Whether you are planning to start a new business or just want to make some homemade gin still for sale, you should first understand how gin is made. The process starts by combining the base ingredients. Once you have the base, you will then need to ferment the mixture and then distill it.
Combine the base ingredients
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a novice to the world of gin, it’s important to know how to combine the base ingredients of gin. These ingredients make up the base mixture that will break down to simple alcohol. This alcohol will then be added to a pot still, which is a drum-like device that works to condense the alcohol.
The pot still works by drawing out the monoterpenes (sesquiterpenes) from the juniper berries, which give gin its flavor. It also allows gin makers to create a unique product. The juniper is then mixed with other botanicals to create the final gin. Some gins will have as many as dozens of botanicals, while others will have just a few. The juniper berries give gin its signature pine taste. Licorice adds a sweet, salty, sour flavor. Some gins also use cucumbers or roots, which add earthy flavors.
Ferment the base
During the distillation process, gin is fermented from a variety of agricultural products. This includes fruits such as apples and grapes. The resulting alcoholic vapour is then filtered and distilled to produce a highly purified spirit. Some distillers add another spirit to their final product before bottling to produce a hybrid spirit.
Gin is a diverse category, ranging from the sloe gin that is traditionally produced by adding fruit, to the more sophisticated botanical gin that is produced from a variety of herbs and spices. It is one of the most diverse and unique categories of spirits available, inspiring consumers to try new flavours and cocktails. One of the most important aspects of making gin is the base spirit. This gives the product a distinct flavour. Gin is often made with a variety of botanicals, including juniper, coriander, mint, lemongrass, lavender, and more.
Strain the mixture
Putting together the perfect cocktail requires the right ingredients, and one of them is gin. This aromatic spirit has many flavors and can be found in several styles. A great cocktail recipe uses it, and many of the classics rely on its presence to make the recipe a success.
There are several ways to make the perfect cocktail, but one of the best is to mix gin with some ingredients, shake it, and then strain it out before serving. This allows the gin to chill while still keeping the ingredients in tact. The results are delicious and refreshing.
There are a number of different gin infusion recipes, and some are quite complicated. You can make a gin with a variety of botanicals and experiment with different flavors. Some distillers even add 2 teaspoons of gypsum to the mash water, which produces an interesting chemical reaction.
Traditionally, Gin is made from juniper berry, which is the prime flavoring ingredient. It may also contain other botanicals like rosemary and citrus peels. The botanicals can be added as powders or suspended in headspace above the liquid.
During the Prohibition era, a method of distillation was popular called “cold compounding.” The ethanol is boiled in a still, and the botanicals are then added in a sealed bag and cooled. It is believed that this produces a milder flavor than a traditional method of distillation.
Some distillers also use a combination of both vapor infusion and steeping. They take a neutral distilled spirit and blend it with steeped or vapor infused spirit to make a unique flavor. Then, water is added to increase the alcohol content to the desired strength.
Collect and sort the product
Creating a quality gin requires the proper blend of ingredients. To be considered worthy of the name, it must contain at least 96% alcohol by volume. Some Gin manufacturers will go the extra mile and purchase the alcoholic beverages from other distilleries. The booze is then purified through the process of distillation. The resulting product is diluted to 40% ABV before it is ready to be bottled. The resulting gin is the gold standard in craft distilling. A small but growing number of distilleries are introducing their own unique recipes. Some of them are even creating their own version of gin.
The best way to produce this libido laden liquor is to start with an appropriately sized batch. To achieve this feat, you will need a fermentation bucket, a fermentation cap and an air lock.