Post # 1
Soooo… I was clicking away at the remote and I stumbled on this show called moonshiners which is a very potent alcohol thats been made for ages and ages in certain parts of the US… Im a city girl so Ive actually never heard of it or tasted it before, but I found it really interesting… has anyone tried it before?
disclaimer- I do not condone any illegal activities… Im just curious =)
Post # 3
My great-grandpa was actually used to make moonshine and he used to have my grandpa drive for him when he was really little. I’ve never tried the stuff, but I imagine it’s not good…haha.
Post # 4
I watched part of the show yesterday as well. I’ve had it before, a friend would come back from WV with some. Its potent, and could send you reeling from one taste. We actually used to soak fruit in ours, and then eat the fruit. You could barely taste it in the fruit, and damn would it get you drunk in a hurry!
Post # 5
I’ve had it before. The first time I had it it tasted like gasoline. It was horrible. I had it another time after that and it wasn’t so bad.
Post # 6
I had some a few years ago at my best friend’s wedding rehearsal dinner, which was quite appropriately held in the ravine beside her father’s home in the South Carolina sticks 😀 It was tasty! I didn’t have much since I was (*cough*) underage at the time and paranoid.
Post # 7
I was recently in Gatlinburg, TN, where they have an actual legal moonshine distributor. They were offering free moonshine samples, but my husband and I were too chicken to try it.
Post # 8
The fruit soak sounds good. We’ve had moonshine before, and I swear, I felt like I’d just had a swig of rubbing alcohol or gasoline. Not my thing, wowie!
Post # 9
Yep, I’ve had it before, but only in tiny doses. Not my thing at all. It’s fairly common out in the country parts around here. Whenever we go to his family cookouts out in the boonies, my fiance and his cousins can be found out back swigging on some homemade moonshine. Yuck.
Post # 10
I have never tried it, but damn if I don’t love that show!
Post # 11
Is everclear the same as moonshine?
Post # 12
Yep – I tasted it once and wasn’t a fan. I went to college in GA and one of DH’s fraternity brothers had some moonshine (he didn’t make it – I think an extended family member did). Man it is potent!
Post # 13
Just to clarify – Moonshine can be really dangerous if made improperly due to high levels of methanol or lead. Please dont drink it!
Post # 14
A friend of my fathers actually makes apple flavored shine which is so much better than the regular. Moonshining is actually how Nascar & car racing started!
Post # 15
Its common around here as well…. I know ppl that use to make it!
We always soaked fruit in it but I know ppl that have drank it straight before. Itll take the breath from ya!
Im not a fan of it.
Post # 16
@Willow1991: Everclear is a weakerlegal version of Moonshine. Its a pure grain alcohol but can be really high proof. everclear is usually 90% while moonshine is like 97-99%