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TitleThe Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright
Contents
Dedication
Introduction
	What is distillation?
	Is home distilling legal?
Part 1: Understanding the Process
	1. Yeast
		Nutrition
		Stress on the Yeast
		Yeast Storage
		Effects of Yeast on Flavor
		Types of Yeast
	2. Fermentation
		Yeast Life Cycle
		Fermentation Equipment
		How to Use a Hydrometer
		How to Use an Alcoholmeter
		Other Supplies for Fermentation
		Sugar Fermentation
		Non-Sugar Fermentation
		Alternate Mashing Method
	3. Types of Distillation
		The Evolution of Distilling
		Distillation Methods
		Types of Distillers
		To Buy or Build?
	4. Distilling
		Safety First!
		Heating Your Distiller
		Pot Distilling
		Your First Distillation
	5. Filtering Your Spirits
		Why We Filter Spirits
		What is activated carbon?
		Alcohol Filtration
	6. Aging and Flavoring
		Adding the Finishing Touch
		Aging in Barrels
		Barrel Alternatives
		At what proof should your spirit be aged?
		Flavoring
		A Final Note
Part 2: Distill at Home
	7. Recipes
		Vodka
		Whiskey and Moonshine
		Rum
		Brandy
		Schnapps
		Liqueurs
	8. Drink Recipes
Part 3: Resources
	Frequently Asked Questions
	Problems/Solutions
	Calculations
	Common Setup Methods
	Record-Keeping Log
Glossary
Index
                        

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