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« on: December 08, 2011, 09:09:58 AM »
Watched the first 2 episodes so far, since its highly illegal I can't believe anyone would let themselves be videotaped doing it, especially without their identity masked. Interesting none-the-less.

Anyone else watching this?
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 09:28:44 AM »
I have a couple episodes recorded, but haven't watched them yet. Don't you think that maybe it's not real alcohol that they're producing. If it was just water in the still you couldn't really tell.

I thought the same thing which is why my DVR is set to record the series. Other than the legality, how is the show?  So many of these new shows just suck, with all of the fluff they put in them.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 09:38:30 AM »
it is what it is, bunch of southern boys playin with guns and makin shine. its not as well produced as something like deadliest catch but its amusing. the part i find interesting is the terminology they use for all of the equipment, like "The Worm" is an immersion chiller, etc etc

i'll continue watching it just because its somewhat related to brewing heh. plus some of the people are real characters, like this old moonshiner named Popcorn.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 09:43:58 AM »
I have not heard of this show but on the legality issue it would be pretty easy to either a) go ahead and spend the time and money to get them a legal permit or b) make it easy on themselves and get a permit to distill for fuel which is quite easy to do. Just don't drink it! that would make it illegal.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 09:44:44 AM »
plus some of the people are real characters, like this old moonshiner named Popcorn.

I don't know if it's the same guy, but Popcorn Sutton was a famous moonshiner, however unlikely that sounds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Sutton
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 09:47:35 AM »
yup that's him, but it looks like archival footage, from the speed, grain and softness it says to me that its film.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 09:48:14 AM »
Isn't that the guy that got convicted and did himself in before he had to go to jail? He was in bad health anyway, as I understood it.

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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 09:51:02 AM »
Been enjoying the show. Entertaining, and very inspiring.  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 12:09:30 PM »
Caught it while surfing last night. I find it hard to believe that they were doing anything but "demonstrating" when it came to "put the fire to it". There's probably plenty they aren't revealing and it's just a simulated crime.

Interesting though.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 01:05:35 PM »
Popcorn Sutton died back in '09.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 01:23:08 PM »
It's probably like one of this car repo shows where they are reinacting a incident that happened to them in the past. All of that stuff is contrived. I think that the ATF spends too much time on moonshiner when in reality is only really the hill people that drink it. Make it legal allow themselves to kill themselves with it.
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 01:30:14 PM »
I think that the ATF spends too much time on moonshiner when in reality is only really the hill people that drink it. Make it legal allow themselves to kill themselves with it.

How's that foot taste?
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 02:18:05 PM »
 :-X  we already  beat this horse to death....sorry but you should not put the mods
on the spot about this subject....tiz verboden

we also beat it up over yonder before the great migration.....
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 04:07:30 PM »
Good call Vert. On both counts....taking it easy on the mods, and your love of turtles.  ;D
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Re: Moonshiners
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011, 04:13:20 PM »
I watched the first episode I had recorded. It was interesting, but I agree that it's probably reenactments. Those involving Popcorn appear to be archive film used just for entertainment.

I first cringed at the thought of getting water from a stream, but since everything is distilled, what could it hurt?