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47727Re: Making Gin

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  • mav
    Feb 9, 2011
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      Nicely explained Bryan, I think I might try this recipe / method when time permits.

      Cheers
      Marc


      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Bryan Bornais <bbornais@...> wrote:
      >
      > My recipe goes something like this:
      >
      > x = Juniper berries
      > x/2 = ground corriander
      > x/10 = cinnamon
      > x/10 = Licorice root
      > x/10 = Almonds
      > x/10 = Angelica root
      > x/100 = Fresh Lemon peel
      > x/100 = Calamus root
      > x/100 = Orris root
      >
      > If x = 100g Juniper, procidure is such:
      >
      > Grind spices in blender.
      >
      > Steam distillation on stovetop in a tea pot or converted pressure cooker for a
      > boiler.
      >
      > Add 1L of 80 proof neutral alcohol, and collect a 750mL bottle of it.
      >
      > Blend to taste with 80 proof neutral alcohol. Shake up martini.
      >
      > For longer storage of the essence, add some azeotropic ethanol distillate to
      > boost the ABV to over 70%. This will keep the essential oils in solution.
      >
      > Store concentrate out of light.
      >
      > Martini Preference: Shaken, not stirred.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: eyendall <eric_yendall@...>
      > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sun, February 6, 2011 4:43:08 PM
      > Subject: [Distillers] Making Gin
      >
      >
      > I would like to try my hand at making (distilling) gin but am a bit confused

      >> Thanks to all for your help.
      >
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