• Oct 25, 2016
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  • by jonathan zajac

How to make moonshine mash with a homemade still


If you’re someone who like to partake in a nice glass of vodka, whisky, bourbon, moonshine, or any distilled spirit you know that it is made in a still and that’s about it. Unless you yourself are a distiller then you’re just glad what your drinking taste great! Have you ever heard the word mash before, no not the T.V. show, it is the end product of mashing. Mashing is one of the most important part in the distilling process.
In brewing and distilling, mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain typically malted barley with grains such as corn, sorghum, rye or wheat with water, and heating this mixture. Mashing allows the enzymes in the malt to break down the starch in the grain into sugars, typically maltose to create a malty liquid called wort. Mashing involves pauses at certain temperatures (notably 45–62–73 °C or 113–144–163 °F), and takes place in a "mash tun" which is an insulated brewing vessel with a false bottom. The end product of mashing is called a mash.
There are different kinds of mashing such as Infusion mashing and Decoction mashing. These are the two main mashing techniques. In infusion mashing the mash is heated directly to go from rest temperature to rest temperature. Some infusion mashes achieve temperature changes by adding hot water. Decoction mashing is where a proportion of the grains are boiled and then returned to the mash, raising the temperature. The boiling extracts more starch from the grain by breaking down the cell walls of the grain.


What type of homemade still do you recommend for learning how to make moonshine mash?

The Distillery Network. Inc. and its new "Flame Flow™” Patent Pending Technology is just the unit you want to put your mash into. This Unit will heat up in half the time effectively cutting your propane use in half. This unit reduces the chance of scorching and burning your mash resulting in an even finer elegant taste. The "Flame Flow™ Technology allows you to come to distilling temperature rapidly using a lower flame, you can control the heat of the still easier and more accurately than a conventional pot still.
When you put some much time and effort into making an incredible mash the last thing you want to do is continue the distilling process in a pot still or another still that could result in a burnt mash or possibly loss of your mash. All products made by the Distillery Network, Inc. are all 100% guaranteed. Check out their website for more information on their products at https://www.buyamoonshinestill.com/