First Try @ My Own Gin

Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Lesgold » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:05 pm

Hi Stig,

I normally add 30 flowers to the litre of gin. You will see the colour change occur quickly. Just strain the flowers out when you achieve the desired tint. (I normally leave them in for about an hour)
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:19 pm

That quick , only 1 hour
Thanks , I would have dumped them in over night :laughing-rolling: 8-}
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:50 pm

This was a test , 4 flowers in about 200ml and this color was from about 45 mins
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby tubbsy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:00 pm

I think I added about 20 flowers and left in 4 at least 24 hours, maybe 36. Brilliant blue colour that is still there months later. Next time I did it with only half the amount and half the time and the colour faded quite a hut.
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Lesgold » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:34 pm

Nice looking bit of kero there Stig :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:40 pm

Lesgold wrote:Nice looking bit of kero there Stig :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

That’s what the Mrs said :laughing-rolling:
It’s a proof of concept :ugeek:
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby BigRig » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:49 am

I put down a 4L batch this morning using double your ingredients, except the lemon myrtle after your comments on its bitterness. I will let it sit for a few days then run it through the pot.

Are the blue flowers for colour only or flavour too ?
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Wellsy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:13 pm

Stig loves the look the blue flowers give it. It reminds him of when he was poor and kero was his drink of choice, of course for special occasions he did used to chill it :laughing-rolling:
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:54 pm

You know me too well :laughing-rolling:
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Wellsy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:04 pm

Apologies BigRig I side tracked stig.

The answer is yes the flowers Stig was using was for colour only.

Did my first run of Odin's today, dam can I join the chorus of " this is not going to make it to 5 weeks "

I better get some more vodka done before the heat goes away so i can then do experiments over Winter
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:33 pm

You know me too well :laughing-rolling:
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby BigRig » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:34 pm

BigRig wrote:I put down a 4L batch this morning using double your ingredients, except the lemon myrtle after your comments on its bitterness. I will let it sit for a few days then run it through the pot.

Are the blue flowers for colour only or flavour too ?


Ran this through the pot tonight and the juniper smell disappears very quickly then the lemon myrtle smell takes over the remainder of the run. I am soo hoping it isnt a bitter mouthful of shit and actually resembles gin.

I haven't tasted or checked abv. Will give it 24hrs air time before checking tomorrow.

From the 4L i threw 20mls then took off 1.5L.
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby scythe » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:26 am

You still did cuts right?
How much volume was juniper smell and at what %ABV did lemon myrtle start coming out?
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby BigRig » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:46 am

yep did roughly 100ml cuts which are airing at the moment. no tasting or %ABV taken as yet.

smells were straight off the still-

1-2 Strong juniper
3-5 juniper / slight citrus
6-8 strong citrus
9-15 citrus / herbs / something else
16 bitter AF so stopped run.

Smelled better this morning, will have a little play tonight.
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby BigRig » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:36 pm

After smelling and tasting i kept jars 1-14 and have a nice gin @ 76%. I will let it have another rest before diluting in the morning to 43%. I am very happy with my TPW gin.
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:55 am

I’ve been keeping mine at 45% to stop the louching when drunk straight on ice
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Kennethadams » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:10 am

Newbie playing with an Airstill. I don’t want prepackaged gin botanical kits like still spirits. Can anyone please give me some sources to buy individual botanicals for gin. Thank you
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby The Stig » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:22 am

I got most of mine from https://herbalconnection.com.au/
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby Professor Green » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:55 pm

https://www.australherbs.com.au/ are really good too although they have a $50 minimum order.
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Re: First Try @ My Own Gin

Postby BigRig » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:00 pm

I put down a 30L maceration today, i will let it sit for 6 days then run it next friday. I dont think the maceration will be too long.
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