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Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery soon to sell direct to customers
New legislation for distilleries, breweries takes effect Sept. 1
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Jeff Chastain shakes a bottle of whiskey at the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery to examine the bubbles. The practice allows Chastain to determine its proof, which fell somewhere around 105 and 106, he said. - photo by Allie Dean Dawson County News
Jeff Chastain makes moonshine the way his great Uncle Ben did, following a century and a half-old recipe that turns mash to corn whiskey. First, sprouted or germinated corn is cooked at 150 degrees, a process that converts the starch into natural sugars. The cooked corn mash is then cooled and left to ferment.