DIY spirits Stainless Steel Moonshine Still


Before the consumer age we are living in today, people used to make their own liquor at home. There are some who still practice this, but since you can buy any kind of liquor at a store homemade alcoholic beverages are not so widespread anymore. But if you would like to know how homemade liquor tastes, you can actually make your own with the help of a Tabletop Moonshine Still. This is a very well-build stainless steel system, that helps you create your own liquor at home and it’s also very to use once you’ve consulted the instructions. You can purchase this product  here and once you’ll know the drill you can distill your own alcohol at any time. To learn more about the Tabletop Moonshine Still and how it works, watch the video presentation below.


“Laws regarding owning a still, or what you make with one are present at both the federal and state levels.  The laws are different everywhere, so do some homework before you begin.”

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87 Responses to “DIY spirits Stainless Steel Moonshine Still”

  1. Robert says:

    It is ILLEGAL to make your own liquor (moonshine).

    • Cory says:

      No it is not they repealed prohibition in the 30’s

    • Cisky says:

      mind your business mate! Is not your problem if someone make alcohol for himself.

    • Jen says:

      Please state source for your statement.

    • Joshua says:

      Not necessarily!!! For instance here in Oregon you may produce no more than one gallon a month. Many states allow you to make your own brandy as well, in which you would use the same still to make.

    • John says:

      Robert, you are a lame man aren’t you.

    • AztecConsiulting says:

      …depending on the state. In many states now you can distill up to a gallon a month for personal use!

    • Jeff says:

      You are correct.

    • Chris says:

      It depends on where you live. It’s illegal to make it and sell it, without a license. However, in most locations, it’s is perfectly legal to make your own for personal consumption.

    • Tragedy says:

      Dude. As long as we don’t harm each other. Fck the authorities and their laws. In each country they have different ones. Some of them are stupid as a horse ass. Aren’t you wise enough to think for yourself. They still put people in jail in america for smoking pot. Isn’t that stupid!? I think it’s criminal.

    • Herbert Harper says:

      In most states in the USA you are allowed to distill for your own personal consumption. You may however, have to register the still, or purchase a personal distillery permit in order to do so…

    • Doug says:

      It is not illegal to make moonshine for your own personal use in accordance with Federal laws. Notice I said Personal Use. However, some states like Virginia where I live the state make personal distilling for personal use illegal.

    • Wooly says:

      In the United States it is still illegal to DISTILL alcohol anywhere except at a licenced facility.

      read here…

      • LGR says:

        Federal Gubmint allows a permit for you to distill 200 gallons per year for personal use.. The hard stuff. No permit required for brewing your own Beer or wine.

    • Joseph says:

      As I understand it, it is not illegal to make your own, but it is illegal to make it with the intent to sell it.

    • Donald says:

      Technically not illegal, but getting legal under federal law is prohibitively expensive for the home brewer. It is a tax issue, which is why revenue agents are the one’s arresting brewers.

    • Jeff says:

      it is illegal to sell moonshine.

    • Joseph says:

      You can make all you want, if if is for use as fuel.

    • Endyr says:

      Silence Lemming…

    • Tim says:

      You can Make snuff for self, is only. Iligal if you distill in bulk, as to sell

    • Alex says:

      Not everyone reading this page lives in America

    • chris says:

      are you drunk?

    • Trent says:

      Hello…let’s tackle some misconceptions here…yes it’s sort of legal to distill less than a gallon BUT its legal to own any size of distiller you want’s the details so we can quell the rumors here…

    • Yo' Fat Mama says:

      Each state has differing laws, you can make so many gallons of wine/beer for personal consumption, but you are right many states prohibit making hard liquor without licence, because it can be dangerous.

      I have made wine, mead, ginger beer, and beer.
      I am not brave enough to make this.

    • Tod says:

      Robert is correct as far as the Unitedn Sates is concerned

      While individuals of legal drinking age may produce wine or beer at home for personal or family use, Federal law strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at home (see 26 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5042(a)(2) and 5053(e)). Producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB-qualified distilled spirits plant can expose you to Federal charges for serious offenses and lead to consequences including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:

      Within title 26 of the United States Code, section 5601 sets out criminal penalties for activities including the following. Offenses under this section are felonies that are punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both, for each offense.
      5601(a)(1) – Possession of an unregistered still.
      5601(a)(2) – Engaging in business as a distiller without filing an application and receiving notice of registration.
      5601(a)(6) – Distilling on a prohibited premises. (Under 26 U.S.C. 5178(a)(1)(B), a distilled spirits plant may not be located in a residence or in sheds, yards, or enclosures connected to a residence.)
      5601(a)(7) – Unlawful production or use of material fit for production of distilled spirits.
      5601(a)(8) – Unlawful production of distilled spirits.
      5601(a)(11) – Purchase, receipt, and/or processing of distilled spirits when the person who does so knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that Federal excise tax has not been paid on the spirits.
      5601(a)(12) – Removal or concealment of distilled spirits on which tax has not been paid.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 5602, engaging in business as a distiller with intent to defraud the United States of tax is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 5604(a)(1), transporting, possessing, buying, selling, or transferring any distilled spirit unless the container bears the closure required by 26 U.S.C. 5301(d) (i.e., a closure that must be broken in order to open the container) is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both, for each offense.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 5613, all distilled spirits not closed, marked, and branded as required by law and the TTB regulations shall be forfeited to the United States. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 5615(1) provides that unregistered stills and/or distilling apparatus also will be forfeited.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 5615(3), whenever any person carries on the business of a distiller without having given the required bond or with the intent to defraud the United States of tax on distilled spirits, the personal property of that person located in the distillery, and that person’s interest in the tract of land on which the still is located, shall be forfeited to the United States.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 5686, possessing liquor or property intended to be used in violation of the law is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. Such liquor and property is also subject to the seizure and forfeiture provisions in 26 U.S.C. 5688.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 7201, any person who willfully attempts to evade or defeat any Internal Revenue Code tax (including the tax on distilled spirits) has committed a felony and shall be fined up to $100,000, imprisoned for up to 5 years, or both, plus the cost of prosecution.
      Under 26 U.S.C. 7301, any property subject to tax, or raw materials and/or equipment for the production of such property, in the possession of any person for the purpose of being sold or removed in violation of the internal revenue laws may be seized and shall be forfeited to the United States. In addition, any property (including aircraft, vehicles, and vessels) used to transport or used as a container for such property or materials may be seized and shall be forfeited to the United States. Further, 26 U.S.C. 7302 adds that it is unlawful to possess any property intended for use, or which has been used, in violation of the internal revenue laws; no property rights shall exist in any such property.

    • kakistocracy says:

      21st amendment was the prohibition law and “mean ol’ socialist” President Jimmy Carter signed the law so we could brew some; probably missed that on your compound, too busy reloading.

    • T says:

      It is illegal only if you are selling it…..not illegal if you are using it for your own consumption…

    • peety says:

      it is not illegal to make it for your own use but selling it tax free is however illegal

  2. SkaZ says:

    Can you make vodka with it ?

  3. Uncle Mark says:

    True, it’s illegal to distill alcohol for consumption in the U.S. without a ridiculously expensive, hard-to-get Federal Distilled Spirits license. It’s not illegal to own a still of any size, though.

    • Doug says:

      incorrect Uncle Mark. In accordance with federal laws you can make your own moonshine as long as it is for personal use. There is a limit on how much you are supposed to be allowed to make but my ex-brother in law who is an ATF agent said “how do we know how much you have already made so the limit is moot as long as you don’t try to sell it”

      • Doug says:

        Ignore my comment. Upon further investigation I have discovered that all distillation of alcohol even for personal use is illegal.

        • Drew says:

          Take a pretty big man to admit when they are wrong about something. Thanks for being honest. Most people would have found out the truth then never said anything.

  4. Ryal Deveau says:

    No it is NOT illegal to make your own, it is illegal to sell it with out a licence. Dony speak Robert unless you know what your talking about. The only time it becomes illegal is if you have stockpiled it, because then they will hit you with intent to sell. It is 100% legal to make your own, in small amounts, for your self, family and close friends, as long as you are not selling it.

    • Drew says:

      Beer and wine yes. Each state is different on the amount of beer and wine you can produce, distilled spirits are a no no. HOWEVER… you can make fuel…and it uses the same process.

  5. David says:

    Its not illegal everywhere. In some places you can make alcoholic beverages, but it is illegal to sell what you make. Like the article noted: Find out what the laws are where you live.

  6. David says:

    If you love your 2nd Amendment rights, please read the following: While individuals of legal drinking age may produce wine or beer at home for personal or family use, Federal law strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at home (see 26 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5042(a)(2) and 5053(e)). Producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB-qualified distilled spirits plant can expose you to Federal charges for serious offenses…ALL FELONIES!! Federal Law also prohibits the possession of a still of any size. Not saying that little still isn’t cool as hell. Just not worth the few freedoms we have left.

  7. Robert says:

    All “hard liquor” is first distilled. Whiskey and Scotch are “moonshine” that has not been aged in charred oak barrels. The charting of the wood creates chemical compounds that interact with the liquor, mellowing and flavoring the product. You would need to research the steps following the distillation process to make vodka.

  8. migizi says:

    It is perfectly legal to make (by federal law) 30 gallons a year for your own or families consumption. YOU CAN NOT SELL IT.

    You can make liquor, wine and beer

    • Drew says:

      No. Wine and beer only no distilled spirits. How many time will we have to cite the federal law before you guys understand?

      United States Code (U.S.C.) 5042(a)(2) and 5053(e)). Producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB-qualified distilled spirits plant can expose you to Federal charges.

      You CAN NOT make distilled spirits for personal use. Beer and Wine yes…distilled spirits, no.

  9. Ossie says:

    500 gallons a year for personal use is legal in Montana. Like it said, dipshit, do your home work.

    • Mike says:

      500 gallons for personal use?
      That’s almost a gallon and 1/2 of alcohol PER DAY of consumption.
      I think you’ve got something mixed up… like alcohol production for fuel or something.

  10. Jaxon says:

    Damn! Won’t ship to Australia. Anyone want to send me one? Happy to pay in dollerydoos

  11. Jeff says:

    Distilling your own alcohol IS illegal without the proper permits from the FEDERAL government.

    Hell the first use of federal troops against U.S. Citizens was the Whiskey Rebelion where citizens tried to avoid the tax on liquor.

    Beer and wine ARE legal to make at home.

  12. Dr.PhillDough says:

    You guys are all retarded! I’m making my own distilled alcohol now and making all that money dough!

  13. Andy says:

    Do a little research to find your answers. Laws are well covered online from official sources. It is NOT illegal to own a still. Doesn’t matter if it is a tabletop still or a massive contraption in the back yard. It IS illegal to produce alcohol with the still. Doesn’t matter if you make a jar full or a hundred gallons. It is 100% illegal.

  14. Norm says:

    One issue comes to mind. Now granted my Organic Chem was many years ago but I seem to recall there is a major concern with Aldehydes coming off with the Alcohol and the Commercial distillers test and monitor for this and have processes to deal with it. As I said I’m a bit rusty on this but Aldehydes are not a good thing! I’m sure someone out there who has recent experience with this issue can provide better info. Me I don’t want to risk it. ( The Aldehydes that is)

  15. Peter says:

    “You cannot produce spirits for beverage purposes without paying taxes and without prior approval of paperwork to operate a distilled spirits plant. [See 26 U.S.C. 5601 & 5602 for some of the criminal penalties. All of these requirements are listed in 27 CFR Part 19”.

    From the Department of the Treasury’s web site. So there’s that……

  16. Perry says:

    There is so much disinformation and poor behavior at play here. There are several posts linking the actual government regulations pertaining to distillation of alcohol, and everyone who is thinking of purchasing a still should read them for themselves. I’ve yet to find a legal way to produce good liquor for myself, since I learned how to make it twenty years ago.

  17. JustMe says:

    It’s so funny seeing how people will repeat things they hear or think they know as the law. For instance in Montana it’s legal to brew beer and wine following the Federal laws. That would mean it is legal to brew beer and wine combined up to 100 gallons per year per adult in a single household for a maximum of 200 gallons per year. Interesting thing about the Montana law is they define beer to be no more than 7% ABV. So if you brew a Belgian Strong Ale at 9% ABV is that now a Barley Wine? I degress. Federal law is very clear, no unlicensed distilling of spirits. The penalty is up to $5,000 and/or 10 years in prison. It is legal to have a still and even use it for distilled water. Although I’m unclear if you use it for distilled water if it has to be outside of any home or building attached to the home. You could be breaking the federal distilling law if you use the equipment in the home and be facing the same $5,000/10 years. Just not clear if you actually have to be making spirits for this part of the law. Never the less it is illegal to make spirits in all states of the United States without a license.
    This all said pretty cool tabletop still!

  18. Robert says:

    You guys are wrong. It IS illegal to distill anywhere in the US without a permit. You can make wine or beer for personal use up to a certain amount. Moving from fermentation to distillation without a permit is a crime. Regardless of state law.

    One option is to get an alternative fuel permit which is pretty cheap. Say you are into model planes or something. Then, when making, you’re supposed to taint your product purposefully to make it undrinkable… Add kerosene or something. How much you drink in between those steps…

  19. Paul says:

    Oneself hasn’t fully properly checked into the whole scheme of brewing (Moonshine) but trade your services for their services huh ?. isn’t that the Trade & Barter System Huh ? Example — You wash that persons vehicle and in return that person pays you with (Moonshine) in return (I.E) you pat my back I pat your back in return huh ?? Favors you do for me I do for you in return

  20. Rawberrys says:

    And the difference between scotch and whiskey is that:
    When roasting the barely in the malting process scotch uses a normal flame and whiskey uses a smokeless flame.
    There are also many subsets of both.

  21. Bob says:

    In most countries, it is illegal to distill alcohol. It is also largely ignored by authorities, providing you don’t sell it. They really frown on that, and it can mean jail time if you’re caught! Equipment and supplies are readily available, and even for sale on Amazon. One site I use is Just be sure to get a good book and understand the process…it is possible to do it wrong! These are also available on Amazon, and a good one I got recently is How to Master Moonshine, which also includes a lot of recipes. I’ve bought quite a few, but the really short books out there are generally not as good, since they don’t go into enough detail, unless you already know a lot.

  22. James says:

    Who gives two flying snitches ass’s about the federal or states opinion on anything to do with a person’s private life. AND if you take an offense at what I’m saying fuck you and your weak ass feelings. Bitch ass government. FUCK OBAMA , BUSH , CLINTON and all other congressional members, Senate and corrupt politicians. If I smoke pot and brew my own drink that’s My business not the governments. And if you have a problem with that go do the world a favor and give yourself a fucking lobotomy.

  23. Richard Dimberio says:

    The good stuff, even moonshine is available at the Liquor Store, usually cheap. (See homeless drunks) Why bother?

  24. George says:

    If distilling alcohol is illegal than why do they sell home brew kits. With that being said some states have different laws here in Texas we can distill for personal use only.

  25. Rick says:

    Is this truly a moonshine as you’re just taking off what’s mixed with the alcohol that’s already in the wine….make new alcohol from mash and you have a real still. ..just saying

  26. Rick says:

    You paid for the alcohol already so the gov’t should be happy lol

  27. Crue says:

    I’ve got to get one of these. Sounds like a fun project.

  28. vic says:

    Don’t forget that you are aloud to distill your own ethanol for alternative fuel! If some of your alternative fuel accidentally makes it into your sweet tea I doubt they’ll turn it into a federal case.

  29. GuillermoB says:

    It is illegal to distill spirits in your home in the US – in all states.

  30. ray says:

    illegal to distill in australia but who cares.for my own use not to sell or giveaway so how can someone tell me what l can do at home

  31. jeremy says:

    nice to have some dumbass who doesn’t know anything about chemistry, doesnt drink give a ‘demo’ on your product.

  32. James says:

    Sure I will ship you one

  33. Sam L. says:

    Like marijuana, states have laws which govern against federal laws. Each state has their own laws concerning brewing and distilling alcohol for personal use, as is with marijuana. Yes, it is true federal law bans distillation of alcohol, just as they burn marijuana fields across the country.

  34. peter says:

    The reason why its illegal is because it is dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing (and taxes ) just like the guys in this clip. You should know exactly how much alcohol content is in it and what temperature it is made at…methonol ethonol alcohol…can kill you if you fuck it alot of homework before you even think about it!!!!

  35. Alan Benoit says:

    In nh you can make so many gallons per adult per month.

  36. Patrick says:

    Every state it is illegal but for Alaska. It is 100% legal to distill for your personal use.

  37. Ron says:

    I strongly recommend a move to New Zealand, where there is no regulation and no ban against distillation of spirits for personal use.

  38. Maggie says:

    …you should apologize to horses asses! 🙂

  39. Dave beal says:

    Where I live it’s not illegal to make moonshine (hard liquor) but it’s illegal to process the assembled equipment to do so. Yup….you guessed it….Canada lol.

  40. Rick says:

    Its legal here in South Australia. We have shops that sell everything you need to brew

  41. KMY says:

    I want to buy this to distill essential oils from my plants & flowers. Where/how do I purchase?

  42. JD says:

    You can absolutely make your own in your on home, like some others have said, in the comments….. You can make up to1 to 2 gallon per month. For your own recreation use. Look it up you’ll see for yourself. Most all states have their on laws and regulations. Proceed at your on free will!! Tootles!!

  43. John Lang says:

    90% of comments here are by totally ignorant dimwits. HERE IS THE LAW:

    (Not that the actual facts will change the opinions of most of those posting here)

  44. Pappy says:

    The guy in the video didn’t “make” anything and obviously doesn’t know anything about testing alcohol content, you don’t do it with a lighter.

  45. Bulgarian says:

    In my country it s not legal to produce this stuff, but in small villages almost in 1/5 of houses have spirit maschines. And usually they are much larger. Only the very agressive producers are under attack by the police.

  46. James says:

    You can purify through distillation all the water you wish… wink, wink, nod, nod…

  47. jondick says:

    i love to do crystal meth and that a good way to cook also your free base
    alcool with ruined your liver
    instead burn your brain that the real thing
    best regard
    die free

  48. Becker says:

    Well, it is a distiller that makes moonshine by the cup. I doubt the government will be banging down your door for single serve moonshine

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