moonshine recipe using sweet feed

by george
(dinwiddie va)

Here is a moonshine recipe using sweet feed.

In a 5 gallon bucket fill with sweet feed about 4 inches from the bottom. Add warm water just enough to cover feed. Add 7lbs sugar and stir to dissolve adding very warm water enough to fill bucket about 3/4 full.

Now dissolve 2 packages of dry yeast in a little jar and pour into bucket still well to mix.

Now fill bucket to about two inches from the top, cover with lid but not too tight. It must be able to breathe. Let set for about 4 or five days.

Note, if the temperature gets into 90s or higher mash will be ready in 3 days maybe 4 at most.

This moonshine recipe will yield about 1/2 gallon of shine.

If you try this let me know what ya think good and bad thanks.

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Jan 10, 2016
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Mash the sweet feed first?
by: Anonymous

Would it be better to mash the sweet feed at 150 degrees for one hour and check for starch conversion before use?

Jan 06, 2016
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sweet feed mash
by: lou

I have a 5 gallon stainless still. I love the sweet feed mash. Do not use store corn meal - horrible taste.

Dec 21, 2015
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sweet feed shine using pellet feed
by: mapleman

using pellet feed doe's make a different taste of shine, but it is pretty good. My receipt is 50# sweet feed 40# sugar and use sprouted corn to make it work off.

Jun 04, 2015
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brown and shorts in moonshining
by: Deep River Runner

When my dad made shine he said he used brown and shorts feed. Anyone have a clue?

Feb 03, 2015
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Sweet feed and Pellets
by: Anonymous

Don't use"sweet feed" with pellets. Use the all grain feed, it has molasses in it and no pellets.

Dec 27, 2014
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What is a Package in Measurements?
by: Anonymous

Seems like everyone refers to the yeast as a PACKAGE or 2 PACKAGES..... How much is a packet..... an ounce.... a cup..... a 1/2 cup.....

Thanks

Nov 21, 2014
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wants to make moonshine
by: Anonymous

Do feed stores sell sweetfeed with no pellets. All the places I have called have some pellets in it I am from n.y. in you know of a brand please let me know.

Nov 20, 2014
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my 2 cents worth
by: Anonymous

If you aren't using Amylase enzyme, you probably aren't getting full conversion from starch to sugar in the wash.

Nov 19, 2014
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sweetfeed in moonshine
by: fuzzy

I have been shining for about a year and a half. I am not laughing at you, I am laughing with you!

I can't get my proof over 118, and I got some good tips from you guys, thanks.

Anyhow I use sweetfeed, that's all I use BECAUSE I'm afraid to use anything else. I tried that sugar shine and that was one heck of a flop. I had to dump it out. I just want to get my proof higher, so I'm going to try more sugar, any suggestions? Thanks guys.

Nov 03, 2014
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cloudy moonshine
by: Anonymous

If you thump the keg it will stop the cloudiness in your shine and improve taste and yield.

Jun 29, 2014
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homemade sweet feed recipe
by: Anonymous

I make my own sweet feed. 3.5# cracked corn.2# rolled oats. 3# malted barley. 12 oz grandma's molasses. 8# granular sugar. 4.5 gallons distilled water.

Boil 2 gallons water. Add sugar and molasses to the container. I use water coolers. Stir. Add mash.

I put the mash in nylon bags. Easy to separate before distilling. Add the cooled water. When temperature is 105 °F add 8 teaspoons turbo yeast. Mix yeast in a glass with water first. Dump. Fit water cooler lid with airlock. 10 to 14 days, run through still. You will get 3 to 4 quarts for sure.

Jun 05, 2014
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4-Way and Rye
by: WapitiSmith

So, I have experimented with 4-way, sweet feed, straight corn, straight rye, straight barley and just sugar.

For the 'out of the box' smoothest moonshine, I like the 4-way, but for a short aged White Dog, you can not beat a sour mash Rye. Now, if you age any of the White Dogs in Jack Daniels Smoking chips for two to three weeks, you will have a very smooth sipping whiskey that your friends and family will mistake for 'off-the-shelf'

The key is cleanliness and low, slow temperatures when distilling.

I'm hooked!!

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May 21, 2014
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Mash color
by: budly

What should the starting gravity be? And will the color of the mash be clear when finished?Thank you.

Jan 27, 2014
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Turbo yeast and temperatures
by: Anonymous

With turbo yeast you have to use at the least 15 pounds to 18 pounds of sugar and 6.5 gallons of water.

The shine should come out at least 130 proof. I have gotten 163 out of my pot still. Don't pay attention to the thermometer, you can go as high as 195 just make your cuts by taste.

You will never get 180 or 190 out of a pot still never unless you are using a reflux.

Jan 24, 2014
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Moonshine color
by: Jt2291

I really don't know why but with the sweet feed I used the shine has came out with a green tint to it should I throw it out ?

Jan 23, 2014
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On buying sweetfeed
by: Early Shiner

Make sure when you buy your sweetfeed you ask for allstock or allgrain.

You DO NOT want the one with pellets , it is no good for shining !

And for the guy asking about amounts of yeast, if you are using Turbo yeast, use i package to 6 gallons. $ to 5 inches of grain in the bucket and 5 to 6 lbs of sugar.

If you do it right and are using a thumper you should get 175 to 185 on the heads side !

Nov 06, 2013
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About yeast question
by: Anonymous

If they are talking about the yeast that you can buy that at the store, then there is about 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in one packet.

Nov 01, 2013
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Low Output
by: Anonymous

First thing I want to say is throw that thermometer away. Do your cuts by taste as every still is different.

And according to your adv in your mash if you have a lower alcohol content in your mash I have found it starts at a higher temperature as for the Guy using turbo yeast, use more sugar. You need 18 pounds of sugar with turbo yeast.

Happy shining.

Oct 30, 2013
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Yeast Question
by: Anonymous

you state 2 pkgs of dry yeast. As a beginner I am using turbo yeast. How much is 2 pkgs being that they come in different sizes??? Hoping this will be a good run. Have been doing Corn Mash and not getting the results I want.

Sep 26, 2013
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sweet feed with additives
by: Anonymous

I found different brands of sweet feed, but it lists things on the tag like vitamins and minerals that are added. Is that safe to use or is there one that is just grains?

Aug 15, 2013
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sweetfeed
by: Anonymous

All I can find is sweetfeed with suppliments in it. Can I use it? It is all grain.

Aug 05, 2013
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Smell from Moonshine
by: JOHN

I made my first batch of shine with corn meal. I ran it through twice, and ended up with about 140 proof. But it has a smell that I don't like. How do I get rid of that smell?

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As you don't describe the exact smell of your moonshine, other than it just smells bad, it is difficult to give you a proper answer.

However, if your moonshine smells "bad" it is probably from making the cuts too early and you have ended up with methanol in your moonshine.

Your moonshine should not smell like chemicals or solvents. If it does, I would throw it away and start again. I wouldn't risk it, it's not worth it.

There is an old timer's test that is not exactly scientific but it does the job, especially if you are given shine that you have no idea what is in it, or whether it is safe to drink.

Put some shine in a teaspoon and set it alight. If it burns red, don't drink this at any costs, as it has the potential to kill you. If it burns yellow, still don't drink it as this shine will make you sick for sure. If it burns blue, your moonshine is safe to drink.

However, even after this test, I wouldn't drink anything that didn't smell as it should. If it smells bad, or tastes bad, it probably is!

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Aug 05, 2013
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sweet feed and moonshine
by: john

All the sweet feed that I find has alfalfa pellets.

I think this would make bad shine. Please comment.

Jul 30, 2013
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re: moonshine recipe using sweet feed
by: bhooch

My sweet feed is from a local horse supply store called HorseTown.

The brand is Mid-South Feeds and it's in a 50# white paper bag with red and black print on it.

Jul 28, 2013
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Looking for Sweet Feed for Making Moonshine
by: john

I have looked for sweet feed to make moonshine, and all that I can find are pellets. I can't find an all grain.

Can someone tell me of a brand or a place to buy it?

I live in Texas.

Thanks!

May 25, 2013
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Can I reuse wash and how long is it good for?
by: ak49er

I started my still and was cooking it when I had to stop in order to fix some leaks. Two days later it was fixed, but is the wash still good to use?

Can any one let me know if it is still okay to use how long it will be good for?

Mar 26, 2013
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wash color for moonshine
by: Anonymous

After it ferments, my wash is a darker color then beer. Is that normal when making moonshine?

Mar 12, 2013
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moonshine recipe using a sweet feed
by: bhooch

I used the moonshine recipe with 4" sweet feed, 5# sugar and turbo yeast and it only yielded 1 1/2 pints of shine at 100 proof.

But had to run right at 194 degrees to get that and stopped the process when temps rose to 198. I couldn't get anything at lower temps.

I was able to run a different batch from simple 18% port wine at lower temps with higher yield.

I'm looking for a sweet feed recipe that will give me a higher % in my wash. Maybe I'll try this one and see how flavor and proof come out.

I'm also looking for a cracked corn recipe as I have a 50# bag of cracked corn to use up.

Feb 14, 2013
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Letting Moonshine Breathe
by: fuzzy

I am wondering why you have to let moonshine breathe for any amount of time.

Jan 21, 2013
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Cloudiness in the Shine
by: Anonymous

Either settle it to remove the milkiness of your mash and / or don't put so much in the pot that is the main two reasons for cloudiness.

Jan 19, 2013
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All Grain Sweet feed
by: LLedslinger

Make sure it is all grain Sweet feed. The first time I did it years ago I used the feed with pellets of feed mixed in. The clean up was a mess and the product was worse.

Jan 11, 2013
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low and slow for making moonshine
by: Anonymous

I've been running this moonshine recipe for about 6 months.

In a 5 gallon batch I use 5 pounds of sugar because the sweetfeed has molasses in it. I use about 2 inches of the feed and add 2 inches of cracked corn and I get 170-190 proof every time.

Now if you are getting cloudy shine you could be boiling over into the worm. Low and slow is the best way and I get a good hard 1/2 gallon most of the time. Remember every batch is different.

I put 2-3 coffee filters over the jar and put the band on to hold in place and this will give you a very clean run. Low and Slow.

Jan 05, 2013
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shine and too high a temperature
by: Anonymous

Yeah, your heat is too high and it's pushing the steam through the worm too fast. You have to regulate the temperature depending on how you are cooking.

Dec 18, 2012
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cloudy moonshine
by: Anonymous

I ran this batch of shine using sweet feed and I got 1 pint of clear shine and the others were cloudy. Any suggestions?

Nov 23, 2012
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Homemade Moonshine Recipe was Okay
by: Chuck

I used your recipe accordingly.
I could only get 120 proof which is 60% the first run. It yielded about 3/4 gallon.

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