A “How to” video on how I make Apple Pie Moonshine.
1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon apple juice
3 cups white sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 liter bottle of 190 proof moonshine or grain alcohol
******I like to add a 1.75 liter and a 750ML of whipped cream vodka instead of the standard 1 liter bottle*****
hey guys what's going on YouTube Ian's Jeremy here a little bit of different video tonight hits the different backdrop here in my kitchen before we get started real quick tonight Boswell's stubby freehand and in it Mac barons bold Kentucky hmm but this isn't really gonna be a pie video so that's all I'm gonna say about pipes the purpose of knives video is going to the dagger pipe meet up here in a couple weeks and I was going to make some apple pie moonshine so thought might be something cool to post this on how I make it that way you guys can try it at home when people you know talk about moonshine most time people think of you know somebody out in the woods with a still good chase both police and shit but really all mooch on is is grain alcohol and so anybody can really make apple pie moonshine you don't need to you know have a fucking still out in the woods or anything like that so what you're going to need basically now here in Florida anything above 153 proof proof alcohol is illegal which I mean I think is stupid but nevertheless I think Spring Breakers have found themselves in trouble and whatnot that's why they made the law but in any event so the best we can do here is 153 proof normally like the recipe that I use that I got offline calls for the Everclear which i think is around 190 proof but like I said you can't get that here and Everclear doesn't make 100 anything below one hundred and eighty or ninety so in Florida you can't get it in one so what we have to do is this this is a I don't know if you can see that hopefully it focuses enough it's a 153 proof grain alcohol this is just the liquor store brand three three very and alcohol so that's what I use it I've tweaked the recipe a little bit what the recipe calls for I'm going to tell you what the recipe calls for that I got off line and then I'll tell you the tweaks I've made the recipe calls for 1 liter of Everclear 180 90 proof grain alcohol calls for one gallon of apple cider not apple juice apple cider there's a difference and then one gallon of actual apple juice just you know 100 percent apple juice then it calls for 3 cups of white sugar and 8 cinnamon sticks the other thing you'll need is some kind of big big pop to put the stuff in and you'll also need I like to use mason jars you'll need something to put it in mason jars I found the best they're airtight to hold for a long time plus it kind of keeps that whole moonshine feel these are 1 quart mason jars you can get a box of like 12 of these for shit I don't think it's been about like 10 9 or 10 bucks I found these are the best thing to use and that's what I like to use uh this recipe makes depending on how things work out the actual recipe online if you go by the standard recipe makes about nine of these I had a little extra alcohol it's mostly what my tweak is to the recipe adding extra alcohol I'm going to make it a little more than nine of these from closer to 12 of these but that's that that's the deal there so what you're going to do is we're going to take your big pot here you're going to put in your gallon of apple cider which these are half gallons so we're going to use both of these this big manage Hamlin hopefully it all fits I think it does use a different pot last time I made it but doesn't quite outfit always go to the top and you don't need to be dead-on measurements so that's pretty close to the top like a cutting out there then your sugar and you're eight seven sticks you know now what you'll do is you'll put that on the stove use a whisk or a spoon or whatever and start you're going to bring this to a boil making sure all that sugar and stuff's had time to melt once it hits a boil you're going to take it off and let a couple room temperature but it has to be room temperature before you add your your alcohol you don't want any of that grained a great alcohol cooking off because the heat so you're going wait till it's room temperature to add the alcohol so I'm going to go ahead and throw this on the stove get it boiled I said boiling take off let it cool I'm obviously not going to sit here and make you watch the shit boil so we'll get this going get it all melted down let it cool to room temperature once it gets back to room temperature and we're adding that stuff the alcohol whatnot we will we'll come back and let you see that part of it alright guys all right so we're back took about I don't know two hours I guess for all that stuff to boil get up to kind of temperature and then cool back off down the it's a little warmer than room temperature but just a little you know lukewarm kind of temperature which is fine you just don't want it hot to where it's going to mess with into the alcohol at all you also want to give it time to really kind of sit that cinnamon stick and the sugar and all it to kind of get happy with all the apple juice inside or so here comes where the tweak in the recipe for for me it just calls from one leader of this stuff I found that that's not near strong enough for my liking might be partially because I'm using 153 instead of 190 I've never made it with 190 because like I said here in Florida that's illegal so could be it and I've also added a little bit of vodka to this recipe which might be kind of blasphemy for a moonshine purists so to speak but this is a pinnacle whipped cream flavored vodka which I found in apple pie usually there's some kind of ice cream or whipped cream on it so I found it adds kind of a nice touch to make it taste even even more like apple pie but in any event I put a this is a what is this this is a 750 milliliter and just kind of a note how I like to do it just to make it easier is when you're trying to transfer all that stuff from those big pots into mason jars that can be problematic so I mean I guess you could use a ladle and like a mason jar funnel which really if all you guys smoke pipes and and tobacco you should have one of those mason jar funnels anyway to help you know when you get your tobacco down in your mason jars so I guess you could go that method I usually prefer just to get off a cooler washed out real good with hot pot soapy water make sure the insides good clean dump all my apple juice and stuff into the cooler it gives me plenty of room to mix it and like most coolers or so there's a spout here on the back side so it's really easy just to kind of open up that spout and fill those fill those jars makes a lot a lot easier so you know your mileage may vary but that's the route I go you find your own way with which which way you prefer to do it but any of it so in here I've got all the apple juice I'm going to go ahead and crank out like I said that's a 750 milliliter of the clinical whipped cream vodka it doesn't get heavy pinnacle I don't suppose any whipped cream vodka you could even maybe trav Anila Bach it might be alright and this is a what size is this thing saw it earlier it's bigger than a 0.75 I think it's uh what the heck did it go I'm just holding up it works it's a 1.75 liter so this is a 1.75 later I put a whole one of these in there too so 75 750 milliliter of vodka and a 1.75 liter of the 153 proof that's going to take way too damn long take that pour spout offer all right so there is all of that now here is where I get a little mix sorry come a lot of frame here guys but I don't feel like moving the camera around jostling you got a little boy it smell serious here's where it gets a little this is going to be to your taste I always get two of these I don't know that you need two whole ones that seems to be a little strong to me what I would suggest is put a whole one in there your 750 of your vodka and then add a little bit of this or even taste it which is this you to you that might be be fine but start adding some of this to flavor and then when it gets to kind of the factor that you want hold it off there this stuff is always better if you let it sit you can drink it right away but if you go ahead and can it up and let it sit for a week or two it does tend to mellow a little bit but anyway so yeah so I'm going to go ahead and cut away again I'm going to add some more of this and taste it a couple times till it gets to about where I want it to be strength wise and then I'll come back were quick and just show you guys some of putting them in the jars which is pretty straightforward but I'll show you real quick just so you can kind of see the end result all right guys well look back in a few all right guys here we go so the coolers full mix it all up I usually put a little towel for here because it will you know as you're open to closing this you're going to drip a little bit so just to keep the mess down I usually put a little towel down on the floor there but pretty simple you take your mason jar put it below your speaker here let's make your spigot fill your jar up it gets close to the top just put your cap back in there there's your jar full stuff I usually take some of the little pieces of seven stick from when we cook it put a piece of cinnamon stick in a jar sometimes I'll cut it fresh Apple put like one slice of fresh apple in each jar it's up to you that's not necessary but anyway you just put your lid on it and there you go there is your apple pie moonshine now one other quick note is this has a little bit of cloudiness to it because of the apple cider has some particulates in it because it's cider not juice if you wanted it to be crystal clear just for the look of it you could possibly run it through some kind of filter or some nature like a coffee filter or or some kind of fine fine mesh strainer cheesecloth or something I don't find that it matters I did that the first time just to get that nice crystal clear look out of it and it was a big huge pain in the ass and it didn't taste any different so I just leave it in there that being a little cloud he's not a big deal like I said it's made with cider insiders kind of cloudy so that's just the nature of the beast but that's that guys I ended up putting about half of the second bottle in there I didn't want to go too crazy with it since like I said I'm taking it down to the the dagger pie up and I didn't want to make it too strong we returned people off but you can really adjust the strength of it just by you know putting more or less alcohol in it like I said you can play with the recipe yourself and find out where you like it I have buddies that make it that like to stick around the they actually get to 750 s 750 of odd kind of 750 milliliter of this instead of the 1.75 I personally think that tastes like apple juice but I think that's what they're going for so if you're going for more of a cannot taste the alcohol in it kind of kind of odd maybe stick with something closer to the original recipe which is like a leader of the the stuff I like to have a little burn you know I want to know I'm drinking something but it tastes good at the same time and you know if you loaded up with a full bottle and a half of the great alcohol and a 750 milliliter vodka I find it does have a little little slow burn to it which which is what I like so anyway I'm going to keep a jar nup all the rest of this I don't see any reason for you guys to sit and have to go through that but like I said that's what you end up with and you should end up with about 9 to 12 of these this size mason jar depending on how much alcohol you end up putting in it so one more time guys that's a shot of it apple pie moonshine stuff is delicious at a bitch in trouble that's actually one last quick note be careful this stuff you can get carried away with it real quick and end up get end up and pray into the old porcelain crown if you know what I'm saying back so just be careful the guys would enjoy both recipe I know think and so they Stiles