Distilling

A DIY Guide to Building Your Own Still and Making Your Own Whiskey
Narrated by: Clay Willison
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Categories: Home & Garden, Food & Wine
4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this book, we discuss the history of distilling and the history of whiskey in America, how to build your own still, how to create your own batch of home brewed whiskey, and the costs associated with doing so. If you are a novice homebrewer looking to break into the craft brewing hobby, this book is for you! What you will take away from listening to this audiobook:

  • A history of whiskey and distillation
  • The different grains used in distilling whiskey
  • How to malt grains for distilling
  • How different grains affect whiskey
  • The equipment needed to distill whiskey at home
  • Ingredients necessary to distill whiskey
  • Step-by-step instructions for distilling whiskey
  • A comprehensive guide to building your own still

It will be with great pride and pleasure that you complete your first run and bask in the afterglow as you sip from the fruits of your labor. Gather your grains and your yeast and get the still fired up. We are going to learn to make whiskey!

©2016 Richard Altman (P)2017 Richard Altman

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Good Book

This book, basically, gives step by step instructions on building a still at home and making your own whiskey. It gives ingredients and equipment needed. I am not a whiskey drinker, but my husband is. Thanks to the author, we should be producing our own before you know it.

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Guide to Building Your Own Still

I have no real experience but have been researching home distilling through multiple books. If you are in that category, this is the book for you. I feel I could use this book and a couple youTube videos and make my first run fine. I particularly like the advice in the build-or-buy chapter. This is the 3rd book I've gotten on the topic and this one is the best for me.

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Great beginner's guide

well thought out and put together in simple terms from start to finish. Will be purchasing a hard copy for a basic reference source.

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Packed with information, but moves too fast

A great first step, but a little too much is shoved into a very short audiobook.

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Vuage at best

Would you try another book from Richard Altman and/or Clay Willison?

No. Information barely touched the surface of distilling.

What was most disappointing about Richard Altman’s story?

Repetitive points. Horribly narrated.

Would you be willing to try another one of Clay Willison’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from Distilling?

The Author then the Narrator

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nice

OMG I love this guy. The reader, he's Mr. Wusskey. I think I may have to copyright "Wouskey" for my label. Or maybe I just did. Na na na boo boo. Oh wait, I guess he beat me to it?

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Helpful book for making whiskey

I like to thank the author for presenting such a great book. It is very interesting and easily understable. It is very useful book tells about Guide to Building Your Own Still and Making Your Own Whiskey

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Making Your Own Whiskey

Very informative book lisening too . I make my own beer and am intrigued by moonshine!! Love watching the "Moonshiners" on tv!!! Also like drinking some! Got to be careful though; over indulgence on moonshine leads to some really bad moments!!! Drink responsibly!!!!

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SIMPLE AND EASY BOOK

This book is very short and has a lot of information for the beginner. If you are looking for advanced techniques for distilling this book is not for you. This book has a few recipes for vodka and whiskey but the majority of the recipes are drink mixes. Overall I did like this book and will keep it around for reference.

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great stuff....

great stuff with good info about Distilling: A DIY Guide to Building Your Own Still and Making Your Own Whiskey. I like audio version than the kindle.

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  • UlySsEs
  • 09-23-17

nice book

I have wanted to learn to Craft Distill forever and now I have a powerful guide to give me strong tested information.I have and relistened this book and I an impressed with the depth and yet easy to understand literal instruction this gives me...The manual you need to even consider this as a hobby or Profession !!! Easy to learn and digest material.. A.Lot of key information in one book

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  • Scottie Beaver
  • 09-23-17

i loved it

This was an easy and gives you the information I wanted. Quick simple and to the point.......Ok with the books. Thanks.

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  • donna
  • 09-06-17

comprehensive guide

The most comprehensive and useful whiskey guide I've found. the author makes it fun and interesting to learn about whiskeys from around the globe. As a result of her descriptions and suggestions, I've enjoyed a number of outstanding whiskeys I pro would never have tried. Well-explained, knowledgeable, and wise

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  • elizabeth
  • 09-06-17

proper guide

Awesome study even if you are not going to make your own. Amusing, informative, brilliant for anyone interested in American whiskey in general, records, booze technological know-how, etc. Might make a terrific present or coffee desk book Tough to place down, you may in all likelihood plow through it in an afternoon or that stated, I used it for recommendations to assist me make whiskey. And it was proper.

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  • Catherine
  • 09-06-17

fantastic book

It takes you back in time,before all the unnatural chemicals are added, growing up in the backwoods doing everything yourself has been brought to life for city folk.

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  • Andrea
  • 09-06-17

interesting guide

As a beginner I refer to it a lot. For me it was I needed to get started but wish there was a little more detail. Meaning if you don't know anything about distilling you need every detail even if it's boring.

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  • brenda
  • 09-06-17

5 stars

I enjoyed this quick little book. It looks like the author has the process down from what I understand. The best way to learn a thing is to do that that thing

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  • Love
  • 07-07-17

highly recommended

A really cool alcohol recipe book. It`s easy to read. The step-by-step instructions are clear. All the ingredients are not hard to find. I guess it would be cool to surprise friends by inviting them to the party with custom made drinks. Definitely will try it some tome and definitely recommend this book.

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  • Cecelia J Wickham
  • 07-07-17

Building Your Own Still and Making Your Own Whiske

This book, for the most part, contains information adapted towards refining spirits, so consider this before obtaining. The book contains a couple of samples to take after soul formulas, in spite of the fact that I do see the cluster sizes are somewhat odd to consider most specialists have the standard 6.5-gallon cans, which these formulas won't fit into without change.

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  • Gerlie Salve
  • 07-07-17

Glad to listen this book....

This is a great book on Home Distilling.
All of the things, tips, and guides that I need to know about how to make great alcohol at home are already included and well written inside. The author l has done an incredibly awesome job in compiling and creating this book.