Great Gin Recipe Discussion

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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Professor Green » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:51 pm

Ah, it's hibiscus. Never heard it called rosella before. For a moment there I thought you adding tomato sauce and was wondering why on earth you would do that 8-}

Cheers,
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Dyno » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:56 pm

Is it hibiscus??? Well there ya go.. I thought it was the same stuff they made the relish n sauce from...lmao
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby ThePaterPiper » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:17 pm

Thanks Dyno. What size pot do you have? And do the flavour’s run through into your other washes?
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Dyno » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:23 pm

ThePaterPiper wrote:Thanks Dyno. What size pot do you have? And do the flavour’s run through into your other washes?

25L boiler pp. It’s my first gin run so I’m not sure if it will taint the next run. I took of the head and put the hose straight thru it, smell ok, so I’m hoping not. I also bunged a copper mesh roll up it thinking it may do some magic. I have done a ton of whiskey n rum with it an not cleaned it and that didn’t carry over the the gin. Mind you, Gin is oily. Well see
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby ThePaterPiper » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:52 pm

I will be interested to see how you get on. Thanks
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Dyno » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:38 pm

ThePaterPiper wrote:I will be interested to see how you get on. Thanks

I’ve just had a smell up the spout mate an all I can smell is peat from the whiskeys. Can’t see any issues. Think I might try some all grain whiskey wash stripped out as a gin base on the next one. Might be nice addition to a floral brew. Have 120L to strip out over the next weekend.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby ThePaterPiper » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:05 pm

There are lots of gins made off grain spirit, it makes perfect sense. I was really surprised to read that it was originally made with grape spirit. Had never heard that. Being the all knowing oracle of all things gin that is!!! :laughing-rolling: :liar:

I am definitely building at the very least a gun basket for my planned blockhead, if not a carter head for my bubbler when I build it.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Dyno » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:12 pm

ThePaterPiper wrote:There are lots of gins made off grain spirit, it makes perfect sense. I was really surprised to read that it was originally made with grape spirit. Had never heard that. Being the all knowing oracle of all things gin that is!!! :laughing-rolling: :liar:

I am definitely building at the very least a gun basket for my planned blockhead, if not a carter head for my bubbler when I build it.

When we were at Sullivan’s Cove Distillery they broke out their Gin OMG.. next level brew. Made with the same wash from Cascade that the whiskey is made from. Only 4 ingredients, really controlled drop
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:57 pm

Recently visited my uncle distillery and sampled two gins they tasted pretty good and I generally hate gin
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Re: Coloured Gin

Postby Yurugaboy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:28 pm

Hi,
I have tried a few different Gin colouring / flavouring methods. I have my base Gin using the Drs TPW recipe . I have diluted it to 44% and added
20 drops Shiraz per litre of 44%.
Or
3mls Sinkonna Tonic Syrup
Or
1 French Oak domino and let it sit for a week at 66%. I got this idea from a South African Gin that looked like Whiskey

All taste great.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Dig Brinker » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:07 pm

Stripping Xmas vodka that was too late: looks like January gin :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Lowie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 am

ThePaterPiper wrote:There are lots of gins made off grain spirit, it makes perfect sense. I was really surprised to read that it was originally made with grape spirit. Had never heard that. Being the all knowing oracle of all things gin that is!!! :laughing-rolling: :liar:

I am definitely building at the very least a gun basket for my planned blockhead, if not a carter head for my bubbler when I build it.


It's still pretty common for most modern gin manufacturers to use grape spirit. Not too many of them make their own washes.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Rolls912 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm

I read in Oz there was only one that does. Must be a nightmare keeping the ATO placated!
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