Great Gin Recipe Discussion

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Great Gin Recipe Discussion

Postby BackyardBrewer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:18 pm

Which angelica strain? There's sinensis and archangelica on ebay...

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Re: Great Gin

Postby blond.chap » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:28 pm

I believe the one I use is archangelica, they sell the powder at the organic market in stirling if you can't find it anywhere else.
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Postby BackyardBrewer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Gold! Thanks mate.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby jasonc2861 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Yep going to try this,going to take a little packing out,and give it a shot. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Postby BackyardBrewer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:29 pm

jasonc2861 wrote:Yep going to try this,going to take a little packing out,and give it a shot. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Dude I tried blond.chap's gin last weekend. Bottle lasted less than 24hrs at our place. Magic drop. My missus loves her gin, conissuere she is. She rated this better than Tanqueray 10 or Old Raj.

I agree.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby MacStill » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:31 pm

BackyardBrewer wrote:
jasonc2861 wrote:Yep going to try this,going to take a little packing out,and give it a shot. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Dude I tried blond.chap's gin last weekend. Bottle lasted less than 24hrs at our place. Magic drop. My missus loves her gin, conissuere she is. She rated this better than Tanqueray 10 or Old Raj.

I agree.


...... and that's a good enough reason for this recipe to be in this section :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Can we call it BCG :))
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Re: Great Gin

Postby googe » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:10 pm

Odbtbcg
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Postby BackyardBrewer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:16 pm

googe wrote:Odbtbcg


Sounds about where it came from, yes according to
Blond.Chap. OD's recipe tweaked by bt1 and made by blond.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby blond.chap » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Yep, that works as a name, call it what you want, rose by any other name...
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Re: Great Gin

Postby MacStill » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:02 am

ok I've split the "off topic" posts from this thread to here

Cheers.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby bt1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:52 am

Oops,

Just a quick post to say to the above recipe I also play by adding local florals etc... it adds something extra to a great drink.

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6 grains of paradise crushed
1/2 green cardamon pod crushed
1/4 teaspoon Lavender flowers diced
rose petals diced
Banksia flowers diced

With the lavender it can dominate early but fades after a few weeks.
Rose is nice adds little to taste but makes is smell stunning.

Point being you can local variations like these you have handy and play a bit with sub batches of the run till you find one that suits you

Also high botanical number gins have two states of drinking. The first few weeks or straight off the still, you get distinct characteristics of most of the botanicals.
Post about 4 -6 weeks when it's better combined.

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Re: Great Gin

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:25 am

Using a tpw wash to make gin a lot of the flavor will be lost when cuts are made using a watered down neutral maybe more economical.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby blond.chap » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:56 pm

wynnum1 wrote:Using a tpw wash to make gin a lot of the flavor will be lost when cuts are made using a watered down neutral maybe more economical.


I agree mate, my thought was running the foreshots and heads through without the botanicals in, then pausing the run and inserting the botanicals to run with the hearts. It is a bit of a waste to have the foreshots infused with juniper.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby SBB » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:52 pm

wynnum1 wrote:Using a tpw wash to make gin a lot of the flavor will be lost when cuts are made using a watered down neutral maybe more economical.

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Re: Great Gin

Postby bt1 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:27 pm

If you have a plater your lucky,

run fores & heads throw it back into full reflux, add the caddy and your away.

btw there's nothing wrong using a full SS keg charge of 45+lt wash to make 2 gins, back into reflux for a tad empty caddy and reload...

For the low botanical count gins like Slade, Tanqueray Plymouth etc they can almost be extract strength when distilled. having a couple of litres of a good grain /weetbix neutral on hand for blending is not a bad thing.


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Re: Great Gin

Postby kiwikeg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:17 pm

Just running this little beauty of a gin, put all the ingredients minus Oriss,dill,angelica into a muslin bag hung in the detuned Alex25n, plus 4l of nice 40% neutral and enough water to cover element, its coming across really nice, also added a little cardamom pods.
It's started at 65% but has dropped to 50% now.
As soon as this runs done I am gonna sample this its smelling soooo good
Give this recipe a :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Great Gin

Postby blond.chap » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:19 pm

Nice mate, me and ByB are running this about once per month at the moment. Can't keep the bloody stock up.
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Re: Great Gin

Postby kiwikeg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:38 pm

I have finished run and am about to shoot up to the paknsave for some tonic, I may have over done the cinnamon but, will let you know in about 10mins...
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Re: Great Gin

Postby kiwikeg » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:04 pm

Wow, that's amazingly good, beats any commercial gin :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Postby BackyardBrewer » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:22 pm

kiwikeg wrote:Just running this little beauty of a gin, put all the ingredients minus Oriss,dill,angelica into a muslin bag hung in the detuned Alex25n, plus 4l of nice 40% neutral and enough water to cover element, its coming across really nice, also added a little cardamom pods.
It's started at 65% but has dropped to 50% now.
As soon as this runs done I am gonna sample this its smelling soooo good
Give this recipe a :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I really recommend you add Oriss root, fresh dill and angelica. Those subtle notes and the grains of paradise really add the magic.

I pour this for people who are total gin snobs and they literally fall over with how much better it is than 90% of the gin market on the shelves at the bottle shop.

We've also found the citrus is very easy to over do - and none of the other ingredients are. You could triple the orris or Angelica and it wouldn't hurt but be light in the citrus. You really need it but don't overdo it.
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