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. 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.
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Below you'll find every episode from all 7 season of Moonshiners.
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Season 1Discovery | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Dec 7, 2011
Moonshine Season Starts As the season approaches, moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle search Appalachia for the perfect site to set up his operation. Law enforcement agent Jesse Tate is on the hunt for his first big arrest, but runs into a dangerous web of counter-surveillance.
S01 E02Dec 8, 2011
Point of No Return Moonshiner Tim and his partner 'Tickle' perform a sacred rite that is rarely captured on film - firing up their still for the first time. Everything goes smoothly, until an emergency hits. Meanwhile, law enforcement agent Jesse Tate pursues a hot tip.
S01 E03Dec 15, 2011
The Law Comes Knockin Equipment failure and an intruder threaten Moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle's first run of moonshine. Law enforcement agent Jesse Tate busts a nip joint. Moonshining legend Popcorn Sutton runs some 'shine the old-fashioned way.
S01 E04Dec 22, 2011
Outlaw Brotherhood Moonshiner Tim and his partner Tickle soup up Tim's hot rod when they are forced into a daring, daytime bootlegging run. Meanwhile, a hurricane threatens the still site. Then, a new bootlegging biker legend sets out on an 800 mile run.
S01 E05Dec 29, 2011
A Price to Pay With the leaves falling, Moonshiner Tim makes a risky move and adds a second pot to the still site to double his profits. Tickle has a bad accident - and Agent Jesse prepares for the mother lode of all busts.
S01 E06Jan 5, 2012
A Moonshiner's Farewell In this season finale, one moonshiner will come to an untimely end. Tim and Tickle risk it all, running 'shine day and night, making more money than Tim's ever made. Agent Jesse makes his biggest move of the season when he ambushes an active still site.
Season 2Discovery | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Nov 8, 2012
Rise 'n Shine! Moonshine season in Appalachia has begun. Tim and Tickle are back, as we are introduced to some 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.
S02 E02Nov 15, 2012
Moonshine Goldmine A breakthrough is made on Josh and Bill's underground still; Mark and Jeff build a copper still.
S02 E03Nov 22, 2012
Moonshiner Vs. Hogzilla Jim Tom helps Mark and Jeff repair a broken still; Mark hunts a wild hog.
S02 E04Nov 29, 2012
Storm's a Brewing A storm threatens Josh and Bill's underground still; Tickle goes rogue.
S02 E05Dec 6, 2012
A Shiner's Last Stand Tickle recruits a new partner and tries to find a new site after splitting from Tim; Mark, Jeff and Jim Tom start work on a second still; deputy sheriff Chuck infiltrates a moonshine operation.
S02 E06Dec 13, 2012
Prophecy Fulfilled Tickle builds a new still. Josh gets angry when he damages the nearly completed underground still site. Mark and Jeff make a risky move when they sell some of their product in town. Jim Tom teaches Jeff's son Lance how to measure the alcohol by volume concentration of moonshine.