Birdwatchers – Recipe of the Month

Birdwatchers is a simple recipe for sugar wash. Sometimes it is referred to as TPR (tomato past recipe). It produces a neutral wash and can easily be scalled. I regard it as a fail safe recipe with a great taste. My recipe is calculated for 15 % final ABV. The amounts will yield a total volume […]

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Bierbrand – Recipe of the Month

Bierband or eau-de-vie de bière is obtained by the distillation of beer. It must be distilled in such a way that the distillation product has the flavor characteristics of beer. I was curious about the taste and how well it resembles the hops aroma. I picked a Pilsner beer from the local supermarked. Nothing special. […]

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Quince Eau-de-vie – Recipe of the Month

This ancient fruit tree, with broad and extended leaves, has been cultivated for more than 4000 years. Its large pink and white flowers can reach up to 5 cm and blossom in May. Its yellow and fleshy fruit is very fragrant. The quince fruits reaches maturity at the end of October. Its seeds have long […]

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Quinces Harvest Processed

This year seems perfect for quinces. The trees are loaded with fruits and my harvest was about 30 kg. That was quite something, since last year most quinces started rotting at the trees. This was probably due to the wet September in 2015. For years I am preparing a delicous liquor. Friends and family love […]

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Apple Cider

To me cider is the classic breverage. Also it is fairly easy to prepare. Here is my recipe. Ingredients 1 l apple juice 50 g sugar yeast

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Kirschwasser Part I

Kirschwasser is one of the traditional spirits in southern Germany. It has many uses in the kitchen but also as digestif. The preparation is split in two. Part I the production of cherry wine. Part II the distillation of the wine to eaux the vin. Ingredients 2 kg cherries 100 g sugar yeast

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Rhubarb Wine

Wine seasons opens with rhubarb wine. End of April first rhubarb can be harvested. By May there is plenty of it grown in my garden that I use for wine making. Ingredients 500 g rhubarb 100 g brown sugar 100 g muscovado sugar 2 g fresh yeast water

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Elder Flower Sirup

Spring time is elder flower time. One of my favorite recipes is elder flower sirup. Since my childhood I indulge the flavour. It reminds me spring sun and playing in the greens. Ingredients 40-50 corymbs of black elder (sambucus nigra) 500 g cristal sugar 1 liter water, cold 1 lemon, juice of it

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