Hazy gin?

Hazy gin?

Postby Jono » Tue May 19, 2020 11:18 pm

Hey all just tried a Gin for the first time this evening and it's pretty bloody tops. Did a recipe and noted that it is a bit hazy afterwards? Is this normal? I dumped about 2L of 92% neutral into my boiler along with hot water to speed things up and collected the good stuff. Cut it off when the flavours went funky. I ended up with about 5 litres of 36% really good gin.
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Re: Hazy gin?

Postby The Dark Alchemist » Wed May 20, 2020 9:39 am

Jono wrote:Hey all just tried a Gin for the first time this evening and it's pretty bloody tops. Did a recipe and noted that it is a bit hazy afterwards? Is this normal? I dumped about 2L of 92% neutral into my boiler along with hot water to speed things up and collected the good stuff. Cut it off when the flavours went funky. I ended up with about 5 litres of 36% really good gin.


Maybe louching - add 40% neutral and it should dissipate. Test on a small volume first; your final abv looks low enough for that to be the reason; I get it all the time, and address it this way (if I choose to, perfectly drinkable hazy)
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Re: Hazy gin?

Postby Jono » Wed May 20, 2020 12:43 pm

Oh cool. No dramas then! Also wondering if it's beneficial to air it out after distilling? Even though I already aired out my neutral?

Cheers,

Jono.

Btw when I signed up to this forum I didn't realise my name was my username. Any way of changing my username?
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Re: Hazy gin?

Postby tipsy » Fri May 22, 2020 11:55 pm

Gin is hard to do under 45% when you want to pack in flavour......I like flavour over a clear gin..

I do like it to be clear before adding tonic though....if it louches after that...so be it
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