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  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Distilling wine
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:41:20 pm »
Is distilling wine to extract the alcohol legal purely for your own use? If so how do I make a still and which wine do I start with?


  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Distilling wine
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 08:19:02 am »
Yes, it is very illegal :o We always found the freezing method worked best ;D Seriously though, it isn't only illegal because of duties and taxes but because you can poison/damage/kill yourself unless you know exactly what you're doing!


  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Distilling wine
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 05:44:10 pm »
It is illegal - but you can buy stills from brewing websites on the same premise that you can for smoking naughty tobacco, ie that it is an *ahem* ornament and under no circumstances should actually be used for distillation. However, were it to be used for distillation, it usually inlcudes a set of instructions for how you could in theory only, you understand undertake such a process.


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Re: Distilling wine
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 07:17:40 pm »
distilling and smoking, not a good mix.boom!!


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