So what's the best way to store moonshine?
Posted 20 April 2004 - 04:30 PM
So does anyone know how we should store it? Should we keep it in a freezer? or is it better warm?
Perhaps G-Spot's resident Kentuckian, Littlehawk, would be the best person to answer, since it did come from him.
But if anyone else has any thoughts about it, it would be much appreciated!
Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:27 PM
quote:OK then... the nightstand DRAWER!
Well, one person told me to keep it out of direct sunlight
Posted 20 April 2004 - 09:09 PM
Them revenooers maht be lookin' fer you, son.
If'n I wuz you, I'd keep mah shotgun handy an' Ol'Blue out on the front stoop.
O.K., seriously, it was just too cool for Hawk to give you that for a wedding present! Way to go, Hawk.
"Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us, or we can stand tall, lean into the wind, and say, 'Bring it on, Darlin', and don't be stingy with the jalepeņos.'" --"Red" Spicer, Ultra Runner, Texan, and a late friend of my sister's.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 09:28 PM
I go through a fifth of 'ever-clear' (it is 190 proof) about every couple weeks, it can be stored pretty much anywhere. When you remove the cap, it has a metal screen fitted onto the bottle as a flame arrester. So even if you were smoking with an open bottle in hand, the fumes might flame-up but the flames can not go inside in bottle.
I would not be concerned about storing shine, tight fitting lid is all you need.
I do have a vino-meter which measures alcohol content from 0 - 20 percent. I have a hydrometer that is specifically made for measuring alcohols from 20 percent to through 100 percent. If you are wondering how strong it is, you can aquire these types of instruments for your own use.
If you understand the 'proofing' system it is easy to tell if your shine is up to 'proof'. Light it. A beverage needs 50% alcohol before it will be flammable. If your shotglass full can be lit, then you know it is at least 50% or 100 proof. Keep in mind depending on what it came from, you may not always see the flame. So light it, and even if you dont see the flame, always test it first by passing your hand over the glass. I have seen men lose their beards from drinking something that was burning, but their did not see the flame. In theory you should not drink too much if it's proof is over 100 (at least unless your used to it). Some people find it dehydrating.
Drinking flaming drinks, can never safely be done with hair-oil in your hair, quickly sneek up on the glass from underneath, tilt your head back so the drink is poured into your mouth and the flames stay away from your eyebrows and facial hair, and exhale until the glass is put down.
I have a good question for you, I was asked last weekend, "why do sailors tend to drink so much"?
Posted 20 April 2004 - 09:32 PM
No no no no no no and NO! -->
Jars -- always jars with a screw on cap, so it is sealed. Keep it in the dark and it will mature. (hmmmm -- I'm in the dark about a lot of things, and I haven't matured!) http://www.gscafe.co...con_biggrin.gif-->
I have a friend who kept his in jars in his garage under a pile of "junk" so his wife wouldn't find it, and when he "introduced" me to it, it was over 30 years old -- black as coffee, and smoother than water. http://www.gscafe.co.../icon_smile.gif--> http://www.gscafe.co.../icon_smile.gif--> http://www.gscafe.co.../icon_smile.gif-->
Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:22 PM
First off I want to tell ya ya was lucky even gettin' it cause we was havin such a good time at ya weddin' that I did'nt think any of it survived.
But seeing as how you and Chinny survived tha hooneymoon and didn't drink it then I owe you both a special congratulations and may have to see that ya got yer own special bottle for this yr's weenie roast!
Now, what I would recomend for that bottle is this. I'fn memory serves me correct,,,,I put it in a plastic water bottle! I would put it in the frezzer and save it to wash down the top layer of that beautiful wedding cake on ya first anniversary,,,,,and if'n ya don't have plenty of people around to help ya out then,,,,then save the rest for ya fifty year anniversary! Yer Friendly Tour Guide to tha Bourbin Regions of Tha Bluegrass State....Littlehawk!
Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:35 PM
Now, what I would recomend for that bottle is this. I'fn memory serves me correct,,,,I put it in a plastic water bottle! I would put it in the frezzer and save it to wash down the top layer of that beautiful wedding cake on ya first anniversary.
As usual -- I am wrong again! -->
I have to bow to the MASTER on this subject, and let it go at that. I have never heard of it frozen, and still remember the "first time", but if it can be frozen -- so be it!--> -->
What would YOU rather "master" -- pfal, or moonshine preservation??
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