The process begins by heating five gallons of water to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. How to Make Moonshine the Old-Fashioned Way in 6 Easy Steps. Grandma's Apple Pie 'Ala Mode' Moonshine Bring the apple cider, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, whole c.. Start the Distilling Process. 1. Ready the Still. 8.5 pounds of flaked maize. Stir the mash continuously for about 5 minutes then stir for a few seconds every five minutes until the temperature drops to 152F. Two pounds of corn sugar per gallon of water. Allow the Mash to Ferment. 1.5 pounds of crushed malted barley. Warm up part of the water only warm enough to disolve the corn sugar.Finish adding cool water to help cool down the mash to 80 degrees.Add yeast at 80 degrees and let ferment for 7 to 14 days and distill. 2 to 4 oz of yeast per ten gallon batch. 5 gallons of water. Turn off heat when target temperature is reached and stir in the 8.5 pounds of corn. Procedure: Heat 5 gallons of mash water up to 165F. Make the Mash. Fermentation is the time when yeast works its magic and turns corn mash into alcohol.