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How To Distill Spirits

1 The Fermenter

The distiller mixes yeast, water, and sugar (or a sugar-containing grain) in a fermenter, aka a mash tun. After three to seven days of voracious fermenting, the yeast has consumed most of the sugar, turning the mash into a wash (10 or 12 percent alcohol by volume). A pump moves the wash into the pot of the still.

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The Brewvival Festival is coming to Charleston in February

Get your beer goggles on and get ready for the 7th annual Brewvival!

Over the years, the amount of brewing companies has really grown in South Carolina and that’s what Brewvival is all about- showcasing them all and letting you sample all their beers in one convenient location.  That’s right, representatives from all over the state will be there from all the breweries giving you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sample beer all day long!

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What First Time Visitors Should Know About Charleston

 First time visitors to Charleston will find inspiration in any amount of time in Charleston, South Carolina. Simply take a stroll down any of the Holy City's busy streets or through quiet residential neighborhoods, and one can't help but encounter living history in nearly every park, building, and stately home. Below are just a few places to experience that living history around the Charleston peninsula.

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A Lowcountry Christmas at Boone Hall Plantation

The Christmas season wakes up at Boone Hall Plantation with a Lowcountry Christmas, an energizing new extraordinary occasion intended to convey occasion enchantment and delight to individuals of all ages! As occasion time moves through these goliath oaks, Boone Hall wakes up with celebrations, embellishments, and great ole southern occasion accommodation, that is just befitting America's Most Photographed manor. This season of year re-underlines how Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is really as one of the main vacation spots in the Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry.

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The History of Charleston's Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak estimated to be more than 400-500 years old. It is simply known as The Tree in some circles. It stands in a wooded area in John’s Island just outside Charleston in South Carolina. Angel Oak is a live oak which also happens to be the state’s most imposing work of nature.

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Charleston Tours - Firefly Distillery

Whether you are from Charleston South Carolina, or you are visiting, an essential activity for the grownups is a distillery tour. Visiting small batch spirit distilleries gives you the chance to meet the passionate professionals while you get to explore the diverse history of spirits and distilling in Charleston while being safely transported. You can be guaranteed that Crafted Charleston has the tour that is best suited for you and your unique tastes. Speaking of taste, Firefly Distillery situated on Wadmalaw Island, thirty miles south of Charleston. Firefly Distillery is the largest distillery in the South Carolina and has become a leading destination in the Charleston, SC area (for good reason).

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What Is Craft Beer? Yes You Should Try It!

Creating a craft beer is an intricate and detailed process which can change the flavor, aroma, color and weight overall. From ales to lagers, there is a vast array of choices depending on your own personal preferences. It all incorporates its own individual levels of yeast, hops, grain and water which make them all so unique and one of a kind.