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Anyone ferment honey for the still? I've found the easiest (laziest) way to deal my cappings is just toss them in a bucket, straining bag and all. Water and yeast, sugar to get gravity to make ~15% and let it bubble. Run it through my little pot still, and presto. Haven't gotten into any fancy recipes yet, usually run through twice, makes a clean 80%ish.
The cappings come out surprisingly clean and get melted down for wax.
 

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I believe distilling spirits at home for personal use is illegal in all of these 50 united states.

The revenuers will come for you.

Alex
 

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Good thing wine is biblical and therefore more acceptable. Can't beat homemade muscadine wine.
 

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You'd be surprised how many people in the US have a still. It's legal to buy one but theoretically not legal to distill spirits. There are several message boards out there on this subject.
 

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Yep, it's technically not legal here either, but I'm pretty sure the law has its hands full enough with the opioid epidemic that my little one gallon boiler isn't on their radar. :D
 

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It does not really matter. We are all guilty of something if you come to the attention of someone in authority. Don't brag or inform the neighbors. It is too darn much work. Takes 12 hours to run off a batch and you need to be there and not enough to do to keep it from becoming boring and It is not cheap liquor. Then what do you do with four gallons of alcohol? Many of the folks who would want it are exactly those I would not give it to. I am told anyway.
 
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