Distilling Of Buckwheat

Buckwheat is an unprofitable grain for the distillers when distilled by

itself, but when mixed with rye, it will yield nearly as much as rye;

but I would by no means recommend the use of it when it can be avoided.

Tho' sometimes necessity requires that a distiller should mash it for a

day or two, when any thing is the matter, or that grain cannot be

procured. In such event, the directions for distilling rye, or rye and

corn may be followed, but it requires a much larger quantity of boiling

water and if distilled by itself; it is necessary some wheat bran be

mixed with it to raise it to the top of the hogshead: but by no means

use buckwheat meal in making yeast.