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First Aired: December 6th, 2011
Status: Continuing
Air Time: Tuesday, 09:00 PM
Network: Discovery
Summary: 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.
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Season 6
Episode 1: Whiskey Rebellion
Air Date: November 15th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: It's moonshine season in Appalachia. Josh has hit the ground running but working solo can lead to catastrophic results. And former outlaw Tim Smith is training his son JT to help run his legal outfit.
Episode 2: Take Me to the River
Air Date: November 22nd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Patti & David scramble to locate a clean water source for their operation. Mark Rogers ventures into unfamiliar territory to secure new buyers. Mark & Digger use an old moonshiner's trick to spook intruders from their still site.
Episode 3: Hard Start
Air Date: November 29th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh finds himself in desperate need of help following a catastrophe and Chico and Sandra's moonshine partnership puts strain on their relationship. Mark and Digger get innovative with their still, but the operation attracts an unwanted visitor.
Episode 4: Luck of the Irish
Air Date: December 6th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: A rookie mistake could ruin Josh and Chuck's operation and Tim travels across the Atlantic to teach an old Irish distillery about making moonshine. Mark and Digger's mash test is interrupted by an unwanted visitor.
Episode 5: Big River Redemption
Air Date: December 13rd, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Mark and Digger struggle with a special recipe for a shine legend. Big Chuck tries to redeem himself after destroying Josh's operation. Chico and Sandra continue working on their still site, but disaster strikes.
Episode 6: Making Spirits Bright
Air Date: December 20th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: It's Christmas time in shine country! Mark & Digger get in the holiday spirit by playing Santa Claus for kids in need. Patti & David prepare special treats for a festive holiday feast. Bill and friends prepare for Christmas caroling the Carolina way.
Episode 7: Whiskey Time Machine
Air Date: December 27th, 2016, 09:00 PM
Summary: Tim needs to rescue his operation, challenging the laws of nature and time. Mark and Digger implement a high tech addition to their operation that could double their output, if it doesn't blow them up. Jeff and Lance make a once banned liquor.
Episode 8: Dog Days of Shining
Air Date: January 3rd, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh and Big Chuck find a new still site in hopes of reviving their season; and Mark and Digger test their still design. Later, Mark and Mike check out new territory.
Episode 9: Smokey Mountain Gin
Air Date: January 10th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Tim Smith aims to put a whiskey time machine to the test; Chico and Sandra switch gears with a new recipe in hopes of jump-starting their stalled season; Mark and Digger opt to experiment with distilling an old classic on their high-speed rig.
Episode 10: Green Dragon
Air Date: January 17th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh and Chuck work to reclaim their place at the top. Later, money threatens an old partnership for Jeff, Mark and Lance; and Mark and Digger craft a special brew for a high-rolling customer.
Episode 11: Big City Bootleg
Air Date: January 24th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: With liquor stockpiled, Carolina shiners Josh and Big Chuck start digging for a new stash site. The pressure's on as backwoods distillers Mark and Digger haul 60 gallons of premium gin to Nashville the sale of their career. In the Louisiana swamplands, father/daughter duo Patti and David follow nature's harvest to make a sweet new brew.
Episode 12: Big Wheels Keep On Turning
Air Date: January 31st, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Mark and Digger bring in a moonshine legend to rev-up production; Josh and Chuck turn to an old power source to prolong their operation; Chico and Sondra gear up for their first big sale of the season; Tim puts money on the line.
Episode 13: The Green Devil
Air Date: February 7th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Jeff and Lance attempt to salvage their absinthe recipe; Mark puts his new partner to the test; backbreaking labor and a lack of profit threaten to leave Josh up the creek without a paddle or a partner; Patti and David lack their key ingredient.
Episode 14: Thunder Pumpkins
Air Date: February 14th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: An ingredient has Josh and Chuck ready to quit the biz; Mark and Digger band together with JB to run their signature spirit; Tim puts his turbo-aged whiskey to the test; and Chico and Sondra have their sights on a new brew.
Episode 15: Two Pot Bang Bang
Air Date: February 21st, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Josh and Chuck struggle to finish winterizing their site; Mark and Digger bring their two-pot still out of retirement; Mark and Mike have enjoyed a string of successful runs, but delivering the goods could land them in the crosshairs of the law.
Episode 16: Intruder Alert
Air Date: March 6th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Winter closes in as shiners aim to finish their seasons strong; Mark and Digger clash with the law; a breach from an intruder leaves Josh and Chuck deep in debt; and Chico and Sondra's operation is burned.
Episode 17: Last Call
Air Date: March 14th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Summary: Winter hot on their heels, shiners aim to cash in. A legendary partnership comes to a bittersweet end as Jeff, Mark and Lance head their separate ways. Tim gets to spend time with and old friend. Patti and David end their season with a boatload of shine.