(Closed) HAS ANYONE EVER TRIED MOONSHINE BEFORE??? or watched moonshiners- the TV show??

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have never tried it, but damn if I don’t love that show!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Is everclear the same as moonshine?

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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%

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