Build-it-Yourself Moonshine Still Plans

Whiskey Distillation Recipes

Prodding around your territory may be a good way to come up with some local ingredients that could pack a little regional flavor into your mind bending potion. Unique flavor demand is on the rise!

Choosing a recipe that pulls in ingredients that tend to spark your taste buds in a good way could be a good way to increase the likelyhood of a spirit that will be fully enjoyed.

Distillation Equipment

You'll want to have a large pot for mashing, a wort chiller for cooling liquid, a brewers thermometer, cheesecloth, a plastic funnel, and a spare plastic bucket for aeration

  • Large cooking pot (15L or greater)
  • 1 Pack of Ceramic Boil Enhancers

Single Malt Grain Whiskey Recipe


  • Whiskey Distillers Yeast
  • Distilling Conditioner
  • 4 kg Peated Malt
  • 1 kg Marris Otter Malt
  • 3 Kg white Sugar or 4.5 kg of Dextrose (Optional)

Corn Whiskey Recipe


  • 1 package of bread yeast, Fleischmann's Active Dry works well
  • 5 gallons of water
  • 8.5 lbs. of crushed corn (sometimes called flaked maize)
  • 1.5 lbs. of crushed malted barley*
  • Note, barley MUST be malted for recipe to work

Apple Whiskey Recipe


  • 25 to 30 gallons of apples pressed with an apple press
    to get 15 gallons of fresh apple cider. Or 15 gallons of Un-pasteurized apple cider
  • Add 15 pounds of Dissolved Cane Sugar
  • Add 2 packs of whiskey yeast
  • Ferment about 5 days at 72 degrees -+.

This will yield 2 gallons of apple whiskey @ 90 % or 180 Proof

Sweet Whiskey

Ingredients, 5 gallons of Sweet Whiskey Mash:

  • 5 lbs. Pure Cane Sugar, NOT Beet Sugar
  • 1 lbs. Malted Barley or 3 Beano Pills
  • 2 packs Fleishmann or Red Star Bakers Yeast
  • 1/4 lbs. Toasted American White Oak Sticks
  • 10 lbs. Sweet Horse Feed (NON Medicated!)
    • Mix malted barley or 3 Beano pills with the Sweet Feed mix and then cover with water. Let soak until grains soften. Run grain through a blender to attain a cream corn consistency.

Rye Whiskey Moonshine Mash Recipe

5 Gallon 100% Rye Whiskey Mash Recipe

  • 15 Pounds Malted Rye Malt
  • 7 Gallons Brewing Water
  • 1 Packet Distillers Yeast

Barley Rye Whiskey Recipe


  • 7 Lbs. Rye
  • 2 Lbs. Barley
  • 1 Lbs. Malt
  • 6 gallons of water
  • 3 grams Yeast
  • 1 gram Ammonium-fluoride

All Grain Whiskey


  • 25L tap water
  • 2 tsp Gypsum
  • 14.5 lbs of crushed 2-row barley malt
  • 1 package of whiskey yeast
  • 1 litter of backset if you have it. (backset it the liquid that is left in the still after your beer striping run)

Indian Head Corn Meal Whiskey


  • 1 Sachet of 48 turbo Yeast
  • 4 gallons of Spring Water
  • 3 Lbs. Indian-Head Corn Meal
  • 1 1/2- lbs. Dry Malt (Preferably Dark)

The Famous Mr. POPCORN SUTTON Recipe


  • 25 pounds coarse ground white corn meal, enough to fill half of your container
  • 50 pounds of sugar = 1 pound per gallon of water
  • 1 gallon of malt – can be corn, barley, rye or a combination.