Originally Posted by USMC_G19
How is distillation easier? You still have to ferment what is basically a weak beer, then build a 'shine rig which brings about its own set of complications and dangers. All you really need to brew beer is a bucket, and if you are fancy, an airlock.
As I understand it (book learned only), everything has to be perfectly clean to get good healthy beer. With hard liqueur, not so much.
You can make hard liqueur with any grain or fruit. More options.
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