Distilling Calculator

For any home distiller, you know that the distillation process is basically science. If you have ingredient amount off or not in the right order, you could easily ruin a batch, or worse, create a safety hazard.

For any home distiller, it's important to use available distilling calculators in order to make sure you've got all the right levels and ingredients. Before you buy, get your amounts right by using one of the many distilling calculators below.

Boil Time Calculator

Start Temp:
End Temp: (Water boils at: 100°C/212°F)
Efficiency: %
Time to Temp: minutes

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Sugar Wash Calculator

sugar made up to total volume
should have an SGand only require of water
and should produce a wash of% alcohol

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Moonshine Gravity Calculator

If the SG started at and finished at
Your wash is% alcohol

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Distillate To Water Calculator

of wash at% alcohol
through a still that collects its distillate at%
should result in alcohol collected
should result in water left in the boiler when finished

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Dilution Calculator

Dilute of% alcohol Down to%
By adding Water

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Create a Volume of Alcohol at a Certain Strength Calculator

To makeLitres of% alcohol using% alcohol
UseLitres of Alcohol
andLitres of Water

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Temperature Converter Calculator

Enter the degree
Equal Value

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Fortification (spirit addition) Calculator

Current alcohol (%v/v)
Desired alcohol (%v/v)
Spirit alcohol (%v/v)
Volume of wine
Volume of spirit to add

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Details: This calculator works in the same way as a traditional Pearson's square. It is used to give the volume of spirit (of known alcohol content) to add to a volume of wine (of known alcohol content), to bring it to a desired alcohol content.

Vapor Speed Calculator Calculator

Column Diameter (Inches)
Power Input (Watts)
Vapor Speed (Inches)

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Make moonshine easier than ever with our speciality tools and calculators! 


Making moonshine is not a simple process, however, it is a fun one. To make learning this process easier we have crafted a variety of moonshine tools, calculators and 'cheat sheets' to make learning this new hobby as easy as possible. 

While making moonshine may start in the kitchen it is really more of a science experiment than following a recipe. While you do have to pay attention to the amounts of ingredients used there are many more factors to be considered such as time, temperature, pH levels and of course gravity readings.

While this may sound a little intimidating, fear not. At How to Moonshine we have developed a wide range of tools to help you along the way.