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Coyote Breath BS: Moonshine... (37) RE: BS: Moonshine... 27 Nov 04

Here in Missouri, Franklin county to be specific, there was some of the upper ozark's best but, as with pot, OTHER illicit consumables took hold and now the only cooking being done in the hollers between the hog farms is meth. It is a goldurned epidemic. Our county's nick name is Cranklin county. The revenoors are employed elsewhere and I hear that there are a couple of old timers still running some shine but I can't find them.

Last taste I had was back in 1966, down in Stone County Arkansas, supplied by a retired county judge who knew all the old bootleggers. I had heard of a bootlegger on Sand mountain in Georgia when I was teaching in Huntsville, Alabama but I never got the chance to seek him out.

There is a "consignment" store nearby that has a smallish cooker and cooler, all copper for sale. Looks like it might beable to run about a pint at a time. Just enough for home use. Trouble is they want $250 for it and that's just too dear.

There just ain't the money in moonshine these days. Perhaps there will come a "moonshine" craze like the making of home brewed beer. If we could get the yuppies turned on to it...


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