First forays into distillation

Having obtained a still (1) and being enthusiastic, I have started making some distilled beverages, and have produced my first few drinks. They are;

 

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Triple Sec: Distilled spirit from old beer and spiced wine (on site at SG Firey Nights event), with ten oranges (seville) skins, dried, for nine days. Diluted at bottling to approx 40% Alc

Limoncello: Distilled from Sugar Mash and turbo yeast. Infused a mix of lemon varities (eight total) and three large limes rind. 1/2C sugar and diluted to ~40% alc. 26/8/17

“tequila”: Distilled from Sugar Mash and turbo yeast. 10ml per liter of spirits unlimited tequila flavoring, diluted to ~40% alc

moonshine 1:  Distilled from Sugar Mash and turbo yeast diluted to ~40% alc

herbal 1: sugar mash and turbo yeast. infused: two cardamom pods, cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon loose crush; two cloves, three sage leaves, one mint leaf , 1/2 table spoon lavender, two slices lemon peel. Inspired from Asbjorn’s schnapps article (2) to make something with lavender.

“aftershock”: which is allspice in spirit: sugar mash infused w tablespoon all spice and a little cinnamon 2T sugar

honey and cinnamon: sugar mash distilate w 1/4C honey and 2x allspice and a cardamon and one clove and a stick of cinamon for a week or so

“mead’ with juniper berries (3): 750ml of 40% distilate from sugar with a lot of honey and juniper and a little clove cinamon and anise

applesnapps: sugar mash distilled with a packet of mangrove jacks cider flavoring and some green food coloring

aquavit (4)with oak: leftover drinks distilled + oak whiskey chips: 10/9/17 to be entered as a whiskey at a tasting of whiskey snobs

These are for tasting at the next Christchurch event. Next up is playing with the recently acquired grown up still (5).

(1) http://www.vodkamaker.co.nz

(2) http://forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/brewing/snaps_history.pdf

(3) http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Mead_with_Juniper_Berry

(4) my main resources have been Asbjorn and Luan’s recources here: http://brewers.lochac.sca.org/brewingresources

(5)  https://stillspirits.com/products/turbo-500-still

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