Is Home Distilling Dangerous?

Is it safe to distill indoors?

NEVER distill indoors.

If you do happen to make a mistake while distilling, and your moonshining session turns into a fire drill, it’s going to be a lot less of a downer outdoors than it will be in a kitchen or living room.

When it comes to location, always follow this one simple rule: always distill outdoors!.

Can homemade alcohol be dangerous?

Homemade liquor isn’t inherently unsafe. The often illicit nature of the product is more a danger than the process of production. … I should also mention that while methanol contamination can have disastrous effects, it’s not the only thing potentially fouling up illicit spirits.

Can homemade moonshine kill you?

Methanol Toxicity Methyl alcohol (methanol) is the bad stuff that could be found in moonshine. Pure methanol is very dangerous and it is definitely able to cause blindness and even kill people. As little as 10 ml of pure methanol could blind someone and as little as 30 ml could kill someone.

Why is home distilling dangerous?

The biggest danger with distilling spirits is that at times the product is very flammable. When distillate leaves a still the vapors and liquid can be more than 90% pure ethanol. This product can burn extremely easy and is a potential fire hazard.