After many months of scraping by I finally did it! There is a bucket in my kitchen with a test run of the precursor to moonshine, called beer, bubbling away. Beer comes from the mash and is the stuff that gets fermented and run through a device. I met a guy at work who is getting ready to do the same thing and after a few meets he asked to come over for the cooking of the mash.
Well, after some long hard thinking I said yes. I'm glad he was here to help with my first effort. Thanks a lot Chris! Now I'm getting anxious to run it off and sample my concoction. I might need a couple days off work to do that..........and recover!