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 United States and Canada * Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers This unique resource will show you everything you need to kw 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. Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives on a forty-acre off-grid farm in rthwest Washington State with her husband David. She strives to enhance her family's self-reliance through solar energy, gardening, food preservation, raising heritage poultry, blacksmithing, and other traditional skills Victoria is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks.
Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer and homesteader who lives on a 40-acre off-grid farm in the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains with her husband David. She strives to enhance her family's self- reliance through solar energy, gardening, raising heritage poultry, craft brewing and distilling, blacksmithing, and other traditional skills. Victoria blogs about her experiences at canyoncreekfarms.blogspot.com. She is the author of Pure Poultry.