Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and "white lightning" are over? Not a chance! It's a multi-million dollar industry. But perhaps more importantly to the moonshiners, it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers. It's part of their history and culture. While this practice is surprisingly alive and well, it's not always legal. Discovery Channel's all-new series MOONSHINERS tells the story of those who brew their shine - often in the woods near their homes using camouflaged equipment - and the local authorities who try to keep them honest. Viewers will witness practices rarely, if ever, seen on television including the sacred rite of passage for a moonshiner - firing up the still for the first time. They will also meet legends, including notorious moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton.

Genre: Reality

  • Watch Moonshiners Season 2

    • Episode 12

      12. Last Shiner Standing

      aired: Wed, Jan 30, 2013

      In this season finale, one moonshiner will go down. Tickle devises a bold but risky plan to sell Tim's shine. Then, Josh & Bill's still site is compromised while Jeff, Mark & Jim Tom brazenly run three stills. Finally, Deputy Sheriff Chuck makes his move

    • Episode 11

      11. Hat in Hand

      aired: Wed, Jan 23, 2013

      In debt to dangerous people, Tickle goes to Tim for help. Then, Jeff, Mark & Jim Tom do battle with an angry nest of yellow jackets trying to lay claim to their still site. Also, Josh comes to Cutie Pie's rescue when she gets hurt at the underground still

    • Episode 10

      10. Moonshine Treasure Hunt

      aired: Wed, Jan 16, 2013

      Tim hunts for 200 gallons of high-dollar 60-year-old shine trapped at the bottom of a lake.Mark & Jeff encounter a bandit stealing their shine.Mike & Tweedy bootleg shine under a pile of horse manure.Tickle settles the score with his old still hand Howard

    • Episode 9

      9. Adios, Mr. Still

      aired: Wed, Jan 9, 2013

      Gunfire erupts in the bamboo patch just as Josh & Bill fire up their still for the first time this season. Meanwhile, Jeff, Mark & Jim Tom run a batch of President George Washington's rye whiskey. Then, Tickle hits the skids when his still is sabotaged.

    • Episode 8

      8. Troubled Waters

      aired: Wed, Jan 2, 2013

      Tickle gets busted by an angry landowner, while Tim devises an ingenious new hiding spot for his back-up stash of shine. Then, Josh & Bill get into a bone-breaking fight at their new still site. Also, Mark bootlegs moonshine by canoe in the dead of night.

    • Episode 7

      7. Tickle Goes Rogue

      aired: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

      Tickle goes it alone after his still hand Howard gets spooked by an intruder and disappears. Josh & Bill discover toxic black mold in their underground still site. Jeff's wife and son set up a second still to run barley scotch.

    • Episode 6

      6. Prophecy Fulfilled

      aired: Wed, Dec 12, 2012

      Tickle builds a new still and heads on a midnight run. Josh goes ballistic when he damages the nearly completed underground still site. Mark & Jeff make a risky move when they sell their shine in town. Jim Tom teaches Jeff's son Lance how to proof shine.

    • Episode 5

      5. A Shiner's Last Stand

      aired: Wed, Dec 5, 2012

      Tickle splits from Tim, recruits a new still hand, and heads into the woods to scout a new site. Mark, Jeff & Jim Tom double down and begin work on a second still to run barley scotch. Then, Deputy Sheriff Chuck infiltrates an active moonshine operation.

    • Episode 4

      4. Storm's a Brewing

      aired: Wed, Nov 28, 2012

      A monster storm hits the Carolinas and Jeff, Mark and Jim Tom risk their lives to run a batch of shine.Nearby, Josh and Bill fall prey to the same storm when a flood threatens their underground still site.Then, Tickle goes rogue and makes a very bad move.

    • Episode 3

      3. Moonshiner vs. Hogzilla

      aired: Wed, Nov 21, 2012

      Mark & Jeff call in legendary moonshiner Jim Tom to help fix their busted still. Then, it's man vs beast when Mark hunts down a giant wild hog that's been stalking their site. Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff Chuck gets a tip from a hunter that pays off.

    • Episode 2

      2. Moonshine Goldmine

      aired: Wed, Nov 14, 2012

      Josh & Bill make a breakthrough on their underground still, but 8 tons of clay threatens to bury them alive. Mark & Jeff build a new copper still and head deep into the mountains to establish a new site. Tickle lures Tim back to their illegal site.

    • Episode 1

      1. Rise 'n Shine!

      aired: Wed, Nov 7, 2012

      Moonshine season in Appalachia has begun.Tim and Tickle are back, plus two rookies and a pair of old school shiners-all looking to grab a piece of a $100 million dollar jackpot-tax free.But with a new lawman in town, everyone will be watching their backs.

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