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.