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Subject: Re: Scots Pot Stills?
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 20:17:12 EST


"Get you a copper kettle,
Get you a copper coil,
Cover with new-made corn mash
And never more you will toil
You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a -fillin'
In the pale moonlight.

Build your fire with hickory,
hickory, ash or oak
Don't use no green nor rotten wood
They'll get you by the smoke....

My daddy he made whisky
My gran'daddy did too
We ain't paid no whisky tax
Since 1792..."
(from Copper Kettle as sung by Joan Baez in the '60's - the 1960's that
is...)

I think there must be a bit more to it than that. I had a tiny taste of some
"moonshine" made this way once. Pretty raw stuff.
Nikki Strandskov

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