Sunday, November 2, 2014

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HOME GROWN CORN WHISKEY

Local Kirkwood businessman and farmer,
Dave Endres, has a passion for vintage 
tools and machinery, and is now ready
to make his own home grown corn whiskey.

Of course that starts with his own crop
of #2 yellow corn in Kirkwood, Missouri
(not grown here in the past 70+ years)
which he has harvested on his restored
1936 McCormick-Deering 1-row corn picker.

A joy to behold, its gears and belts comb
each row, plucking ears and spitting
them into the wagon behind . . . 
then on to the corn sheller, cleaning
the dried kernels into bushel bags.

1,500 pounds of dried corn then go to
a local Missouri still (Wood Hat Spirits)
to make 360 bottles of 63122 Corn Whiskey.
("63122" is the zip code for Kirkwood, MO)

Soon, a future blog post will show how
corn is transformed into this inaugural local spirit.
(Distillation equipment shown in final photo.)

5 comments:

  1. WOW, this machinery is magnificent!
    No wonder he is thrilled to grow his own corn and brew his whiskey!
    Corn needs a lot of water to grow well!
    Looking forward to the follow-up ;-)
    Keep well and enjoy your sunday!

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  2. I hope farmer Dave at least gets a swig of his moonshine before the revenuers shut down the operation and confiscate his equipment and farm!

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  3. Que buen reportaje Rick y con ganas de ver el de la destilería.
    Saludos

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  4. "Create" from zero your own whisky must make him feel so so satisfied, right?
    Yummmmm!

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  5. That's alot of work for a drink.

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