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Darrell
12-31-2010, 11:06 PM
Official Review:

I would almost drink this from the crack of Eva Mendes ass it's so goddamn good.

:dr

Superbad
12-31-2010, 11:16 PM
I agree. I love the stuff, I need to make a batch up.

Mac you are a genius with the liquor!

Bill86
12-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Official Review:

I would almost drink this from the crack of Eva Mendes ass it's so goddamn good.

:dr

Wait a minute......you wouldn't? Eva Mendes :dr

Darrell
12-31-2010, 11:19 PM
Wait a minute......you wouldn't? Eva Mendes :dr

It would depend on the circumstances. :r

Bill86
12-31-2010, 11:23 PM
I'm not going to say anything else. I'll just leave it at that, going any further may not be "appropriate"

Macs shine is tasty, I throughly enjoyed it for 10 glorious minutes. If he could make it double strong and in a container the size of, a small fueling truck. :dr

kelmac07
01-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Another satisfied BOTL!! :tu :tu

neoflex
01-06-2011, 09:56 PM
Never had the shine but I would drink almost anything off of Eva Mendes ass so you may not be giving it a fair review.

jesseboston81
01-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Never had the shine but I would drink almost anything off of Eva Mendes ass so you may not be giving it a fair review.

:tpd: Giving the shine a review like that isn't really saying much about the shine! :tu And the fact that you said "almost" makes me raise an eyebrow at you...

jmsremax
01-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Wait a minute......you wouldn't? Eva Mendes :dr

:tpd:

Mac what's the ABV of your shine?

mariogolbee
01-06-2011, 10:20 PM
Never had the shine but I would drink almost anything off of Eva Mendes ass so you may not be giving it a fair review.
:tpd:

3SmokesaRound
01-06-2011, 10:27 PM
Never had the shine but I would drink almost anything off of Eva Mendes ass so you may not be giving it a fair review.

QFT! :tu

kelmac07
01-07-2011, 06:28 AM
:tpd:

Mac what's the ABV of your shine?

Jon...not a clue. Each "batch" has a bottle and a half (750ml) of Everclear and six-eight shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka...with 3 gallons of juice/cider. I do know that it takes three pints to give me a buzz...and it tastes exactly like a slice of Apple Pie. :dr :dr :dr

fissure
01-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Recipe please:dr

chippewastud79
01-07-2011, 07:24 AM
Recipe please:dr

Each "batch" has a bottle and a half (750ml) of Everclear and six-eight shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka...with 3 gallons of juice/cider. I do know that it takes three pints to give me a buzz...and it tastes exactly like a slice of Apple Pie. :dr :dr :dr


:tu

replicant_argent
01-07-2011, 07:54 AM
Whipped Cream Vodka?


You gotta be sh!tting me......


And they took the Four Loko off the shelves...... Not that I ever tried it, but... :r

jesseboston81
01-07-2011, 07:59 AM
Whipped Cream Vodka?


You gotta be sh!tting me......


And they took the Four Loko off the shelves...... Not that I ever tried it, but... :r

The Pinnacle stuff looks to merely be flavored like whipped cream. Now on the other hand... "the world's first alcohol-infused whipped cream" (http://www.whippedlightning.com/)!

replicant_argent
01-07-2011, 08:06 AM
I have an iSi whipper..... Bad thoughts are entering my skull.

jmsremax
01-07-2011, 08:08 AM
Jon...not a clue. Each "batch" has a bottle and a half (750ml) of Everclear and six-eight shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka...with 3 gallons of juice/cider. I do know that it takes three pints to give me a buzz...and it tastes exactly like a slice of Apple Pie. :dr :dr :dr

Oh man!

Parshooter
01-07-2011, 08:38 AM
I have a jug of stuff like that, although it is made with real moonshine, fresh cider and cinnimon. Delicious stuff, thanks Josh :banger

fissure
01-07-2011, 09:12 AM
Jon...not a clue. Each "batch" has a bottle and a half (750ml) of Everclear and six-eight shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka...with 3 gallons of juice/cider. I do know that it takes three pints to give me a buzz...and it tastes exactly like a slice of Apple Pie. :dr :dr :dr

How long to let sit? In a cool place? Fridge? How long will it keep? Never made anything like this before.

357
01-07-2011, 09:24 AM
I have a jug of stuff like that, although it is made with real moonshine, fresh cider and cinnimon. Delicious stuff, thanks Josh :banger

I had something like that with unsweetened apple juice, a cinnimon stick, and spiced rum. Rum = 1/3 of the mixture I believe. It tasted like apple cider, but hit like a truck. Gotta try making my own. :al



Edited to say: off Eva Mendes's a$$ would be one helluva place to drink any libation.

pektel
01-07-2011, 09:37 AM
Good question. Can I whip up a batch and start drinking it tonight?

jmsremax
01-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Good question. Can I whip up a batch and start drinking it tonight?


I'd say go for it and let us know! :chr

pektel
01-07-2011, 10:14 AM
I just may. Just don't' know if my local liquor store has the vodka.

Huskysibe
01-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Man, how do I get on the distribution list Mac, I need to try some of this stuff? I guess you have my old address, I moved from MD to TX after my return from Afghanistan 3 months ago. PM me for the address and let me know what you want in trade, I wanna get me some of that shine!!!!

Billy

kelmac07
01-09-2011, 10:35 AM
How long to let sit? In a cool place? Fridge? How long will it keep? Never made anything like this before.

Keeps in the fridge just fine for months...if you can make it last that long. :D

Man, how do I get on the distribution list Mac, I need to try some of this stuff? I guess you have my old address, I moved from MD to TX after my return from Afghanistan 3 months ago. PM me for the address and let me know what you want in trade, I wanna get me some of that shine!!!!

Billy

I need to make a new batch here soon (hopefully this coming weekend). Only downside to this is the cost of the alcohol, jars and postage (must be shipped in Medium Flat Rate to allow enough space to cushion jar properly.

To make a "batch"...it runs about $ 64.00 (total cost) to make 14 pints/7 quarts, this does not include shipping. But damn if it doesn't taste good. :dr

kelmac07
01-09-2011, 10:53 AM
Thought it would be better if I posted my recipe here...more cost effective than sending out pints.

Mac's Applie Pie Shine
Prep time 5 Min
Cook time 30 Min

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider. It makes for a better product.)
3 cups white sugar
1 table spoon of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash.)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
6-8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will float to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

kelmac07
01-09-2011, 12:02 PM
Thought it would be better if I posted my recipe here...more cost effective than sending out pints.

Mac's Applie Pie Shine
Prep time 5 Min
Cook time 30 Min

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider. It makes for a better product.)
3 cups white sugar
1 table spoon of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash.)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
6-8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will float to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

This recipe makes about 14-16 pints or 7-8 quarts. :D

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_2447.jpg

Chainsaw13
01-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks for posting the recipe Mac. I went out yesterday and bought some cider, EC and the vodka. Mixed up a small batch, without knowing the rest of the ingredients. While it was good, I can see why it didn't taste completely like apple pie. Now to get the rest of the ingredients.

I'm still up for the trade. I want to try the original.

T.G
01-09-2011, 12:33 PM
Mac, is Everclear 151 or 190 in your state?

kelmac07
01-09-2011, 12:36 PM
mac, is everclear 151 or 190 in your state?

190

Bill86
01-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Thought it would be better if I posted my recipe here...more cost effective than sending out pints.

Mac's Applie Pie Shine
Prep time 5 Min
Cook time 30 Min

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider. It makes for a better product.)
3 cups white sugar
1 table spoon of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash.)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
6-8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will float to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

Best post ever. :tu

EDIT Now I can tweak the alcohol content to high heaven.

wayner123
01-10-2011, 08:26 AM
I have made this recipe and drank some of Mac's at EPIC. It's a great drink! If you want to kick it up a notch, you can use 1 1/2 cups white sugar and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. That gives it more of an apple pie taste imo.

Chainsaw13
01-10-2011, 08:45 AM
I just made a half batch last night, with brown sugar. I'll mix in the booze tonight after work. Can't wait to try the finished product.

jmsremax
01-10-2011, 09:24 AM
Thanks for the post Mac!!! :noon

longknocker
01-10-2011, 09:40 AM
Thanks for the post Mac!!! :noon

:tu:banger:noon

replicant_argent
01-10-2011, 09:52 AM
Full of awesome.

Devanmc
01-10-2011, 09:55 AM
any chance i can buy some of this when im home from my 21st mac? It seems this stuff goes well with a good cigar, which is my plan

neoflex
01-10-2011, 10:16 PM
YUM!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k82/rx7painter/Eva-Mendes-ass-1.jpg

Bill86
01-10-2011, 10:19 PM
:dr Yep, I would definitely drink anything that they will bottle legally for consumption off her ass. Nice picture :tu

jesseboston81
01-10-2011, 10:28 PM
legally for consumption

That's still too many restrictions--I'd drink anything! :dr

Thanks for the recipe Mac, I'll be making up a batch after my next trip to RI to get the grain alcohol.

Bill86
01-10-2011, 10:33 PM
That's still too many restrictions--I'd drink anything! :dr

Thanks for the recipe Mac, I'll be making up a batch after my next trip to RI to get the grain alcohol.

I would usually agree but I figured someone might say Drano, acid, bleach or something that could kill you. Therefore I had to add the "bottle for consumption".

jesseboston81
01-11-2011, 06:15 AM
I would usually agree but I figured someone might say Drano, acid, bleach or something that could kill you.

Oh, I was well aware of the dangerous possibilities... :D :dr

kaisersozei
01-11-2011, 07:52 AM
190

You must have gotten yours on post? It's not sold in Virginia, except to businesses with a special permit.

kelmac07
01-11-2011, 08:34 AM
You must have gotten yours on post? It's not sold in Virginia, except to businesses with a special permit.

You got it!! Trusty class 6 store. :tu

Devanmc
01-11-2011, 08:46 AM
You got it!! Trusty class 6 store. :tu

decent prices too! :rolleyes:

jovenhut
01-11-2011, 09:21 AM
I would like to try some Moonshine

jesseboston81
01-22-2011, 11:20 PM
Picked up the 190 proof Everclear and the whipped cream vodka in Rhode Island tonight. The other ingredients all just finished boiling, and our entire apartment smells exactly like someone just pulled an apple pie out of the oven! My mouth is already watering! :dr :dr

Stephen
02-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Making up a batch right now. Question...How long will it keep refrigerated (the finished product)? Any ideas?

kelmac07
02-13-2011, 06:12 PM
Making up a batch right now. Question...How long will it keep refrigerated (the finished product)? Any ideas?

Have a batch that's been in there for two and half months (last two jars). Good luck keeping it that long. :D

Stephen
02-14-2011, 09:54 AM
Have a batch that's been in there for two and half months (last two jars). Good luck keeping it that long. :D
Yeah, as I was making it up last night, the fiancÚ says, "that smells just like apple pie. You're going to be a mess." I used an apple cider made from Honeycrisp apples, second in yumminess only to the Pink Lady.

BeerAdvocate
02-14-2011, 10:24 AM
Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka = is not easy to find around these parts!

emopunker2004
03-11-2011, 02:12 AM
making a half batch as we speak. too bad only everclear here is 151 proof. o well

Zeuceone
03-11-2011, 02:55 AM
Ill have to make this one day.

Bill86
03-11-2011, 05:07 AM
My half batch turned out wonderfully I had a buzz for 3 hours. :dr

Chainsaw13
03-11-2011, 07:17 AM
making a half batch as we speak. too bad only everclear here is 151 proof. o well

Oh, the 151 will work just fine. Trust me.

waffle
03-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Hmmm... I see a liquor store run in my NEAR future... and chippewa... I know what we're doing when we're done with the bar tonite!!

Coach Deg
03-11-2011, 08:11 AM
Was at a smoker last week. Pinnacle vodka was a host. Was drinking the whipped and chocolate whipped straight all night. The wives were also. That stuff is scary good!!!

emopunker2004
03-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Yummmm

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5518347172_eb007811c8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestemens16/5518347172/)
IMAG0164 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestemens16/5518347172/) by thestemens16 (http://www.flickr.com/people/thestemens16/), on Flickr

kickerb
03-11-2011, 03:09 PM
lookin' good!

emopunker2004
03-11-2011, 03:15 PM
cost me close to $70 to make a full batch because i had none of the ingredients.

kelmac07
03-11-2011, 03:27 PM
cost me close to $70 to make a full batch because i had none of the ingredients.

That sounds about right...but well worth it. :dr :dr :dr

kickerb
03-11-2011, 03:28 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/333l378.jpg

Zeuceone
03-11-2011, 03:30 PM
cinnamon stick?

kickerb
03-11-2011, 03:31 PM
ahhh! thats right

kelmac07
03-11-2011, 03:39 PM
I used to store the cinnamon stick in the jars when I put them in the fridge. Seems to work better if you remove the cinnamon sticks after pouring into jars. Cinnamon residue gets really bad after a month or so and makes the 'shine "cloudy". But then again, it's a personal preference. It is YUMMY either way. :dr :dr :dr :dr :dr

jesseboston81
03-11-2011, 03:48 PM
Was at a smoker last week. Pinnacle vodka was a host. Was drinking the whipped and chocolate whipped straight all night. The wives were also. That stuff is scary good!!!

Mix a generous pour of the whipped with your favorite root beer of choice. You can thank me later. :D

emopunker2004
03-11-2011, 04:58 PM
I used to store the cinnamon stick in the jars when I put them in the fridge. Seems to work better if you remove the cinnamon sticks after pouring into jars. Cinnamon residue gets really bad after a month or so and makes the 'shine "cloudy". But then again, it's a personal preference. It is YUMMY either way. :dr :dr :dr :dr :dr

the shine is cloudy enough as it is lol. i made a half batch and put in the quart jars. gonna try it as soon as it get nice and cold, just a sip to taste the flavor since i gotta work tonight.

emopunker2004
03-11-2011, 05:45 PM
just took a sip...YUMMMMMMMMMM wow this stuff is amazing! thanks for the recipe Mac

TBone
03-11-2011, 08:40 PM
nothing like a good made shine...

emopunker2004
03-17-2011, 02:58 AM
Mix a generous pour of the whipped with your favorite root beer of choice. You can thank me later. :D

my wife says thank you. while not exactly a generous pour, i did mix up for her to try and she found a new favorite drink :D
it is indeed yummy

rizzle
03-17-2011, 09:44 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/333l378.jpg

What else? A booger.

:=:

kickerb
03-17-2011, 09:57 AM
you never know when Justin is involved.. :D

ABNMP619
03-17-2011, 10:09 AM
never had the shine but i would drink almost anything off of eva mendes ass so you may not be giving it a fair review.

i agree with you john!!

Superbad
03-18-2011, 07:47 PM
I made 10 pints from a half batch last night. I did use a full bottle of 151 Everclear in it. It is a bit strong but yummy! :dr

Bill86
03-18-2011, 09:08 PM
I did the same thing as you Bobby, but mine yielded 9 pints. I figure it's roughly 18-20% alcohol. Since I've drank 4 pints of it. So tasty :dr

Aero95
03-22-2011, 02:20 PM
I made a batch over the weekend and it's great :dr. I did use two gallons of Cider though. Mine made 11 quarts of the shine.

kelmac07
08-17-2011, 06:46 PM
Making a batch right now for Doms herf. :dr :dr :dr

jonumberone
08-17-2011, 07:02 PM
Making a batch right now for Doms herf. :dr :dr :dr

:np

kelmac07
08-17-2011, 07:04 PM
:np

Patience young one...patience!!

jonumberone
08-17-2011, 08:23 PM
Patience young one...patience!!

:tt

kelmac07
08-17-2011, 08:28 PM
http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_3767.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_3768.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_3769.jpg

Drez
08-17-2011, 08:33 PM
:dr:dr:dr:dr

kelmac07
08-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Batch done for Doms herf this weekend. Notice the cinnamon residue "resting" at the bottom of the jars :dr :dr :dr

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_3773.jpg

kelmac07
10-25-2011, 11:22 AM
Almost time to make the Epic IV Batch...need to think of some new labels for this years batch. Any input??

Blak Smyth
10-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Dom in a cow suit would fit nicely!

By the way that cinnamon is perfect in that shine, mac.
Wish you could sell this stuff!
Guess I gotta go to Epic next year!

kelmac07
10-25-2011, 11:27 AM
Dom in a cow suit would fit nicely!

Funny you said that Shane...my mind was already working in that direction. :r :r :r

Bill86
10-25-2011, 11:28 AM
Damnit Mac, you bumped this thread. Now I remember I have some everclear 190 proof lying around waiting for me to make another batch :dr :dr :dr

Guess I know what I'm doing today :D

Chainsaw13
10-25-2011, 11:30 AM
Sucks I can't have this stuff anymore. Too much sugar for me, which is bad. At least i got to try some. Damn fine stuff.

Ogre
10-25-2011, 11:31 AM
Almost time to make the Epic IV Batch...need to think of some new labels for this years batch. Any input??

Fedi the Bull eyeballing Dom in the cow suit.

WittyUserName
10-25-2011, 11:32 AM
Before I can provide input on the label I will need to try some of this. just saying

Blak Smyth
10-25-2011, 11:35 AM
Before I can provide input on the label I will need to try some of this. just saying

You will never be the same after trying some. Guess you will have to VCM herf it when you get back!

WittyUserName
10-25-2011, 11:39 AM
You will never be the same after trying some. Guess you will have to VCM herf it when you get back!

Hell yeah!!

WyGuy
10-28-2011, 03:35 PM
How did I miss this thread! Going to have to make a batch sometime in the near future. Thanks for the recipe!

jonumberone
10-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Dom in a cow suit would fit nicely!

By the way that cinnamon is perfect in that shine, mac.
Wish you could sell this stuff!
Guess I gotta go to Epic next year!

Funny you said that Shane...my mind was already working in that direction.

:su

Who are you? Pete Johnson?
Putting out shine with a new LE label every few months!

I think the same labels as last years Epic will work just fine! :2
Or maybe labels with the image you send with your bombs.
You know the one with the guy in Mets hat that looks nothing like you, is 10 years younger and 60 lbs lighter! :tu :r

:D

HollywoodQue
10-28-2011, 05:52 PM
Sucks I can't have this stuff anymore. Too much sugar for me, which is bad. At least i got to try some. Damn fine stuff.

You can always make a batch for me Bob, I loved the sample you gave me last year....damn good stuff

kelmac07
10-28-2011, 06:18 PM
Who are you? Pete Johnson?
Putting out shine with a new LE label every few months!

I think the same labels as last years Epic will work just fine!
Or maybe labels with the image you send with your bombs.
You know the one with the guy in Mets hat that looks nothing like you, is 10 years younger and 60 lbs lighter! :tu :r



:r :r :r

Drez
10-28-2011, 06:49 PM
someone better steal me some of this from epic!!!!!!!!!!!

kelmac07
10-29-2011, 07:20 AM
someone better steal me some of this from epic!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna be watching it like a hawk. :D

kelmac07
10-29-2011, 07:35 AM
Two batches (17 quarts & 2 pints) completed for Epic IV. Now just need to do the labeling.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_4114.jpg

pektel
10-29-2011, 11:56 AM
I was going to try to make this. No 190 everclear here :(

Maybe I'll try it with the weaker everclear.
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deadrise
10-29-2011, 12:19 PM
Thought it would be better if I posted my recipe here...more cost effective than sending out pints.

Mac's Applie Pie Shine
Prep time 5 Min
Cook time 30 Min

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider. It makes for a better product.)
3 cups white sugar
1 table spoon of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash.)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
6-8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will float to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

alright time to start mass production :banger

chaase321
10-29-2011, 01:29 PM
alright time to start mass production :banger

I am so trying to make some of this tonight! Glad someone posted about this so I could see it, good recipe mac! :tu

kelmac07
10-29-2011, 03:10 PM
I am so trying to make some of this tonight! Glad someone posted about this so I could see it, good recipe mac! :tu

Cole...if you read page two of this thread, I posted the recipe last year. Always good to read some old threads from the beginning. :D

chaase321
10-29-2011, 03:16 PM
Cole...if you read page two of this thread, I posted the recipe last year. Always good to read some old threads from the beginning. :D

Yeah, I read from the beginning, I was just happy that someone posted to the thread again so it would bump up to the front page of the forums!!!

Looks great though mac!

kelmac07
10-29-2011, 03:20 PM
Yeah, I read from the beginning, I was just happy that someone posted to the thread again so it would bump up to the front page of the forums!!!

Looks great though mac!

Tastes even better. :dr :dr

chaase321
10-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Mac. Can you pm me how you get your everclear in va? My local abc doesn't carry it.

kelmac07
10-29-2011, 04:39 PM
Mac. Can you pm me how you get your everclear in va? My local abc doesn't carry it.

One of the benefits of being retired Army is that I can still use the class 6 store Cole. Virginia has a state law that only allows VA ABC stores to sell the 150 proof...whereas on post, I can still buy the 190 proof.

deadrise
11-12-2011, 09:02 AM
made my first 1/2 batch last night that is not the bottle of everclear I got a 750 from a
friend and gave him that one. going to have a bon fire tonight and got 1 gallon of
mac sauce
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/Mobile%20Uploads/downsize-15.jpg

Mutombo
11-12-2011, 10:54 AM
This sounds really good, I'm going to have to make it for the holidays.

deadrise
11-13-2011, 02:35 AM
do not bother it is no good everyone drank it all up and laughed (actually cried where is some more)I should have made a full batch

kelmac07
11-13-2011, 03:51 PM
This years batches were another success at Epic IV. :tu :tu (Note to self...make three batches next year, as two was not enough)

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_4160.jpg

emopunker2004
11-16-2011, 11:25 PM
This years batches were another success at Epic IV. :tu :tu (Note to self...make FOUR batches next year, as two was not enough)

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_4160.jpg

fixt

spectrrr
11-21-2011, 12:17 PM
With the holidays fast approaching, a good supply of pie shine is a necessity! Which has got me thinking about ways to tweak the recipe... and I'm pretty sure mac has already tried a number of things, so here's a few questions for ya!

As the recipe stands now, I calculated it to be roughly 13% - 14% ABV

1) What would be the affect of using 2gal of cider instead of 1gal cider and 1gal apple juice?

2a) How about doubling the everclear and leaving all else constant - would the apple flavor get too watery?

2b) If one started with more apple mixture and cooked it down slowly until some evaporated, would the resulting more potent apple mixture offset the increased everclear content?

3) Ever try leaving the cinnamon sticks in the bottle of everclear for about a month prior to making the batches?

kelmac07
11-21-2011, 12:24 PM
Well Francis...


1) What would be the affect of using 2gal of cider instead of 1gal cider and 1gal apple juice? I believe the apple juice takes the tartness out of the shine, although if you want a little tartness, go with all cider. And it would make the shine really murky as opposed to a clearer look.

2a) How about doubling the everclear and leaving all else constant - would the apple flavor get too watery? I tried this once...and it tasted nothing like apple pie. Just a too strong for me alcohol taste.

2b) If one started with more apple mixture and cooked it down slowly until some evaporated, would the resulting more potent apple mixture offset the increased everclear content? Not sure how this would effect it, Everclear and Pinnacle are added the following morning after it's cooled down.

3) Ever try leaving the cinnamon sticks in the bottle of everclear for about a month prior to making the batches? Might have to give this a try...:hm :hm

spectrrr
11-21-2011, 12:56 PM
:wo thanks mac :)

I'll do a little playing around, see what I come up with. And then again, sometimes things can't be improved upon ;)

Got the idea of soaking the cinnamon sticks from when I made limoncello. have to soak the lemon zest in everclear for 2 weeks minimum... 3+ months if you want a reallllly smooth product.

Beyond that I have no experience with moonshining, so maybe it wouldnt work at all with the cinnamon!

I've got a little time to soak it if i start now, since I won't be able to get the vodka until Dec 10

rizzle
11-21-2011, 02:08 PM
This years batches were another success at Epic IV. :tu :tu (Note to self...make three batches next year, as two was not enough)


For realz. I barely got a glass. Matter of fact, I took the last glass of it and that was about dusk on Saturday. It was gone, bro. Bunch of damn lushes. :sl

kelmac07
11-21-2011, 02:10 PM
For realz. I barely got a glass. Matter of fact, I took the last glass of it and that was about dusk on Saturday. It was gone, bro. Bunch of damn lushes. :sl

That's cause you're slow Ritchie. :r :r Put some out Friday night and some more out Saturday morning. Might have to come up with a better "ration plan" for next year. :D

Don Fernando
11-21-2011, 02:17 PM
ration plan is "make more shine, much more shine"

kelmac07
11-21-2011, 04:26 PM
ration plan is "make more shine, much more shine"

Yeah yeah yeah!! :) :)

Bill86
11-21-2011, 04:31 PM
:wo thanks mac :)

I'll do a little playing around, see what I come up with. And then again, sometimes things can't be improved upon ;)

Got the idea of soaking the cinnamon sticks from when I made limoncello. have to soak the lemon zest in everclear for 2 weeks minimum... 3+ months if you want a reallllly smooth product.

Beyond that I have no experience with moonshining, so maybe it wouldnt work at all with the cinnamon!

I've got a little time to soak it if i start now, since I won't be able to get the vodka until Dec 10

Here's what I did with Mac's recipe. Cut everything in half except the alcohol. I find it's just fine, still very tasty but it has a bit more of a kick.

Maybe a bit too weak for my tastes but it all depends on the person.

I'll make a third batch and tweak it a bit more, we'll see.

deadrise
11-21-2011, 04:45 PM
wow that is a lot of everclear I am sure it taste OK long as you do not drink to much that stuff kills people.
just that 1 gallon I made put my wife and her friend to bed before 9pm.
I would say it might need a little more not sure about double it would be bad for those of us who don't know
when to stop unless your like my uncle and drink it strait

Fordman4ever
11-21-2011, 04:53 PM
My brother (kneedragger) is in town this week and we're making some apple pie shine tomorrow. gonna be a good week.

spectrrr
11-21-2011, 05:08 PM
wow that is a lot of everclear I am sure it taste OK long as you do not drink to much that stuff kills people.
just that 1 gallon I made put my wife and her friend to bed before 9pm.
I would say it might need a little more not sure about double it would be bad for those of us who don't know
when to stop unless your like my uncle and drink it strait

Only real danger of everclear is how high the alcohol content can be (hidden) in something. A bit of juice and you don't really taste it or realize how much (dangerously) you are drinking.

Everything is relative. There's much more juice and cider in it - to be exact, 83% of the recipe is non-alcoholic. That's more than enough to cut the everclear way down, all the way to around 13% abv, that's wine territory! double the everclear and you nearly double the ABV to around 25%. how safe is it at 25%? mmm, that's a good question, depends largely how smooth it is! I could easily drink a few quarts of the original before I realized how much i had consumed!


My brother (kneedragger) is in town this week and we're making some apple pie shine tomorrow. gonna be a good week.

I'm heading to the grocery store tonight to pick up some supplies. Probably make a 1/3 or 1/4 sized batch. enough for a nice glass of thanksgiving joy, and also small enough to play with the ratios a little bit. Only have about 1L of everclear on hand right now.... need to make a supply run sometime.

Bill86
11-21-2011, 05:37 PM
wow that is a lot of everclear I am sure it taste OK long as you do not drink to much that stuff kills people.
just that 1 gallon I made put my wife and her friend to bed before 9pm.
I would say it might need a little more not sure about double it would be bad for those of us who don't know
when to stop unless your like my uncle and drink it strait

I believe my last batch was ~23% ABV. So really not that bad. I'll be going up to around 28-30% for this third batch I make in about a month or so.

I intend on finding the ideal ABV-Taste ratio for myself.

spectrrr
11-21-2011, 05:46 PM
I intend on finding the ideal ABV-Taste ratio for myself.

I think that's the key. Going to be a different number for different people. Some want to drink a little and feel buzzed... others want to drunk of it liberally without fear of a hangover.

And of course, some folks can hold a lot more than others :)

rizzle
11-22-2011, 11:15 AM
That's cause you're slow Ritchie. :r :r Put some out Friday night and some more out Saturday morning. Might have to come up with a better "ration plan" for next year. :D

Why you gotta make fun of an old man? ;)

kelmac07
11-22-2011, 11:19 AM
Why you gotta make fun of an old man? ;)

I can see I'm gonna have to "stash" a jar for you next year. :D

rizzle
11-22-2011, 11:23 AM
I can see I'm gonna have to "stash" a jar for you next year. :D

Oh boy? :sl

:)

deadrise
11-22-2011, 11:26 AM
if things go as planed I should be going to md to get some everclear Wednesday I hope and make a batch for thanks giving :D

kelmac07
11-22-2011, 11:36 AM
Might be time to make another batch myself...down to three quarts in the fridge.

spectrrr
11-22-2011, 11:37 AM
if things go as planed I should be going to md to get some everclear Wednesday I hope and make a batch for thanks giving :D

remember, its gotta cool down. may want to cook the cider today so you can mix it tomorrow :tu

spectrrr
12-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Just found a bottle of the whipped cream vodka, now I can brew a "true" batch :wo

elderboy02
12-11-2011, 09:06 AM
Just found a bottle of the whipped cream vodka, now I can brew a "true" batch :wo

Do they have it at The Party Source? I forgot to look yesterday.

chippewastud79
12-11-2011, 09:14 AM
Do they have it at The Party Source? I forgot to look yesterday.

Yes.

kelmac07
12-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Going to the store to grab some cider and cinnamon sticks...gotta make me a batch for the holiday season. :dr :dr

spectrrr
12-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Yes.

$17.99 for a 1.75
$9.99 for a 750

Scottw
12-16-2011, 04:50 PM
I paid $15 each for 2 750s of 190 proof Everclear today. When I was in high school (I mean Grad School), this stuff cost $6.99 a bottle. Anyway. I used a gallon of cider and 3/4 of a gallon of juice, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 10 cinnamon sticks. It finished boiling 2 hours ago and I'll let it cool until tomorrow morning. I will use the entire two bottles of everclear so I assume I will be approaching 20 ABV. Now to find something big enough to mix it in. The house smells lovely.

Scottw
12-16-2011, 05:18 PM
I also removed the sticks after taking it off the heat. Not sure if that was a good play as there is still plenty of cinnamon residue in there but it still tastes and smells like apple pie with vanilla ice cream (the alcohol is not in it yet)

Scottw
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Finishing up the second gallon we made, thanks for the recipe (sp) it was awesome!

big a
12-24-2011, 10:36 AM
Just finished up my first batch today. Has anyone used apple cider that has not been pasteurized? I got some from a local orchard like that. I brought it to a boil and let it sit out over night to cool. I have a weird paranoia of making people sick from something I make. I just want to make sure that bring it to a boil i will be good.

kelmac07
12-24-2011, 10:44 AM
Just finished up my first batch today. Has anyone used apple cider that has not been pasteurized? I got some from a local orchard like that. I brought it to a boil and let it sit out over night to cool. I have a weird paranoia of making people sick from something I make. I just want to make sure that bring it to a boil i will be good.

Boiling it will be fine. :D

big a
12-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Boiling it will be fine. :D

Thanks Mac! What kind of shelf life do u get out of this drink if stored in the frig?

kelmac07
12-24-2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks Mac! What kind of shelf life do u get out of this drink if stored in the frig?

I've had some keep as long as 4-5 months in the fridge...the problem is getting it to last that long. :dr :dr

Only issue with storing in the fridge, is the sentiment that settles at the bottom of the jar...but after shakikng vigorously...problem solved. :tu

proguy747
05-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Anyone try soaking the sticks in the everclear yet?

spectrrr
05-08-2012, 12:50 AM
Anyone try soaking the sticks in the everclear yet?

nope... I was in a rush on my last batch and didn't have time.. thanks for the reminder I think I'll start some soaking RIGHT NOW. Need to make another batch in a few weeks anyway...

kelmac07
05-09-2012, 01:41 PM
Down to one jar...time for a new batch. :D

spectrrr
05-09-2012, 10:11 PM
last batch I tried I started making with Cider, but discovered that the only cider available for me to buy in my area tasted like @$$, weak, watery, etc.

I found that this worked as a "passable" substitute - not on par with the batch I made in the fall (with fresh cider), but far superior to the batch made with the poor cider available. Same general 1:1 ratios as before, just use this instead of the cigar part.

http://agoodspirit.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/simply_apple_juice.jpg

TJarv
05-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Im gonna need to try this

Don Fernando
05-10-2012, 05:21 AM
just use this instead of the cigar part.

http://agoodspirit.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/simply_apple_juice.jpg

Are there cigars in the Apple Pie Shine? :cf1

kelmac07
05-10-2012, 06:14 AM
Seems Francis has been drinking too much of the 'shine. :r :r :r

spectrrr
05-11-2012, 03:48 AM
yeah, I discovered that about 1/2 a cup of watermelon blunts per 2 gallons, finely ground up in a blender or coffee grinder, really serves to expand the character of the shine :)

kelmac07
09-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Just finished up two batches for Doms herf next week...ended up with 17 quarts (as I always keep a quart for my own personal consumption). Now to make some new labels for the herf. :r :r

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_4850.jpg

TJarv
09-02-2012, 11:54 AM
That's a good time waiting to happen

maninblack
09-02-2012, 11:55 AM
Wow that looks awesome Mac! Wanna do some trading? :)

squishy
09-02-2012, 11:57 AM
I can only hope its as good as the shine I got up in the backwoods of NC. Shine plus apple juice, half an apple and a stick of cinnamon got you pie shine up there. I wanna try some

big pete
09-11-2012, 12:41 AM
I love apple pie. I'll have to make a batch for turkeyday dinner. Thanks for the recipe Mac!

KWevvy975
09-11-2012, 12:52 AM
What's this almost talk? I would definitely drink it from anywhere on Eva Mendez's body. Had this drink once before but I don't think it was made the same way. I'm interested to see how much better this one comes out. There's obviously going to be variations but I'm looking for the same results....tasty and tipsy.

kelmac07
09-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Current version of the recipe that I have been using is included below...

Mac's Applie Pie 'Shine
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider, no value stuff. It makes for a better product.)
1.5 cups white sugar
1.5 cups brown sugar
1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash. McCormicks are perfect)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and and vodka, then place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will sink to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

As for shelf life, I've stored this stuff in the fridge for over a year, shook it up and still tastes delicious. :dr :dr :dr

Enjoy!! :D

Savor the Stick
09-11-2012, 01:02 PM
Current version of the recipe that I have been using is included below...

Mac's Applie Pie 'Shine
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider, no value stuff. It makes for a better product.)
1.5 cups white sugar
1.5 cups brown sugar
1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash. McCormicks are perfect)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and and vodka, then place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will sink to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

As for shelf life, I've stored this stuff in the fridge for over a year, shook it up and still tastes delicious. :dr :dr :dr

Enjoy!! :D

This sounds really good!
Have you thought of getting rid of the vanilla extract and using real vanilla bean paste---I wouldn't cook it but mix it with a little of the Everclear to thin it into a liquid and then mix it in. I think 2 sticks would be good to start.
Should give another boost to the depth of flavor.

kelmac07
09-11-2012, 01:06 PM
This sounds really good!
Have you thought of getting rid of the vanilla extract and using real vanilla bean paste---I wouldn't cook it but mix it with a little of the Everclear to thin it into a liquid and then mix it in. I think 2 sticks would be good to start.
Should give another boost to the depth of flavor.

Kevin I have had that exact thought...but finding real vanilla bean stalk or paste in Virginia has been like finding a needle in the haystack. One day though... :D

deadrise
09-11-2012, 01:31 PM
I need a sugar free version Mac hook me up..........

OLS
09-11-2012, 01:36 PM
I paid $15 each for 2 750s of 190 proof Everclear today. When I was in high school (I mean Grad School), this stuff cost $6.99 a bottle.
Yeah and I bought a Datsun for $1700 off the showroom floor.
ALMOST everything on earth has doubled in price since I was a kid.
Are you really shocked, lol? Drink some everclear, that shock will wear off.

Mikes
09-11-2012, 08:29 PM
Vanilla beans can be bought here along with other great spices

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysvanillabeans.html

Maybe there is a store in your area or over $30 is free shipping. I have been meaning to try this shine out. Wonder if you cAn keg it :)

363
09-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Vanilla beans can be bought here along with other great spices

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysvanillabeans.html

Maybe there is a store in your area or over $30 is free shipping. I have been meaning to try this shine out. Wonder if you cAn keg it :)

Amazing!

maninblack
09-11-2012, 09:14 PM
I got some shine headed my way tomorrow!!

kelmac07
09-11-2012, 09:23 PM
I need a sugar free version Mac hook me up..........

Yeah right...sugar free from me?? :r :r :r :r

Bleez
09-11-2012, 09:48 PM
I need a sugar free version Mac hook me up..........


I'm hypoglycemic and followed this recipe almost all the way. All I did was substitute Diet AJ and Diet Cider for the real things and used Splenda. I also threw a few pinches of Apple Pie Spice in it to recover what was probably lost by using diet drinks.

Mac, the sugar free (probably about 5g of sugar per serving actually) has been a hit this football season and has even travelled to my gf's family reunion in NY and applauded. No one complains about the sugar free version.

It does taste much better with a couple weeks worth of rest.

Party on!

Savor the Stick
09-12-2012, 01:16 PM
Kevin I have had that exact thought...but finding real vanilla bean stalk or paste in Virginia has been like finding a needle in the haystack. One day though... :D

I was going to say I would send you some....but you'll get it quicker mail order; and no body guards.
I would go with the Madagascar Vanilla beans.

Vanilla beans can be bought here along with other great spices

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysvanillabeans.html

Maybe there is a store in your area or over $30 is free shipping. I have been meaning to try this shine out. Wonder if you can keg it :)

Very nice!

5newmans
09-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Mac, I know I am a little late to the party, but thanks for posting the recipe.
I made up a batch this weekend and everyone that has tried it, loves it.

kelmac07
09-19-2012, 12:29 PM
Glad everyone enjoyed it James. :tu Nothing better than some liquid apple pie. :dr :dr

Savor the Stick
09-19-2012, 01:21 PM
I plan on getting the supplies and making up a batch soon.

With the high % of alcohol I doubt there would be any spoilage if un-refrigarated. Gonna check out my theory by vacume packing a jar and seeing what it is like in 6 months....course I will keep it cool.

ArgusP2
09-19-2012, 06:14 PM
Hey K! We need to talk...

Savor the Stick
09-19-2012, 07:04 PM
Texted you my home #....and yes you can have some when I get it made up. :)
Later!

jonharky
09-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Had my first taste last night and it was phenomenal will give it a shot soon!

spectrrr
09-20-2012, 01:13 PM
fall is upon us... and that means good apple cider again, finally I can make up a GOOD batch of the stuff... the last two were "eh" due to poor quality cider :(

Savor the Stick
09-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Current version of the recipe that I have been using is included below...

Mac's Applie Pie 'Shine
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 gallon apple juice
1 gallon apple cider (make sure to get a legit cider, no value stuff. It makes for a better product.)
1.5 cups white sugar
1.5 cups brown sugar
1.5 tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
8 cinnamon sticks (again, get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash. McCormicks are perfect)
1.5 (750 milliliter) bottles 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
8 shots of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

Directions:
In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar, vanilla extract and eight cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol and and vodka, then place in jars.

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will sink to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!

As for shelf life, I've stored this stuff in the fridge for over a year, shook it up and still tastes delicious. :dr :dr :dr

Enjoy!! :D

So Mac for the above recipe you can expect about 9 qts? Or is the recipe above double batch?
Angel and I are planning on making up a batch...share costs etc. Thanks

kelmac07
09-30-2012, 03:53 PM
So Mac for the above recipe you can expect about 9 qts? Or is the recipe above double batch?
Angel and I are planning on making up a batch...share costs etc. Thanks

Kevin...that recipe is for a single batch and will make you about 9 quarts. I just double the ingredients to make two batches. Problem is having a pot large enough to handle it all. :D

363
09-30-2012, 03:55 PM
Kevin...that recipe is for a single batch and will make you about 9 quarts. I just double the ingredients to make two batches. Problem is having a pot large enough to handle it all. :D

Spanish/Asian market and you all good

kelmac07
09-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Spanish/Asian market and you all good

Oh...I'm good. Kellie bought me a 25 gallon pot that is perfect for two batches. :D

Savor the Stick
09-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Kevin...that recipe is for a single batch and will make you about 9 quarts. I just double the ingredients to make two batches. Problem is having a pot large enough to handle it all. :D

That's what I was thinking also...so I am just planning on doing 2 separate batches.

B was thinking along that same line of getting a bigger pot but my burner would tend to make a single hot spot in the middle of the pot; and with all that sugar in the mix...probably burn. Much rather make up 2 separate batches.


Thanks Y'all !

big a
09-30-2012, 04:08 PM
I have some left over from last year that ill have to dig out of the frig and see how they are. I also grabbed some fireball whiskey that I'm going to throw in the next batch later this year.

kelmac07
09-30-2012, 04:12 PM
That's what I was thinking also...so I am just planning on doing 2 separate batches.

B was thinking along that same line of getting a bigger pot but my burner would tend to make a single hot spot in the middle of the pot; and with all that sugar in the mix...probably burn. Much rather make up 2 separate batches.


Thanks Y'all !

Isn't an issue if you stir it ocasionally. Last three or four batches I have made have been double batches. Only real issue with making a double batch in one pot is that it takes forever to bring to a boil...like 75 minutes.

kelmac07
11-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Making two batches as we speak for Epic V. :wo :wo

EricF
11-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Making two batches as we speak for Epic V. :wo :wo

:dr :dr :dr

CigarGuy88
11-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Anybody semi local to MA know where to get everclear? Kinda wanna make this for a x-mas party coming up and obviously can't get it here

TJtorpedo
11-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Anybody semi local to MA know where to get everclear? Kinda wanna make this for a x-mas party coming up and obviously can't get it here

I don't know how far you are from Rhode Island, but you can get it there. I believe they sell the 190 proof version. Careful with that stuff!

Savor the Stick
11-04-2012, 09:00 PM
I made a batch of this about 2 weeks ago. I had to make my own cider (could not find cider hereabouts...the 20#'s of Gala apples only cost me $10.

I also use some whole All Spice, clove and vanilla pods...when first made up this is some potent stuff...but I think it will mellow out some.

Here is a link to some pics.

LINK (http://s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn179/jonesie_007/Macs%20Apple%20Pie%20Shine/)

EricF
11-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Made my first batch this weekend! Just gotta keep some safe for me!!! :noon
My boys love this stuff!!!
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y335/Fechter/IMG953419.jpg

kelmac07
11-18-2012, 04:10 PM
I see almost a full bottle of Everclear left. ???

Ogre
11-18-2012, 04:39 PM
I see almost a full bottle of Everclear left. ???

Erics a lite weight, Its all he can handle.:r:r

EricF
11-18-2012, 04:59 PM
I see almost a full bottle of Everclear left. ???

I put a whole bottle in the batch and a shot in the bottom of the jars to help things along! :D

never_enough
11-18-2012, 05:02 PM
Can I freeze some good cider in its own jug and then make this in the summer? Probably a dumb question :r:r

kelmac07
11-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Can I freeze some good cider in its own jug and then make this in the summer? Probably a dumb question :r:r

Not really sure that would turn out...cider has gotta be fresh to to get the pie taste. Not sure the unfrozen stuff would work out too well. :2 Really never know until you try.

never_enough
11-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Was curious if the cider would taste different.

At Cider Hill farm where I use to live, obviously they make cider, and I noticed they sell whats leftover from the fall in the summer and its frozen in the jugs. Didn't know if anyone had any experience with that.

But after reading this page (should have done that first) seems like this stuff keeps really well. Might as well just make it now.

kelmac07
11-18-2012, 06:08 PM
I've had some in the fridge for almost 10 months ago and it still tastes fine. :dr :dr

never_enough
11-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Thats awesome. I will just make some this week and attempt to not drink all of it.

I made a batch from the original recipe in this thread and liked it. How is the evolution compared to the original? Just a refinement of the recipe?

kelmac07
11-18-2012, 06:24 PM
How is the evolution compared to the original? Just a refinement of the recipe?

Just yummier. :dr :dr :dr

never_enough
11-18-2012, 06:27 PM
:tu :dr:dr

Can't wait to make some

How does this pair up with a good maduro cigar by the way?

kelmac07
11-18-2012, 07:17 PM
how does this pair up with a good maduro cigar by the way?

PERFECT pairing!!! :D

GLWeeks
11-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Hey Everyone! Forum newbie here.... I found this while researching my next batch and had to get into the conversation.

Back a few pages I saw the Simply Apple juice and started Googling. This seems to get awesome reviews and I'm game to try it... Soooooo, could I just use this instead of the juice/cider combo? Thoughts?

Also, where I can't find 190 proof Everclear I just found 190 proof Golden Grain made by the same company.... I usually add 9 ounces of booze (151 Everclear) to a quart jar and then top off to the line with the 'base'.

So Mac, on top of that 9 ounces of what will now be 190 Golden Grain you add almost a ounce per quart of the whipped cream vodka? Never tried that before.... Might give it a shot.

Thanks for all the ideas!

RobR1205
11-29-2012, 09:58 PM
Go introduce yourself in the New Inmate Processing Area so you can get a proper greeting from the gang. Good to have you here!

bresdogsr
12-13-2012, 09:42 PM
Made some this past weekend. Wow what a great taste. Thanks for the recipie.

garryyjr
12-16-2012, 02:07 AM
Made some with my buddy last night.. Didn't use your recipe. Went off of his. Matter of fact, I have never looked in this thread till now.

Here is out finished product.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/IMAG0445.jpg

I am going to make my own, very soon and use your recipe.. Compare the two.. From reading, MACS seems way better!

kelmac07
12-16-2012, 08:06 AM
Love to hear your recipe Garry. Stuff looks kinda of light in color...did you use any type of cider? :hm

363
12-16-2012, 08:25 AM
Just whipped up a batch of ur pie shine Mac. Oh how I have missed it, need more mason jars and another is coming.

garryyjr
12-16-2012, 09:57 AM
Love to hear your recipe Garry. Stuff looks kinda of light in color...did you use any type of cider? :hm

Not my recipe.. I take no credit at all.. and after reading yours, this one is weak.

My buddy made a 6 gallon batch, 3 gallon apple juice, 3 gallons apple cider and 3 5ths of grain alcohol. 3 cups of white and brown sugar and at least 10 sticks.

I will be making yours prolly next week... and surely sticking with yours.. for here on out.

big_jaygee
12-16-2012, 09:59 AM
well i guess i thought wrong when i didnt have anything to do on this rainy day.. looks like a trip to the store to get some things :tu

thanks MAC for posting the recipe

garryyjr
12-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Mac, how do you get your color? I used your recipe on this one.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y139/niSssEanR/IMAG0452.jpg

kelmac07
12-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Mac, how do you get your color? I used your recipe on this one.

Garry...has to be the cider you choose. I use a local seasonal cider that is "murky"...not as clear as the Tree Top. That's gotta be it.

garryyjr
12-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Got ya. Next one. Taste good though. Will be sipping on this tomorrow and Tuesday.

363
12-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Still looks good thou Garry!

garryyjr
12-22-2012, 11:19 PM
Tasted fine.. I want to make more.. Never run out of this stuff.

big a
12-30-2012, 10:54 AM
About out so making some more

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n262/biga0206/D9C59F98-7E4F-44AA-AC61-980BC4D596BF-18201-000018D48D1D4397.jpg

garryyjr
12-30-2012, 10:55 AM
You adding that fireball?

big a
12-30-2012, 04:18 PM
You adding that fireball?

Yes sir, there was only about 2 shoots left in there. Maybe ill get to try some tomorrow.

joeobx
12-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Dam it sucks you can't buy grain in VA. Gonna have to make a trip across the river to either DC or MD and pick some up so I can give it a whirl.

Smoking Dragon
01-10-2013, 08:25 PM
between this thread and the TV show "Moonshiners", I have decided to get me a still and make it all at home. This is gonna be an adventure. :banger

AdamJoshua
03-01-2013, 11:10 PM
Genius Mac! Gonna have to make some of this for one of the S.H.I.T. herfs :D

kydsid
04-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Making some for my birthday. Thanks for the recipe Mac.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8664608162_7185ec4f5b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kydsid/8664608162/)
CameraZOOM-20130419192737888.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kydsid/8664608162/) by kydsid (http://www.flickr.com/people/kydsid/), on Flickr

kelmac07
04-19-2013, 07:58 PM
Ensure you take pics of the final product Jason. :tu :tu

garryyjr
04-19-2013, 09:08 PM
Yes, love to see the final product. I still have a few jars... Yummm

kydsid
04-20-2013, 04:46 PM
Bottled some pints and put the rest in leftover bottles. Tastes awesome.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8665745777_97b80ea363.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kydsid/8665745777/)
CameraZOOM-20130420163633928.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kydsid/8665745777/) by kydsid (http://www.flickr.com/people/kydsid/), on Flickr

kelmac07
04-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Looking good Jason. Enjoy!! :dr :dr

garryyjr
04-20-2013, 11:06 PM
Only yours mac comes out dark/cloudy.. I think you are hiding something from us...

kydsid
04-21-2013, 07:53 AM
I didn't use anything but clear liquids even the cider was clear, only one I could find actually.


As for storage of this stuff. Do I have to store it in the fridge. Was going to keep some of it in the same closet I keep a coolidor. It's dark and as cool as I can let it be, say highest around 80 in the summer. Will it be okay in there for some months?

kelmac07
04-21-2013, 09:31 AM
Only yours mac comes out dark/cloudy.. I think you are hiding something from us...

It's the cider you guys are using. I'm buying a fresh cider from a local farmers market here in Virginia. I'm assuming you guys are buying a grocery store cider, which is known for a longer shelf life, but more processed than the fresh stuff.

kelmac07
04-21-2013, 09:32 AM
I didn't use anything but clear liquids even the cider was clear, only one I could find actually.


As for storage of this stuff. Do I have to store it in the fridge. Was going to keep some of it in the same closet I keep a coolidor. It's dark and as cool as I can let it be, say highest around 80 in the summer. Will it be okay in there for some months?

Jason...I always store mine in the fridge. Have kept some in there for as long as nine months and it's still as good as the day I made it. Not sure about leaving it stored outside the fridge...I know I won't do it. :2

kydsid
04-21-2013, 10:53 AM
If I had used fresh cider I'd definitely agree. Gonna try for a while and see what happens since I used pasteurized preservative filled cider and juice.

Now another question. Found with tasting that the cinnamon was really good and a little high so didn't need to leave in the jars. You think I can save and reuse the sticks?

kelmac07
04-21-2013, 10:55 AM
If I had used fresh cider I'd definitely agree. Gonna try for a while and see what happens since I used pasteurized preservative filled cider and juice.

Now another question. Found with tasting that the cinnamon was really good and a little high so didn't need to leave in the jars. You think I can save and reuse the sticks?

I've personally never re-used the sticks. After I cook it and it cools down, I toss the sticks. If you leave them in the jar, it gets too strong. I guess you could always try to re-use them. Not sure how strong the cinnamon will be.

garryyjr
04-21-2013, 11:58 AM
I like them in the jar..

Reuse, prolly not much left after the 1st use.

Genetic Defect
04-21-2013, 10:48 PM
:dr adding this to my list

5newmans
07-30-2013, 12:35 PM
I modified this great recipe to make a peach cobbler version.
Here is the recipe if anyone would like to try it.

Peach Cobbler Shine
Prep time 5 Min
Cook time 60 Min

Ingredients:
1 gallon peach grape juice
2 cups white sugar
3 table spoon of Vanilla Extract
6 cinnamon sticks (get a legit brand. Spend the extra cash.)
Sliced peaches
2 cups 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol
1 cup Whipped Cream Vodka
2 cup peach schnapps

Directions:
In a large pot, combine peach grape juice, sugar, vanilla extract, 1 cup peach schnapps, peach slices and three cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, simmer for
1 hour, then remove from heat and let cool completely (overnight preferred). When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol, 1 cup peach schnapps
and vodka. Add 1 peach slice in each jar and fill jars with mixture (strain while filling jars for smoother mixture).

Store in fridge. Before serving, shake the jar (cinnamon residue will float to the bottom), pour in a cup of ice, and drink up!!


Thanks Mac, the original is still the best.

363
07-30-2013, 12:51 PM
I am gonna have to try this as well...

pektel
07-30-2013, 01:34 PM
I have one jar left in the fridge. Made a half batch a while ago, and accidentally used enough cinnamon for a full batch.

So, I cut it back down with apple juice, and add some vodka too kick the alcohol content back up.

Still works good for me. :D

garryyjr
07-30-2013, 10:04 PM
I am gonna have to try this as well...

Ditto. Sounds awesome.

MUNKY
08-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Ok, I need to try this. I have been buying some at our local store and this sounds amazing.

shortbus
08-17-2013, 11:21 AM
Gotta try this as soon as I can find some cider.

kelmac07
09-01-2013, 09:00 AM
One batch of "Mac's Apple Pie 'Shine" all bottled up and ready to roll for Dom's Jersey Herf. :dr :dr :dr :dr

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/Sticks/IMG_5992_zpsf1604c1b.jpg

Ncpsycho
09-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Looks sick

EricF
09-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Looks sick

Not sick, Deliciousness in a bottle!!!!!! :dr :dr :dr

Moose6026
09-15-2013, 07:03 PM
Mac, I made my first batch last night and finished her up today. We did a fair amount of yard work today and finished off passing the jar around. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

kelmac07
09-15-2013, 07:12 PM
Mac, I made my first batch last night and finished her up today. We did a fair amount of yard work today and finished off passing the jar around. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Glad everyone enjoyed it Dan. :D

Ncpsycho
10-03-2013, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the shine Mac it's amazing and now I looked back in the thread for the recipe I'm deff gonna make some

milhouse
10-08-2013, 10:24 AM
This may be a dumb question, but are you boiling your mason jars shut or just closing them by hand?

PS. thanks for sharing this, look forward to trying this real soon.

kelmac07
10-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Just closing them by hand.

hotreds
10-08-2013, 06:48 PM
is deadly

kelmac07
10-08-2013, 07:34 PM
Not deadly Hugh...deliciousness (as Eric put it)!! :dr :dr :dr

hotreds
10-08-2013, 09:05 PM
dangerously delicious!

Porch Dweller
10-15-2013, 07:22 PM
I whipped up half a batch today. Didn't have any Mason jars so made due with some sealable pitchers. It's damned tasty, Mac, thanks for sharing the recipe.