Botanicals basket question.

Botanicals basket question.

Postby Lesgold » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 am

Hi Folks

Just built a botanicals basket to try out in a gin run in a few weeks. I just used a stainless kitchen strainer that is held below the boiler lid with a large clip washer that I made. My question is this. Will the vapour pass through the botanicals that are suspended in the strainer or will it by pass the botanicals taking the path of least resistance around the strainer into the pot? Not sure what the outcome will be at this stage. I may have been better trying to get the botanicals into the bottom section of the pot. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby The Stig » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:02 am

Vapour will always take the path of least resistance
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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby PeterC » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:49 pm

I did see somewhere you could get a little spool piece that held a gin basket fitted to the lid of these types of stills and you then mounted the column on to that.
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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby Professor Green » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:00 pm

I’ve only ever pot stilled macerated gins even though I own a Carter Head but I have heard of people having success suspending the botanicals in the pot just below the still mount. As Stig has already said though, the vapour will try to take the path of least resistance so you may find you end up with a fairly light gin.
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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby bluc » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:34 pm

Have good seal against wall or as proffeser said hang it in the vapour and it will work :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby Lesgold » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:41 am

Thanks for the comments Folks. Didn’t really think this through until after the build. Your comments confirm my suspicions. Might modify the stainless washer that I made to use it as a tie off point for copper wire. That way I can put botanicals inside the column inside a piece of cloth and use the wire to stop the bag falling out. Will also try macerated gins as well. The next step will be to start playing with recipes and quantities. This may end up being a long and endless learning curve. I’m sure there will be plenty of questions coming your way over the next few weeks. Thanks again.

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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby Ned » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:43 pm

I found this excel file. Not sure where. Maybe on this site, but heres is the link
Sorry deleted file as it was corrupt ??
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Re: Botanicals basket question.

Postby Ned » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:10 pm

Try again with the Gin Profile in excel
sorry still wont down load
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