The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (The Joy of Series)

By: Carl Christensen
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The complete guide for beginner and intermediate distillers. Make your own brew at home!

”If you’re going to invest the $100 or to be able to get a basic equipment and recipe kit, then you’ll need to take care in ensuring that your first batch is brewed appropriately.” –Rick Morris, HowBrewBeer

The Joy of Home Distilling is covers nearly every facet of distilling:

  • Step by step instructions for the different processes, from bucket to bottle
  • The difference between spirit types and how to produce each
  • What yeast is, what it does, and how to make certain that you get a strong, complete fermentation
  • What distillation is and common misconceptions about the process
  • Legalities surrounding distilling alcohol at home
  • Carbon filtering―when it’s necessary, when to filter, and why you filter
  • Flavoring and aging your spirits
  • Keeping safety first when working with flammable materials, such as ethanol
  • Yeast styles and nutritional requirements
  • Different methods of distillation and equipment
  • Post-distillation process
  • And of course, fun drink recipes! (Try the Mudslide or the Cherry Bomb!)

    Author Rick Morris, who has been selling distillation equipment for over 25 years, even includes his own recipes for several types of spirits and drink recipes. By learning not just how to distill, but also what is going on at each step and why it is needed, readers will be armed with the information they want to experiment with their own spirits and concoct their own recipes. Easy to remember even for a first-time distiller, The Joy of Home Distilling is sure to develop into your number one distilling resource.

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