We’re Loving These Cowgirl Boots for Fall 2018!

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Fall is here, and there’s nothing like a fresh new pair of boots to ring it in. Whether you like to go all-out with western style clothes or you prefer dependable, reliable women’s riding boots, there’s a pair of kicks out there for you. Check out our favorite cowgirl boots for fall from one of the best western stores online, Sheplers Western Wear.

 

Tall Cowgirl Boots – Women’s riding boots and tall cowgirl boots are in this fall (as with any fall season because they’re nearly timeless). One of our favorite pairs of timeless tall cowgirl boots is the Lane Plain Jane Dark Cognac round toe cowgirl boots. These women’s riding boots are made with leather and have a beautiful braided detail along the side of the shaft. These boots go perfectly with a horse, and even better with your favorite pair of jeans.

 

Ankle Cowgirl Boots – Ankle boots are always in style, regardless of the season. For fall 2018, a pair of black Hair-On Calf Adele cowgirl booties by Lucchese will compliment any outfit you wear on an evening out. Your overall look will be screaming western sophistication.

 

Embellished Cowgirl Boots – If you’re more of the type to have your shoes bring simpler style to your outfit, the women’s Camel Netting Overlay and Studs snip toe cowgirl boots from Corral are fashion-forward. The chic collar design is perfect for the simple cowgirl with an edgy style.

 

Wedges – Don’t forget about the wedge! Ariat not only makes quality cowgirl boots for fall, but also beautiful, premium full-grade leather bootie heels and wedges. The deep scallop topline and twisted leather detailing on their women’s dark brown Lindsley Open Toe Bootie match with literally everything.

 

If you want to be rugged, comfortable, and stylish all in one, you can find the best cowgirl boots for fall with Sheplers women’s western wear. Shop your new favorite store today!

How to Make Moonshine

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Moonshine was originally a slang term for distilled spirits of high-proof, usually produced without government authorization. Although moonshine has now been legalized in some areas, it’s still illegal to distill alcohol without having a distilled spirits permit or a federal fuel alcohol permit. The folks back at home love a good ol’ fashion recipe for moonshine, and we’re here to share. Below is a recipe for how to make moonshine from us here at Sheplers, one of the best western stores online. This recipe for moonshine is for informational purposes, and should not be used illegally.

 

Ingredients and Supplies

  • 15-gallon metal pot
  • 5-gallon paint bucket
  • Pressure cooker
  • 2 yards copper tubing
  • 10 pounds of cornmeal
  • 10 pounds of sugar
  • .5 ounce of yeast
  • Cheesecloth, or white t-shirt
  • Wooden spoon to stir
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Federal fuel alcohol or distilled spirits permit

 

How to Make Moonshine Mash

  1. Boil 10 gallons of water in the 15-gallon metal pot.
  2. Add the cornmeal to the water and stir it.
  3. Allow the cornmeal to cook for a few minutes until it thickens into a paste.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Pour the mixture into the 5-gallon paint bucket.
  6. Add the sugar and yeast into the cornmeal mixture.
  7. Cover the bucket with the cheesecloth or white t-shirt and place it in a cool, dark place to allow for the fermentation to take place.
  8. For about 1-2 weeks, the mash will rise higher and higher every day. The mash is ready for the next stage in the recipe for moonshine once it stops bubbling and rising.

 

How to Distill Moonshine Mash

  1. Strain the fermented mash through the cheesecloth into a new bucket or pot.
  2. Pour the strained fermented mash into the pressure cooker and throw away the leftover solid pieces that have been strained out.
  3. Create a condenser by running the copper tubing from the lid or the pressure cooker to a sink filled with cold water. The tubing in the cold water should be coiled.
  4. Run the other end of the tube to a clean container on the floor.
  5. Turn on the stove and allow the ingredients inside warm to no more than 177 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point of grain alcohol.
  6. The liquid dipping to the container on the floor is moonshine!
  7. You will need to discard the low-boiling liquid leftover, which contains methanol.
  8. This recipe for moonshine should allow you to collect about 2 gallons of liquid once you’ve transferred them to glass jars.

 

Completed moonshine is about 190 proof – it’s practically pure grain alcohol. Our men’s western wear professionals suggest making it half strength by mixing it with water. Make sure you clean all your equipment properly one you’re finished.

While learning how to make moonshine it could take a few tries before it’s perfect. There’s flavors, spices, fruits, and other ways to spruce it up. We hope you enjoyed our recipe on how to make moonshine!

Sheplers, one of the best western stores online, has plenty of glassware you can fill with your new scientific creation. Shop Sheplers today.

Western Wedding Wishlist

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If you’re going to be wearing fancy cowgirl boots on your big day, your cowgirl style can extend from your feet to your wedding wishlist! A typical wedding wishlist is bound to consist of things for the kitchen, the living room, etc., but it’s time to spice it up, cowgirl. Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things men and women’s western wear, share some ideas for your western wedding and what to have on your wishlist.

 

Koozies – Koozies are everyone’s favorite party favor, especially when it comes to wedding favors. Koozies should take up a top spot on your wedding wishlist. Pick a funny western wedding koozie saying to have printed on inexpensive drink holders to make your event unforgettable. Some of our favorites are:

  • ROPED & TIED (with one spouse lassoing the other)
  • We came for the I Do’s and stayed for the free booze
  • Cheers to many years and cold beers
  • Left the farm and hay to marry my best friend today
  • Let’s party ‘til the cows come home

 

Mason Jars – Every western wedding wishlist must include mason jars. Mason jars are a staple for all things country. A fun and unique way to enjoy your favorite spirits is in these little mason jar shot glasses.

 

Bride and Groom Cowboy Hats – As the Rodeo Queen and the Bull Rider, a white cowgirl hat for the bride and a black cowboy hat for the groom are ideal party favors for the big day!

 

Why A Wedding Wishlist?

A western wedding wishlist will not only help you prepare for your wedding day, but will also help your guests buy gifts or contribute towards gifts you want and love. A wishlist can work for before, during, and after the wedding.

If you’re unsure of where to start, start at Sheplers! We’re one of the best western stores online that offers western style clothes and other pieces that will work great for a wedding. Shop Sheplers now.

Western Wedding Wishlist

If you’re going to be wearing fancy cowgirl boots on your big day, your cowgirl style can extend from your feet to your wedding wishlist! A typical wedding wishlist is bound to consist of things for the kitchen, the living room, etc., but it’s time to spice it up, cowgirl. Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things men and women’s western wear, share some ideas for your western wedding and what to have on your wishlist.

 

Koozies – Koozies are everyone’s favorite party favor, especially when it comes to wedding favors. Koozies should take up a top spot on your wedding wishlist. Pick a funny western wedding koozie saying to have printed on inexpensive drink holders to make your event unforgettable. Some of our favorites are:

  • ROPED & TIED (with one spouse lassoing the other)
  • We came for the I Do’s and stayed for the free booze
  • Cheers to many years and cold beers
  • Left the farm and hay to marry my best friend today
  • Let’s party ‘til the cows come home

 

Mason Jars – Every western wedding wishlist must include mason jars. Mason jars are a staple for all things country. A fun and unique way to enjoy your favorite spirits is in these little mason jar shot glasses.

 

Bride and Groom Cowboy Hats – As the Rodeo Queen and the Bull Rider, a white cowgirl hat for the bride and a black cowboy hat for the groom are ideal party favors for the big day!

 

Why A Wedding Wishlist?

A western wedding wishlist will not only help you prepare for your wedding day, but will also help your guests buy gifts or contribute towards gifts you want and love. A wishlist can work for before, during, and after the wedding.

If you’re unsure of where to start, start at Sheplers! We’re one of the best western stores online that offers western style clothes and other pieces that will work great for a wedding. Shop Sheplers now.

Jeans and Cowboy Boots to Wear All Rodeo Season Long

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If you’re head over bootheels for riding season, you know that your outfit choices matter. Jump the gun and head over to Sheplers, your one stop shop for all things women and men’s western wear, to find the best cowboy boots that you can wear all rodeo season long. Look out 2019 rodeo – coming through!

 

Jeans

All western style clothes start with jeans. Not only are jeans comfortable, but they’re also durable. Find yourself a pair of nice, durable jeans, like Wrangler Jeans or Levi’s, that will last well beyond rodeo season. If you simply cannot choose between straight legged, bootleg, or tapered jeans, grab a pair of each! You can never have too many pairs of jeans.

 

Cowboy Boots

With so many pairs of cowboy boots to choose from, how will you know which pair is the one that will last you all rodeo season long? Real leather boots will be your best bet. Now it comes down to choosing a brand:

Ariat BootsBeing the ultimate equestrian brand, Ariat boots are innovative and technologically advanced. Ariat creates high performance boots and apparel that can keep up with the rough and tough riders of the nation.

Justin BootsDurable and comfortable, authentic western footwear is Justin’s middle name. Justin Boots are dependable, and of great value. If you’re looking for a pair of cowboy boots that will last you through even the busiest rodeo season, you can find them with Justin.

Frye BootsWith quality and craft, Frye boots are as durable as they are extraordinarily crafted and stylish. Although the quality of the leather can scratch easily, these boots are built to last, and will do so.

 

Sheplers Men’s Western Wear

You can find everything you need in all things western wear at Sheplers. We’re one of the best western stores online where you can find cowboy boots, jeans, hats, and more, to last you all rodeo season long. Shop Sheplers today!