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Postby gas079 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:11 pm

Hi All

I have joined this forum to see how to make my own alchole as we all know that the price goes up twice every year! I love drinking dark spirits and the wife likes her Vodkas, Gins and White Rums. I am in my mid 40's with the wife and 3 kids which 2 have finished school and 1 has about a year to go. We live in North Queensland so a nice cold drink never goes a stray on those hot Summer days! I have been looking at making my own spirits but the unknowing and the lack of knowladge dosen't help. All what I am looking for is a small kit that will make a few bottles to tie us over when times are a bit tough.

Thanks for the Join
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Re: Hello To All

Postby The Stig » Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:42 pm

Hi Gas,
There is plenty of info here so have a look around an ask away.
Basically there are 2 ways of achieving the flavours .
One is to make a neutral spirit and add cordials , the other is to make the mash and distill with the correct still and age .
Space , time and budget will also come into play .
Feel free to call 5 Star Distilling for a chat about something to suit your needs 0423164303
Cheers
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Re: Hello To All

Postby Carol » Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:09 am

Hi Gas
Welcome to the forum.
I have a 2" boka and pot which produces a high quality spirit.
It is modular so cost effecive but it takes time.

You can read about it on this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12638

Cheers
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Re: Hello To All

Postby Wellsy » Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:22 pm

Welcome gas
You say now you just want to make a few bottles,we all started there lol. But by the time you allow for aging and gifts you suddenly find supplies dwindle quickly .

Heaps of good info here and definitely recommend you give 5 star a call mate as you will get good no pressure info from them
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Re: Hello To All

Postby WoodyD40 » Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:45 am

Howdy there.

I'm a newbie myself.
My wife thinks I'm only starting out to make a few bottles - that's why I doubled up and am running 2 x 60 litre fermenters - so I can get more than a few bottles happening.
I figure I can keep the 'spare' spirit in the garage and just bring it out when she starts to run low. ;)
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