(Keep in mind that distillation of alcohol with out proper liscense is illegal) Georgia Moonshine 50 lbs. cornmeal 200 lbs. sugar or equivalent in cane syrup or beet sugar 200 gal. water 10 lbs. bran (optional) 12 oz. yeast Makes 36 gallons. To boiled corn meal add the yeast and sugar to ferment the mash. When the mash quits bubbling, it is cooked in the still and the steam is captured in a barrel filled with water (the "thump"). From the thump, the steam is allowed to cool and condense by running it through a long copper coil (the "worm") submerged in another barrel (the "flakestand") that is constantly cooled with water troughed in from a nearby stream. Condensed, the clear liquor drips from the bottom of the flakestand into a catch can or 1/2 gallon glass jars. The liquor is tested for alcohol content, or "proof," by adding gunpowder to it and igniting the mixture. If it burns, its "proof" is established at somewhere between 100 and 200 proof or 50% to 100% pure alcohol.