Odin’s Gin Recipe

Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby Lesgold » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 am

Hi Everyone

Followed Professor Greens advice about trying Odin’s gin as a first step into gin making. Have 5l of 43% sitting with botanicals macerating at the moment. Will run it through my 5l boiler and pot still tomorrow morning. Just one question however. Should I bring the ABV back to 40% before running it? The boiler has a concealed element. Hope someone can advise me on this.

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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby RC Al » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:13 am

Back to 40
This is a safety thing, the higher the abv, the lower the ignition/flash point, I can't quote numbers to you but boiling high abv is very dangerous even if there are no apparent sources of ignition, the big boy's take into account static discharge for example.

Everyone should have a read or refresher of the safety section, if you prepare your plan for a fire or spill in your stilling area beforehand, it may save you and others significant grief
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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby The Dark Alchemist » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:11 pm

RC Al wrote:Back to 40
This is a safety thing, the higher the abv, the lower the ignition/flash point, I can't quote numbers to you but boiling high abv is very dangerous even if there are no apparent sources of ignition, the big boy's take into account static discharge for example.

Everyone should have a read or refresher of the safety section, if you prepare your plan for a fire or spill in your stilling area beforehand, it may save you and others significant grief


This recipe is my standard gin recipe, simple, refreshing and full of flavour. I have also done this one double and triple strength, then added more neutral at the end. I find it louches and I simply add 42% neutral until it clears to my liking/.

I usually dilute back to 30%; safety is paramount.
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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby Lesgold » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Thanks for your advice. I expected this from a safety perspective but couldn’t find it written anywhere on discussion about the recipe.
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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby Lesgold » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:35 am

Just finished the gin run in my pot still on top of a 5l boiler. Ran it through at 40% and collected 2l (plus a couple of small jars to follow). (Wanted to see the smell and flavours after the magic 400ml/ litre mark) Had a power controller connected to the boiler as it has a 2000w element. Heat up time was only 10 minutes. Ended up running it at about 60 to 80V through the run. The final product came out 77% (corrected) and was very happy with that. Can’t wait to bring it back to 45% and have a taste. Thanks again for your advice.

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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby Lesgold » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:06 am

Hi Folks

Well I took the gin back to 45% and noticed a bit of louching after a few hours. Added some more 45% neutral and it basically disappeared. A slight haze has come back into the gin that I’ve bottled but I don’t mind that. When adding ice and tonic water, the gin becomes quite cloudy. It’s actually quite a nice effect. After doing a bit of research, it looks as though the louching may be caused by the citrus oils coming out of suspension. It may end up as a bit of a catch 22. I love the citrus flavour but if I want to get rid of the louching, I need to cutback on the peel or dilute the gin. Don’t particularly want to do either. Might use this recipe as a base for an ink gin and see how that goes. More play time to come.

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Re: Odin’s Gin Recipe

Postby Professor Green » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:06 pm

As far as I'm concerned, a gin that louches is a good gin; just go with it.
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