How to Build a Still (A Legal One, Duh)

whiskey.jpgIt is illegal to distill spirits in the US with out a commercial license. So we don’t recommend trying this at home. Still, how cool would it be to make your own vodka, whiskey or just about anything you can think of right in your own backyard. Way more impressive that your homebrewing neighbor? So 1990s. A boy can dream.

Anyway, if you do live someplace where it is legal or have a license, Instructables has several variations to choose from. The nice folks at Asylum have vetted several and recommended a design that promised a product that *hopefully* wouldn’t blind you. Remember, we don’t recommend trying this.

Instructables [via Asylum]


  1. by Moonshine Monster, June 13th, 2012 at 5:15 am

    ‘came across this page while browsing the web, pretty ironic how “legal” and “build a still” come in one phrase lol this government is giving every unreasonable excuse to making home distilling legal, hopes things change eventually.