Well Ive been dieing to try my hand at this for a while and i finally have the extra time. I have two brews going on right now one is a 5 gallon hard cider with hints of lemon and orange. This is going to be about 10 to 15% alcohol and wont be distilled although im going to clear it. The second one is a little under 8 gallons maybe 7 of ice tea, back-sweetened with high pulp (for flavor) Florida orange juice and lime and about 2 cups of corn sugar/white sugar in a 3 to 1 ratio, per container. This is going to be my baby. Its all brewing separately in 1 gallon Arizona jugs because brewing ice tea is very temperamental. After its done fermenting im going to distill it to about 85 to 95 proof and if all goes well it should taste great! there are some pics below . unfortunately i cant take the lid off the cider yet because if i let oxygen into the barrel too soon i will get nothing but vinegar from the whole barrel.