Local distillers’ book explores uses for moonshine

Local distillers’ book explores uses for moonshine

When I think about the uses for moonshine, one main thing comes to mind– speedy inebriation. Maybe it could come in handy if I ever ran out of lighter fluid and needed to start a fire, was in the woods and needed to clean a wound, or perhaps if I needed to strip the rust off some old metal.

These days, moonshine isn’t always illegally brewed in a cabin in the woods. Several small distilleries make craft spirits with corn and legally distribute it as moonshine. It’s usually 80 proof too, with the same alcohol content as a standard vodka or whiskey.

9780764351174And it turns out, there are a lot of uses for moonshine. In April, we’ll get to learn about 101 of them. A new book out of Union, Missouri, titled “Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery’s 101 Uses for Moonshine” is now available for preorder.

The book will walk readers through all kinds of ways to use moonshine, from practical housekeeping, to medicinal uses, recipes and more. The authors, Chris and Elise Burnette, say the book is perfect for adventurous foodies, homesteaders, and home distillers.

Coulter & Payne Farm Distillery produces moonshine, vodka and bourbon using traditional Appalachian methods with grains grown on their own Missouri farm.

Their new book is hardcover and priced at $19.99. It’s available for preorder from Schiffer Books.

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