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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Brandy Measurement

There have been a number of trails using the prototype. The brandy, I was preparing with a friend did taste well strait from the still. As I had not alcohol meter at hand we guessed that it would have about 40 % (ABV). Starting with an ordinary white wine that is not bad, considering it […]

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Batch vs. Continuous Distillation

Roughly speaking there are two kinds of distillation. The continuous and the batch process. The latter is used in the traditional pot still. One volume of wash or wine is applied to the pot and heated up to evaporate the alcohol. The volume of the pot still may vary. The bigger the volume the more […]

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Distillation Process

Distillation is a process of separating components from a liquid mixture. They separate based on their difference in volatility. It is commonly used to prepare spirits or beverages with high alcohol content. Alcohol poses a higher volatility compared to water. So increasing the temperature of a mixture of the two, vapor bubbles begin to form. […]

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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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