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Paperback – 256 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 515 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718043
Pub. Date: 2016-01-01

About the Author

Victoria Redhed Miller

Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives off-grid on a 40-acre farm in the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains with her husband David. As well as raising heritage chickens, turkeys and ducks, she works towards enhancing her family's self-sufficiency through gardening, food preservation, craft brewing and distilling, antique repair and restoration, and other traditional skills. Victoria blogs about her experiences at potpiesandeggmoney.blogspot.com and canyoncreekfarms.blogspot.com.

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Craft Distilling

Making Liquor Legally at Home

by Victoria Redhed Miller



Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation without a license is illegal in most countries, including the United States and Canada.

From mashing and fermenting to building a small column still, Craft Distilling is a complete guide to creating high-quality whiskey, rum and more at home. Experienced brewer, distiller and self-reliance expert Victoria Redhed Miller shares a wealth of invaluable information including:

  • Quality Spirits 101: Step-by-step recipes and techniques
  • Legal Liquor: An overview of the licensing process in the U.S. and Canada
  • Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers.

This unique resource will show you everything you need to know to get started crafting top-quality spirits on a small scale — and do it legally. Sure to appeal to hobbyists, homesteaders, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and anyone who cares about fine food and drink, Craft Distilling is the ideal offering for independent spirits.

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