At present, the federal tax on liquor is approximately $10.50 per wine gallon; and some have proposed doubling the tax, but not on homemade moon wine.
If they do double the tax on commercial wine, it will make rich men out of anyone who can make homemade wine.
At $21.00 per wine gallon, the price difference between taxed and un-taxed liquor would be so great that moonshine would make a comeback not seen sinc eht 18th Amend ment was repealed.
The truth is that wine is very cheap to make.
Most of the cost now is taxes, advertising, fancy packages, etc.
To make good brew, you need a base grain.
You can use corn, potatoes, wheat, rye, barley, apples, or other fruit.
Add sugar, yeast and water!
There are many books on the wine making process and even some on building your own “still”.
Many prefer to build their still out in the country so the odor does not attract attention.
Others build their still next to meat packing houses, tanneries, fertilizer plants, anything that smells bad.
That way, they aren’t noticed.
By making homemade moon wine, sell it by the pint or quart at less than taxed liquor or wine.
Many seem to like moonshine for its kick ass high proof.
Others drink it becaus it is not taxed by the federal government.
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