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Never nominated for sainthood, the author has spent his life in the most "gawdawful" places with some of the most interesting people imaginable. "Making your own" often meant using local ingredients and improvising your equipment. This thirst induced ingenuity produced some amazing and sometimes hilarious results. The characters, recipes, plans and instructions in this book are real, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. The war stories are all true and growing daily.
An ex-Green Beret, Leon came to Alaska in 1973. Assigned to the U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center at Ft. Greely where he met his wife Scottie. The crew now includes a son, Leon Jr. studying for a degree in Computer Science and an incorrigible little green bird named Jessie who "punctuated" almost every page of the draft book.
The aim of this book is to explain how to make all types of alcoholic beverages in an easy to understand and entertaining manner. It stresses the arts, not the science, steers you toward using wholesome natural ingredients, rather than chemicals and shows you how to make, rather than buy most of your equipment. It has an Alaskan Bush flavor by virtue of many of its tales and recipes, but the "how-to" information is universal and applies anywhere in the world.
Terrific recipes, easy instructions
Great book for people just starting out
Well humoured and incredibly informative, I recommend this for anyone wanting to start brewing or winemaking!Published 5 months ago by Marc
Fast shipping from the UK. Great resource for my journey into Homebrew. I would love to see this as a digital copy.Published 8 months ago by Peg
Great book. Enough to get you building a still for almost nothing and making some moonshine. Written in a humorous and very approachable style. ExcellentPublished 10 months ago by Jay Rempel
This book is written by a very knowledgeable man with a wicked sense of humor! What more could you want the title says it all!Published on June 25 2013 by M.A. Tompkins
Shipped as stated in the order! Excellent service! Would recommend this company and the book. Thanks for making my gift List!Published on Dec 28 2012 by Kris
Would higly reccomend to anyone wanting to get into distilling, has amazing recipes for wines and mash's and still plans
its got it all... Read more
This was the Compleat Works on home brewing. I was looking for research material that would give me a fair idea on the mechanics of non-commercial distilling for a writing... Read morePublished on March 23 2004
Great book with easy to follow dircetions and enjoyable reading. Leon has a great wit and style. My friends think the wine I make is as good or better then the suff they pay... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2003