I am very intrigued with the idea of CCB evolving into distilling. I know it’s still illegal without proper licensing so in the meantime, I have started reading a few books on the subject and I even cracked the old Chemical Engineering Textbooks (Distillation and Separation) for a refresher. I don’t want to moonshine or anything. Just looking for another aspect of the brewing industry and something I think will become more prevalent in the next 3-5 years. Craft Brewers / Brew pubs making their own alcohols. Some are already doing it, some are getting good at it. I think it might be a niche in the Napa Valley to have a micro-distiller who makes all different kinds of alcohol including spirits to fortify wine for the high-end wineries.
What do you guys think? Any suggested reading?