watch out !!!
- Found this little tid-bit.
You guys where it is legal don't know how lucky you are.
February 10, 2000 - Still busted, moonshiner arrested in raid
State Department of Revenue agents and sheriffs deputies broke up a
moonshine still in
northwestern Wisconsin and arrested its operator Wednesday, Wisconsin
Cate Zeuske announced today.
Elvin Roy Scheidecker, 61, was arrested on his farm near Bloomer, in
Chippewa County, on
tentative charges of manufacturing intoxicating liquor without a permit.
Agents said he was in
the process of distilling alcohol from mash he had fermented earlier. If
faces 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Executing search warrants after a ten-month investigation, agents seized
a stainless steel liquor
production still, approximately 60 gallons of suspected moonshine, and
ingredients used to
make liquor. DNR wardens also seized illegal fish and deer from
Also Wednesday, the Revenue Department and the Dunn County Sheriffs
approximately five gallons of moonshine after serving a warrant on a
rural Dunn County
residence near Wheeler.
"Information gathered Wednesday will lead to further investigation into
production," said Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement chief James Jenkins.
"This was a professional
During the investigation, a state undercover agent observed Scheidecker
moonshine on numerous occasions, according to Jenkins.
Moonshine is the popular term for liquor manufactured without state and
Moonshine is typically made in small batches using homemade stills
hidden in secluded sheds,
barns or basements. Operating outside the law, in addition to evading
taxes, there are no
controls on alcohol content, ingredients, or sanitation. "Moonshine can
be very dangerous to
drink," Jenkins said.