Right after the Amendment went into effect, we published a short history of homemade distilleries with the disclaimer that copying these machines would get readers into trouble. "With the orchestra playing soft, soft music, turn back through these pages, look for the past time at all the pretty stills, and--forget stills; forget them for good. It's all they'll let you do."
While machines like the ones pictured left hardly counted as a fully-operating distillery, the law prohibited people from even owning a experimental stills. Of course, thirsty inventors saw the Prohibition as an opportunity for innovation. Moonshiners cobbled together tomato cans, funnels, and tea-kettles in order to get their fix. We can only guess whether these diagrams inadvertently helped readers follow suit.
Read the full story in "Within the Law"