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    • #4252
      Kevin V. Jr.
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      Yesterday i made another run, now i got a few gallons shine that’s 100 proof. My wife likes it to make liqueur to giveaway as gifts etc. but i was wondering (and maybe it is a stupid question) if adding sugar reduces the 100 proof.

      As a sample if i take a gallon of 100 proof shine and add 500gr Sugar to it, will the proof then be the same or will it reduce to 80 proof or something ?

    • #4253
      Beerdcomb
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      I don’t think adding sugar will reduce the proof- I’m more curious why you would add sugar?

      • #4254
        Kevin V. Jr.
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        My wife like’s very sweet liqueurs so she makes them. That’s why she’s puttin suger in it. But im glad to hear that it doesnt reduce the proof.

    • #4259

      Nothing wrong with that- you might want to try making some apple pie or something for her as well. That will reduce the proof but it has a really nice flavor that my lady loves.

      • #4270
        Kevin V. Jr.
        Participant

        Hello Richard,
        Thanks for a response. I told my lady about the apple pie moonshine and we tried to make some but we didn’t end up with the shine we expected. Do you have a good recipe to try ?

        • #4271

          I have made this quite a few time with great results using moonshine:

          • #4294
            Kevin V. Jr.
            Participant

            Thanks again Richard, we made the shine with some little specifications and damn it taste good ! Thank you !

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