Moonshine Shacks are two-story cabins containing an office and bedroom for Maggie Fike, a staircase leading into the basement which has a secret passage to Marcel's moonshine kitchen and the bar, if purchased.
- New Austin: to the north of Greenhollow in Hennigan's Stead
- West Elizabeth: southeast o Manzanita Post in Tall Trees
- New Hanover: east of Hani's Bethel in The Heartlands
- Ambarino: southwest of Cattail Pond in Grizzlies West
- Lemoyne: southwest of Macomb's End in Bayou Nwa
Events of Red Dead Online
After the role's introduction in the Emerald Saloon, there are five shacks available for purchase, one in each territory. After buying a shack, it acts as a property and as the central location of the moonshine business. All seven story missions of the DLC start and end inside of the shack. The office upstairs in run by Maggie Fike, who also gives the player story and bootlegger missions. To buy expandables for the shack, the player also has to consult Fike. Upon saving him, the distillery downstairs is run by Marcel, a French expert cook and old acquaintance of Fike. The player can order Marcel to cook a batch of moonshine to sell it to a customer. The player can also invite other players into their shack.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
The shacks are also present in Story Mode, though they serve no purpose to the player.
|Toxic Moonshine x1||$5|
|Toxic Moonshine Pamphlet||$500|
|Requires role rank 5 and Bar Expansion|
|Floral Décor||15 gold bars|
|Hunter Décor||15 gold bars|
|Refined Décor||10 gold bars|
|Condenser Upgrade||$825||Unlocks Average Moonshine quality|
|Polished Copper Upgrade||$875
|Requires role rank 10 and Condenser Upgrade
Unlocks Average Moonshine quality
|O'Creagh's Run Photograph||$150|
|Rio Bravo Photograph||$165|
|Buck Photograph||Outlaw Pass 2|
|Fox Photograph||Outlaw Pass 2|
|Bear Photograph||Outlaw Pass 2|
|Elk Photograph||Outlaw Pass 2|
Producing a charge of moonshine takes three steps. At first, the player has to buy mash. The default mash price is $50. However, the cost can be lowered by completing bootlegger and moonshiner story missions. Every completed mission will lower the price by $20, until the minimum cost of $10 is reached. At the same time, the player can choose between weak, average and strong moonshine, depending on the purchased improvements. By default, weak moonshine will take 30 minutes, average moonshine 45 minutes and strong moonshine 60 minutes. Each production duration is lowered by 20 per cent on a later rank of the moonshiner role.
Next, the player needs to flavor the moonshine. They can choose between a maximum of 10 different flavors. Flavors are classified in three different quality levels, of which the highest will reward the player with the best possible price, if delivered undamaged. Alternatively, Bert Higgins will also accept non-flavored moonshine.
In the last step, the player has to choose a buyer. There is not always a customer available for every flavor, so timing matters. While delivering, the player must pay attention to the charge not being damaged as well as to roadblocks of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Upon delivery, the player will receive their money. There may be a lower payout if the batch has been greatly damaged.
|Agarita Sunrise Moonshine||1x Canned Strawberries, 1x Evergreen Huckleberry, 1x Agarita|
|Apple Berry Crumb Moonshine||1x Apple, 1x Blackberry, 1x Vanilla Flower|
|*Berry Cobbler Moonshine||1x Canned Peaches, 1x Raspberry, 1x Peach|
|Berry Mint Moonshine||1x Canned Strawberries, 1x Blackberry, 1x Wild Mint|
|Evergreen Moonshine||1x Evergreen Huckleberry, 1x Wintergreen Berry, 1x Ginseng|
|**Poison Poppy's Moonshine||1x Prairie Poppy + 1x Oleander Sage + 1x Absinthe|
|*Spiced Island Moonshine||1x Canned Apricots, 1x Currant, Caribbean Rum|
|Tropical Punch Moonshine||1x Canned Pineapples, 1x Pear, 1x Vanilla Flower|
|Wild Cider Moonshine||1x Apple, 1x Ginseng, 1x Currant|
|*Wild Creek Moonshine||1x Wild Mint, 1x Vanilla Flower, 1x Creek Plum|
*: Only unlocked upon reaching rank 1, rank 10 and rank 5. (In that order)
**: Has to be found during a random encounter.
The customers are NPCs who the moonshine can be sold to upon completion. Based on flavor and quality, the price a customer will pay for one charge varies.
The customer list is reset every in-game day. Every buyer, with the exception of Bert Higgins, has one preferred flavor which is the only one they will accept. Except for Higgins, all customers appear randomly on the list.
|Bert Higgins||All Flavors|
|Bart James||Berry Mint Moonshine|
|Charlotte French||Poison Poppy's Moonshine|
|Connie Fairchild||Wild Creek Moonshine|
|Dylan Brown||Evergreen Moonshine|
|Eddie Bray||Apple Berry Crumb Moonshine|
|Edwin Martel||Poison Poppy's Moonshine|
|Finney Scott||Tropical Punch Moonshine|
|Francie Wade||Wild Creek Moonshine|
|Frank Bennett||Apple Berry Crumb Moonshine|
|Hal Baker||Berry Cobbler Moonshine|
|Ham Jacobs||Tropical Punch Moonshine|
|Hank Andrews||Evergreen Moonshine|
Berry Cobbler Moonshine
|Joseph Godwin||Spiced Island Moonshine|
|Lewis Wells||Berry Cobbler Moonshine|
|Loretta Devereux||Wild Creek Moonshine|
|Milton Pierce||Spiced Island Moonshine|
|Mo Carlyle||Berry Cobbler Moonshine|
|Nate Abney||Berry Mint Moonshine|
|Nathan Adair||Spiced Island Moonshine|
|Tad Eliot||Evergreen Moonshine|
- Moonshine Shacks currently serve as the only form of property that can be owned in Red Dead Online.
- After purchasing the bar, the player will be holding a cup of moonshine in it upon completing one of the DLC story missions.
- Each shack also has a small, inaccessible room that can only be entered through the use of glitches.
- Some customers share the same model.