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    who is making Gin ?

    as the title says ' who is making/distilling Gin ?
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    not for a year or 2 but i have done it
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    There's a company in Reefton making it.

    Very funny thing.
    I guided 3 canadian hunters last roar and they discovered the distillery in Reefton and brought a bottle of the gin.
    It must have been bloody good because they went back once that bottle was finished ( about 1/2 a day ) and brought a crate
    Sort of like swap a crate beer, only with spirits
    They hammered through that lot in less than a week with a little bit of help from the farm owner where we were hunting and absolutely anyone else who happened by.
    They were on holiday and having a hell of a lot of fun.
    They were never drunk ( well I hit the sack early to be up at 4am and get them going ) and I never felt like it wasn't safe to be with them hunting.
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    Iv made plenty of spirits, some i added gin flavor to

    real gin from juniper berries, no

    a ceramic filter is the business on the lighter flavored spirits
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    I bought a pack of juniper berries (I haven't found a plant yet) with greatest intentions. It's been in the fridge for... at least 6 months. I haven't fired up the still since last seasons glut of fruits.

    I don't consider turbo stilling neutral spirit and adding essence to be "making spirits" (Pot still all the way.) Though know a few people who produce (aging/resting seems to be key) a very reasonable product by doing that.

    ...Why do you ask?
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    There’s certainly some nice drops out there for sure. Many bars in Auckland have there own home made brands.
    I’ve only latched on to drinking Gin, having been waited on by some Sri Lankan bartenders/waiters when I was in Sri Lanka 2 years ago, they made me right at home sitting on a hotel veranda overlooking the ocean and perving at the scenery whilst sipping G And T’s. How I wish I was heading back there this Christmas.

    Just finished Shift14’s Gunpowder Gin birthday bottle the other day, nice drop indeed.
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    the secret 2 distilling a decent gin is pot still not reflux.
    lemon peel, lime peel and juniper berries left to soak in the wash at least 24 hours before distilling. then dont over distill. its better to make 6 liters of good stuff than 8 liters of paint stripper. i normally add some juniper beries to the finished product for a couple of weeks too. turns the gin slightly pink but adds lots of flavor.

    now my evil side, i brewed some vodka and in one 375mm flask of it left 1/2 a dozen ghost peppers in it for a month. removed the peppers then kept it in the freezer. well the tough bugger at work was on his "i am the greatest " speeches at the xmas bbq. i gave hit a small glass of it and watched him skull it down.
    well the vomit was more impressive than "the omen"
    the next day he could never be found on the worksite but the sobbing from the portaloo was amazing. i swear his arse must have turned into a japanese flag

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    cheers guys . . i am going from a plastic bucket Pot Still using Gin essence to a more crafty style of making Gin with a Copperhead Pot Still with internal basket for botanicals with a Copper Alembic dome on top, thats the plan.

    the bits are ordered, just waiting on the courier.
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    kaffir lime leaves can be nice too
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the secret 2 distilling a decent gin is pot still not reflux.
    lemon peel, lime peel and juniper berries left to soak in the wash at least 24 hours before distilling. then dont over distill. its better to make 6 liters of good stuff than 8 liters of paint stripper. i normally add some juniper beries to the finished product for a couple of weeks too. turns the gin slightly pink but adds lots of flavor.

    now my evil side, i brewed some vodka and in one 375mm flask of it left 1/2 a dozen ghost peppers in it for a month. removed the peppers then kept it in the freezer. well the tough bugger at work was on his "i am the greatest " speeches at the xmas bbq. i gave hit a small glass of it and watched him skull it down.
    well the vomit was more impressive than "the omen"
    the next day he could never be found on the worksite but the sobbing from the portaloo was amazing. i swear his arse must have turned into a japanese flag
    I split every distill down the middle regardless, have you tried splitting yours into two and compairing
    first half is always better i find
    thats what i use for my light spirits on a normal brew but that may be a easy way to make your brew even better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    I split every distill down the middle regardless, have you tried splitting yours into two and compairing
    first half is always better i find
    thats what i use for my light spirits on a normal brew but that may be a easy way to make your brew even better
    sometimes i split, but i always throw out the first 800ml from the wash, well either that or you it to clean my cars windscreen. hell that stuff could dissolve kryptonite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    There's a company in Reefton making it.

    Very funny thing.
    I guided 3 canadian hunters last roar and they discovered the distillery in Reefton and brought a bottle of the gin.
    It must have been bloody good because they went back once that bottle was finished ( about 1/2 a day ) and brought a crate
    Sort of like swap a crate beer, only with spirits
    They hammered through that lot in less than a week with a little bit of help from the farm owner where we were hunting and absolutely anyone else who happened by.
    They were on holiday and having a hell of a lot of fun.
    They were never drunk ( well I hit the sack early to be up at 4am and get them going ) and I never felt like it wasn't safe to be with them hunting.
    Nah, hell... must have been piss poor gin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    sometimes i split, but i always throw out the first 800ml from the wash, well either that or you it to clean my cars windscreen. hell that stuff could dissolve kryptonite.
    Or kidneys
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300winmag View Post
    Or kidneys
    yup, has a methanol content to it as well as fusel oil. nasty shite.
    i once did a double distil and made 82% absynthe. mother in law got hammered on it and demanded i drive her from chch to oamaru to get her hot chips
    needless to say i didnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    yup, has a methanol content to it as well as fusel oil. nasty shite.
    i once did a double distil and made 82% absynthe. mother in law got hammered on it and demanded i drive her from chch to oamaru to get her hot chips
    needless to say i didnt
    I wouldn't comment on this...nope. Not for a hundred 303 cases!
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