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Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook You

There are countless Home Distilling courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (Joy of Series) (2014)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook You”If you’re going to invest the $100 or so to get a basic equipment and recipe kit, then you’ll want to take care in ensuring that your first batch is brewed correctly.” –Rick Morris, HowBrewBeer covers nearly every facet of distilling: Author Rick Morris, who has been selling distillation equipment for over 25 years, even includes his own recipes for different types of spirits and drink recipes. By learning not just how to distill, but also what is happening at each step and why it is needed, readers will be armed with the information…
Author(s): Rick Morris

2. Home Distilling Handbook (2017)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook You“The book has been fantastic, I carry it like the Bible.” Brett A. – Verified PurchaseThe Home Distilling Handbook was written for beginning distillers who want to learn the complete process of making high quality whiskey and other spirits. Clear pictures and concise instructions give you a complete understanding of every step in the process. The book includes a detailed list, with pictures, of every piece of equipment you need and instructions on how to use each. Use the book as a step-by-step guide to making whiskey and other spirits. Includes 16 proven recipes for making different kinds of bourbon, single…
Author(s): Yorke M. Ed, Christopher G.

3. The Home Distiller’s Workbook: Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and So Much More! Vol. 1 (2012)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouMoonshine! A word that evokes images of America’s outlaw heritage. Making moonshine has been such a huge part of our culture that many historians credit it as one of the cornerstones of our nations foundations. How to make moonshine? Is quite likely the very question that brought you here. A yearning to learn the traditions that are in danger of being forgotten in the modern, digital era. I wrote this book to pass along the knowledge that was taught to me in the hills of Kentucky over 30 years ago. Along the way though I developed my own style. I boiled down what I learned and created a simplified…
Author(s): Jeff King

4. Distillery Operations: How to Run a Small Distillery (2016)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouThis work covers all aspects of distilling operations from fermentation to bottling. It is written by a licensed distiller who started his own distillery and then operated it successfully for almost twenty years. The book’s focus is on the actual mechanical, biological and chemical aspects of operating a distillery as well as the regulatory requirements associated with being in such a highly regulated business. The book is not highly technical but is written on a professional level as a peer to peer work for other distillers. Alcohol aficionado’s who want to learn how alcohol is actually fermented,…
Author(s): Mr. Payton Fireman

5. The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook, Second Edition: Make Your Own Whiskey & Bourbon Blends, Infused Spirits, Cordials & Liqueurs (2015)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouCreate your own signature blends at home with the fully updated and newly expanded edition of The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook, featuring dozens of creative infusion recipes!Like to dabble, invent, experiment, and concoct? Like to drink? Move beyond bartending and learn how to combine alcohol with herbs, spices, fruit, and more to create your own custom blends! This book guides you step-by-step through the process of creating unique and delicious alcoholic infusion and blends as well as infused cordials and cremes. No fancy degree or…
Author(s): Matthew Teacher

6. Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home (2016)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouHow to distill your own premium alcohol safely and legally. 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…
Author(s): Redhed Miller, Victoria

7. Whiskey Distiller’s Training Manual (2017)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouThe Whiskey Distiller’s Training Manual is designed to teach you the complete process of making high-quality whiskey. The book is designed for people with no distilling experience who want to learn from the ground up. The book contains over 100 clear pictures which were taken at a small distillery. They illustrate all of the supplies and equipment needed and all of the procedures used during the whiskey production process. Concise, easy to follow instructions, give you a complete understanding of every step in the process without a bunch of…
Author(s): Yorke M. Ed, Christopher G.

8. Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskey Recipes and Distilling Techniques for the Adventurous Craft Distiller (2012)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouLearn to make 50 alternative whiskeys: from bourbons to single malts to moonshines. The recipes use alternative grains, craft beer inspired ingredients like hops, and smoked grains to expand the distiller’s creative palette….
Author(s): Darek Bell , Amy Lee Bell, et al.

9. The Home Distiller’s Guide To Rum: Beginner’s Guide to creating a rum micro distillery (2017)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouThis book is a starting place for anybody who has interest in producing rum at home or just wants to understand how basic rum production/distilling works. It will help you understand the different processes involved in distilling and walk you through basic recipes and methods for producing your own rum. Distilling is a fairly complicated hobby and currently it’s very hard for hobby distillers to find the basic info they need to get started. This book should help aspiring home distillers go from zero to drinking their own rum as quickly and smoothly as…
Author(s): David Karl

10. How To Make Whiskey: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Whiskey (2012)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouEverything you need to know to ferment and distill whiskey right the first time. A fun read, salt and peppered, with the science behind distilling. This authoritative guide book introduces whiskey-making in a easy step-by-step process….
Author(s): Bryan A Davis

11. How to Make Moonshine: Make Moonshine Today with this Proven Step-by-Step Guide (2014)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouLearn to make moonshine today! This is the number 1 book for making moonshine today! If your ready to start making moonshine in no time this book is for you. Prohibition made its way onto the scene in 1920, known formally as the Volstead Act it made liquor in the United States of America illegal. This outlawing of alcohol changed the face of America. As it was outlawed, the people still had a taste for it and the moonshine industry exploded from then until 1933. In no time gangsters had monopolized the industry. Large moonshining networks began to blossom and transport of the substance would start in the southern hills. Much of…
Author(s): Jay Sparrow

12. Whiskey Distilling 101: The Complete Whiskey Distilling Handbook for Beginners (2014)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouWhiskey Distilling 101 Inside this book, you will discover: – The art of setting up your own distilling operation – The must-knows before production – A selection of Whiskey recipes – The step-by-steps to making Whiskey! Pick up your copy today!…
Author(s): Walt McCrae

13. Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin’ the Law * Recoverin’ the Next Day (2007)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouNow here’s a volume you can really drink to!  Something’s brewing in these pages, and it’s moonshine—a word that evokes fascination, curiosity, and a warm sense of nostalgia. Never before has there been such a richly illustrated, thorough, and entertaining celebration of the history of making fine distilled spirits. Take a trip through moonshining’s past: travel from its beginnings as a pioneer staple to the dark days of prohibition, from quickly produced urban rotgut to today’s carefully handcrafted artisanal libations. Get in on the…
Author(s): Matthew Rowley

14. The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature’s Ingredients (2018)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouPrimitive beers, country wines, herbal meads, natural sodas, and more The art of brewing doesn’t stop at the usual ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. In fact, the origins of brewing involve a whole galaxy of wild and cultivated plants, fruits, berries, and other natural materials, which were once used to make a whole spectrum of creative, fermented drinks. Now fermentation fans and home brewers can rediscover these “primitive” drinks and their unique flavors in The Wildcrafting Brewer. Wild-plant expert and forager Pascal Baudar’s first book, The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, opened up a whole…
Author(s): Pascal Baudar

15. Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits (2014)

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook YouPour a stiff drink and crack open this comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the world’s greatest whiskeys. Exploring the traditions behind bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and even Japanese whiskey, you’ll discover how unique flavors are created through variations of ingredients and different distilling techniques. With advice on how to collect, age, and serve whiskey, as well as suggestions for proven food pairings, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge and invite your friends over for a delicious whiskey tasting party. …
Author(s): Lew Bryson, David Wondrich

Best Home Distilling Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some home distilling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Craft distilling : making liquor legally at home

Author(s): Miller, Victoria Redhed
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2085039

The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook, Second Edition: Make Your Own Whiskey & Bourbon Blends, Infused Spirits, Cordials & Liqueurs

Author(s): Matthew Teacher
Publisher: Cider Mill Press, Year: 2015, Size: 54 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1337190

The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More

Author(s): Rick Morris
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1286483

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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