Making Whiskey

Making Whiskey (HM1IN8)

Location: Keymar, MD 21757 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.291', W 77° 14.697'

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This Still is typical of one on a family farm. Cracked corn, yeast, sugar, and water were put into a wooden barrel to ferment. The solids were removed, and the liquid was poured into the (1) kettle and heated over a (2) wood fire. Because alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water, the first steam to pass through the (3) worm was alcohol.
Cold Stream water flowing over the worm returned the alcohol to liquid, which flowed into the (4) jug. In an attempt to increase the proof, some distillers ran the alcohol through an intermediate (5) "thump barrel." Whiskey is alcohol that has been aged in a charred oak barrel.
HM NumberHM1IN8
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307354 N 4390008
Decimal Degrees39.63818333, -77.24495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.291', W 77° 14.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 17.46" N, 77° 14' 41.82" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7005 Keysville Rd, Keymar MD 21757, US
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