Wheat for Moonshine -1 lb
Wheat for Moonshine -1 lb
Wheat for Moonshine -1 lb

Wheat for Moonshine -1 lb

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Craft the smoothest, most delicious moonshine with our premium wheat grain. Elevate your distilling game and impress your taste buds every time!

Experience a new level of distilling expertise with our premium wheat grain. Become a master of flavor and delight your senses with each sip.


  • Unleash the full potential of your spirits
  • Our wheat makes a smooth, deep-flavored moonshine
  • High starch content allows for versatility in creating a velvety texture that will delight your taste buds.


Transform your moonshine with our specially treated raw wheat, adding a full-bodied texture, velvety mouthfeel and excellent head retention. Incorporate up to 40% in your grist and taste the enhanced character for yourself!


What is Moonshine?

Moonshine is a term used to describe homemade, high-proof distilled spirits that are typically produced illegally in homes or the outdoors. The term 'moonshine' refers to making moonshine 'by the light of the moon' to avoid detection from the authorities. 


Moonshine is typically made from corn, sugar, or other grains and is known for its potent kick and burn.


Understanding the origins and production process of moonshine is essential for appreciating its historical significance and continued popularity.

Can You Use Wheat in Moonshine?


Wheat is a highly versatile and beneficial grain to use in moonshine production. Its smooth flavor adds depth to the final spirits, making it a popular choice for distillers.

Additionally, wheat has a high starch content, which is essential for fermentation and the production of alcohol.

This high starch content also contributes to the velvety texture that wheat-based moonshine is known for.


In recent years, there has been a movement towards using premium, locally sourced ingredients in distilling, and wheat fits perfectly into this trend.


Wheat moonshine offers a smooth flavor, high starch content, and velvety texture, making it a versatile and beneficial choice for distillers.

Its alignment with the movement towards premium, locally sourced ingredients further solidifies its place in the moonshine industry.


Types of Wheat for Moonshine

There are various types of wheat that are commonly used in the production of moonshine.

Each type of wheat brings its own unique flavor and characteristics to the moonshine, making it important for distillers to understand the differences in order to create the perfect blend.

Information For Our Moonshine Wheat


Moisture ................................................................. 7.0%

Extract FG, Dry Basis ........................................... 70.0%

Protein, Dry Basis ................................................. 10.0%

Conversion Time .............................................. <10 min

Color ................................................................ 2.0 SRM

Brewer's Red Flaked Wheat

Flaked wheat is a popular ingredient in brewing, particularly in the production of wheat beer styles and vodkas.

Unlike malted wheat, flaked wheat does not contain malted enzymes necessary for sugar conversion during the brewing process. However, it does contribute to the beer's smooth, creamy mouthfeel and adds a slightly sweet, grainy flavor.

In moonshine production, flaked wheat is also used as a key ingredient in creating a smooth and creamy mouthfeel in the final product.

Malted Barley

Malted barley plays a crucial role in the production of whiskey. During the mashing process, malted barley is used to convert the starch in the grains into sugar, which is essential for fermentation.

The malted barley contains enzymes such as amylase, which break down the starches in the grains, releasing the sugars needed for fermentation. These enzymes are critical for the whiskey-making process, as they enable the use of grains like corn, barley, or rye, which contain starch but lack the necessary enzymes for fermentation.

The key steps in using malted barley in whiskey production include mashing, where the malted barley is mixed with hot water to release its enzymes and convert the starches into sugars, followed by fermentation where yeast is added to the sugary liquid to produce alcohol, and then distillation to create the whiskey.

Malted grains, particularly barley, are integral to this process as they provide the necessary enzymes for starch conversion, ultimately leading to the production of whiskey. Without malted barley and its enzymes, the creation of whiskey would not be possible.

Straight Wheat Whiskey

Straight wheat whiskey must have a mash bill containing at least 51% wheat, distilled to no more than 160 proof, and aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years.

Unlike other wheat whiskeys, which may be aged in used or uncharred barrels, straight wheat whiskey must adhere to these specific aging requirements. Furthermore, straight wheat whiskey cannot have any added coloring or flavoring.

By following this aging and production process, straight wheat whiskey differs from other wheat whiskeys and bourbon by producing a smoother and more mellow flavor profile.

It tends to have a lighter, sweeter, and softer taste with notes of caramel, vanilla, and fruit, making it a popular choice for those who prefer a more delicate and nuanced whiskey.

Ingredients Needed for Making Moonshine with Wheat

Moonshine is a traditional and potent distilled alcoholic beverage that has been a part of American history for centuries.

Making moonshine with wheat is a popular choice for those seeking a smooth and flavorful final product. To create this classic spirit, a few key ingredients are needed to kickstart the fermentation and distillation process.


Water is a crucial element in the whiskey-making process as it plays a significant role in various stages.

During fermentation, using cold water helps to maintain a consistent temperature, which is essential for the yeast to effectively convert sugars into alcohol. This consistency ensures a successful fermentation process, resulting in a high-quality whiskey with a well-balanced flavor profile.

Additionally, water can impact the texture and consistency of the mash, affecting the overall quality of the whiskey.


By adjusting the amount of water, distillers can control the thickness of the mash, which is essential for extracting the desired flavors and aromas during the distillation process.


For a standard whiskey recipe, it is recommended to start with a specific amount of cold water, typically sourced from a clean and reliable water source. This starting amount ensures that the fermentation process and mash consistency are properly maintained, leading to a high-quality whiskey with a well-developed flavor profile.

The mineral composition of water also plays a vital role in the fermentation process and the flavor profile of the whiskey. Different minerals in the water, such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfates, can affect the yeast activity during fermentation and ultimately influence the taste of the whiskey.

For example, water high in calcium can lead to a more robust fermentation process, while water with high sulfate levels can enhance the hop bitterness in the final whiskey product.


Wheat Mash

To create a wheat mash for moonshine production, you will need wheat grains, water, and yeast.

First, rinse the wheat grains thoroughly to remove any debris. Then, place the grains in a container and cover them with water. Let the grains soak for about 8-12 hours, and then drain the water. Next, transfer the grains to a damp cloth and allow them to germinate for 2-3 days, keeping them moist. Once the grains have sprouted, they are ready for mashing.

To make the mash, crush the germinated wheat grains and mix them with water in a fermentation vessel. Add yeast to the mixture and stir well. Allow the mixture to ferment for about 7-10 days, or until the bubbling stops and the mash no longer smells sweet. This indicates that the fermentation process is complete.

Once the wheat mash is fermented, it is ready for distillation. Properly distill the mash to produce moonshine, and discard any foreshots and heads to ensure a safe and drinkable product.

Following these steps will result in a high-quality wheat mash for moonshine production.

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