Neutral for gin

Neutral for gin

Postby Squid boy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:07 pm

Would a cornflake mash ( stripped but no spirit run yet) be ok for a gin neutral if I run it through a T500?
Will run through a pot still for the gin run.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby The Stig » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Yes, the T500 will strip everything out of it
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Squid boy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:24 pm

Thanks Stig
Is there any type of wash or neutral recognised as better for gin?
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby j0sh2008 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:55 pm

i use tomato paste for my gin and its cheap to make :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Lesgold » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:17 am

:text-+1:
TPW has worked well on the couple of gin runs that I’ve just completed. Will also be trying a couple of FFV washes soon.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby MaKa » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:39 pm

FFV is my go to neutral now. It's the base for all my gins
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby The Dark Alchemist » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:30 pm

Started on TPW; WPOSW for me now; super simple, quick and so clear after the ferment, I can just pour it into the boiler (leaving the dregs at the bottom)
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Squid boy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:47 am

I have tried Odins gin 3 times with a TPW but did not like the result (may not have been hard enough on my cuts as it taste very woody) I have 5 gen of CFW stripped and will clean some of that through the T500 and give Odins gin another try.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Rolls912 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:02 pm

Wheetbix wash. Hands down.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby db1979 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:24 pm

Rolls912 wrote:Wheetbix wash. Hands down.

I've done tffv and weetbix wash through by bubbler with packed section and so far the weetbix wash has given me a better neutral but I'm not confident I was consistent on my cuts for both runs. I'll need to do some more experiments. Damn, experiments... What a pain 8-} :dance:
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby gad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:38 am

Rolls912 wrote:Wheetbix wash. Hands down.

:handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby warramungas » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:14 pm

I only do UJ corn wash and take the tails down to to 45-50% and carbon filter them before i use for vodka/neutral/gin.
I find carbon is the greatest stuff up fixer upper/preventer you can get when you need a really neutral wash for something like gin.
You dont need to if you take really good cuts but with a good filter you cant beat it for neutral and something like gin.
Big fan of odins gin but i add a bit more citrus as i like those refreshing notes.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Professor Green » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:17 pm

:text-+1: on WBAB for a gin base if you don't like TPW. If it tastes woody though it may not be the base. how long did you macerate the botanicals for? What botanicals did you use? Were they freshly bought and from where?
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Squid boy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:35 am

I macerate juniper berries from Adelaide central market, coriander seeds from Garganis on South Rd Adelaide fresh, tangerinee and then blood range peel when tangerine went out of season as per Odins easy gin recipe.
Macerate about 20 hours before run
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Professor Green » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:29 pm

Did you use peel or just the zest for the citrus?
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Squid boy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 pm

Peeled with all pith removed from the inside.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Professor Green » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:09 pm

It’s possible that there was still too much pith. I use a zester to take only the zest rather than trying to remove the pith after peeling. It is also possible that you ran too far into tails I suppose.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby warramungas » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:21 am

I dont own a zester but a sharp knife to slice the outer layer from the intact fruit works well too rather than removing it after the fruits been peeled. I then freeze any extra in zip lock bags.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Lowie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 pm

Teddys FFV for me. Tried TPW didn't like it (still had a twang to it). As I'm also a brewer, I now use my spent grains with sugar to make a sugarhead.
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Re: Neutral for gin

Postby Rolls912 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:49 pm

Squid boy wrote:Peeled with all pith removed from the inside.


Interesting to see Four pillars don't remove the zest. They just cut them in half and toss them in.
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