Great Gin Recipe Discussion

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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby orcy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:33 pm

I prefer gin with overnight mascerated juniper and other botanicals in the boiler just before running. Vapour path gin always seems a bit weak and boring. Sucks to visit a commercial distillery and realise you make better gin at home.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby coffe addict » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:51 pm

:text-+1: vapour infused is lacking imo unless you drink gin straight then vapour infused wins.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby The Dark Alchemist » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 pm

I have only made 2x batches of Odin's Easy Gin recipe, both have been a super success.

First was almost to the letter, as I added neutral as I made it, along with incremental botanicals. Left it for 2 weeks, pumped it through the T-500 and waited as quick as I could for 3 weeks before trying - nectar! I was surprised as from what I read, the T-500 wasn't favoured as a gin producing unit.

The second batch I was pushed for storage space, so macerated 10x botanicals in 5L of 91% neutral for 2 weeks, before diluting and re-distilling. This batch gave a lot of louching at 42%; I think I didn't sacrfice enough early product off the still, so have been cutting it back with 42% neutral. Drinking great now, 3 weeks later.

Both batches I have just removed the citrus from the boiler before distilling, then let it rip; no infusion at all.

My next batch will be 2L to the letter, and a comparison 2L swapping tangerine for lemon and a further 2L going for a more rooty flavour, than citrus - I have a lot of botanicals to play with.....
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Commune » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:29 am

Will this recipe still work on a reflux still with the column filling removed?
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby the Doctor » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:15 am

The Dark Alchemist wrote:I have only made 2x batches of Odin's Easy Gin recipe, both have been a super success.

First was almost to the letter, as I added neutral as I made it, along with incremental botanicals. Left it for 2 weeks, pumped it through the T-500 and waited as quick as I could for 3 weeks before trying - nectar! I was surprised as from what I read, the T-500 wasn't favoured as a gin producing unit.

The second batch I was pushed for storage space, so macerated 10x botanicals in 5L of 91% neutral for 2 weeks, before diluting and re-distilling. This batch gave a lot of louching at 42%; I think I didn't sacrfice enough early product off the still, so have been cutting it back with 42% neutral. Drinking great now, 3 weeks later.

Both batches I have just removed the citrus from the boiler before distilling, then let it rip; no infusion at all.

My next batch will be 2L to the letter, and a comparison 2L swapping tangerine for lemon and a further 2L going for a more rooty flavour, than citrus - I have a lot of botanicals to play with.....


If you are trying to get a woody earthy-ness to your Gin ...an often ignored botanical is Beetroot make a infusion of beetroot using azeotrope...you don't need much as the flavor is quite strong... add slowly to the gin to taste...the flavour is reminiscent of truffles and adds a deep earthy tone.
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Re: Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby Professor Green » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:19 pm

That is an awesome tip Doc. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

(and before anyone else says it, I do NOT say that to all the boys!)
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