Distiller's Range Gin Recipe (Reflux & Pot Distilling System)

Distiller's Range Gin Recipe (Reflux & Pot Distilling System)

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Embark on a delightful journey as we guide you through the fascinating process of creating your very own gin. With the right equipment and premium ingredients, you'll soon be sipping on your handcrafted spirit.

Equipment:

Ingredients:

Creating the Wash:

1.     Begin by adding 21 L (5.55 US Gal) of water at around 30°C (86°F) to your clean fermenter.

2.     Stir in 6 kg (13 lb) of sucrose or 6.6 kg of dextrose to dissolve, resulting in approximately 25 L (6.6 US Gal) of sugar solution ready for fermentation.

3.     Shake and measure out 150 g (5.3 oz) of Distiller’s Nutrient – Light Spirits. Add both the nutrient and 20 g of Distiller’s Yeast Gin directly to the fermentation vessel. Stir well to dissolve, then secure the lid and airlock (half-filled with sterile/boiled water).

Fermenting & Clarifying:

4.     Allow fermentation at 20-32°C (68-90°F) ambient temperature for optimum performance. Optionally, enhance the quality by adding Turbo Carbon to absorb impurities during fermentation.

5.     When the airlock stops bubbling (approximately 7 days), indicating fermentation completion, taste the wash (it should be dry) or check the hydrometer reading.

6.     Let the wash stand for 1-2 days for remaining solids and yeast to settle. Turbo Clear can expedite the clarification process.

Distilling:

7.     Begin distillation by siphoning the wash into your still, leaving sediment behind. For superior quality, use a reflux distilling system like the Air Still Pro or T500 Distilling System for the first distillation. Follow up with a second distillation, infusing botanicals for flavour.

8.     Refer to your distilling system's instructions for more information distilling your spirit.

9.     After the first distillation, consider filtering your spirit through a carbon filter for a cleaner, cleaner smoother neutral spirit. We recommend the Filter Pro or Easy Filter System.

10.  For the botanical infusion distillation run, use a pot distilling system like the Alembic Distilling System or Air Still Pro in pot still mode, with the Botanical Basket attachment. Use an Artisan Gin Botanical blend or create your custom recipe.

Note: A reflux distilling system can be used but will not produce optimal results, remove saddles to avoid refining your gin.

Elevate your mixology with the essence of artisanal gin, carefully crafted to perfection. Cheers to your masterful creation!

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