, it's diluted everclear. No moonshine is not illegal to make. It's illegal to sell it without government approval. You can make X amount without any anything.

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You might want to double check that. Beer and wine, sure, that's true, but Distilled spirits, requires federal oversight, and a hefty fee, plus collection of taxes, and major headaches.