The basic ingredients:
- corn meal
The basic process:
Mix all ingredients together in a large container. After mixing, move the mixture, called “mash,” into a still and leave it to ferment. How quickly this process occurs depends on the warmth of the mash.
Heat the mash to the point of vaporization at 173 degrees. The mash will produce a clear liquid, often the color of dark beer. You must watch this process with careful attention.
Trap vapor using a tube or coil. The vapor will be transferred into a second, empty container. The resulting condensation is the moonshine. It is then ready to drink or sell.
Keep mash in container. It is now called “slop.” Add more sugar, water, malt, and corn meal and repeat the process.
Repeat the process up to eight times before replacing the mash.