Letter to the Editor – Home Distilling: A Public Safety and Health Concern

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Michele Tuchner, the director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division, in response to our recent article about home distilling, Modern Moonshining. To the editor, Even though the recent article “Modern Moonshining” (The Growler, Issue 25, November 2015) mentions that homemade distillery operations … [ Read more]

Modern Moonshining

Forget the image of the hillbilly in the woods: home distillers in the Twin Cities are serious about their craft—and their underground practice might soon see the light of day Jack’s garage smells like a brewery. And that’s mostly what it is. There’s a plastic drum full of malted barley in the corner. Three large … [ Read more]

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