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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:04 am

Guys,

I want to understand something, I tried Odin's easy gin 2 times and it really is great after 4 weeks the smell is incredible, its just that the juniper is not dominant like in Gordon or Hendricks so I am trying to find the reason for that, this recipe calls for Juniperus Communis, but all I can find after visiting many botanical shops is the one in the picture it is red in color, all they tell me is this is the one that is suitable for consumption, but I would be happy if any of you know this type of juniper, and if this is suitable for Odin's Easy gin recipe,
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:56 am

Hi Pikey, I am trying to find out if anyone used this type of Juniper in their gin. from what I experienced it smells good after 5 weeks but the Juniper is not dominant. Maybe I have to increase the amount to get the same effect.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby sweeps » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:31 am

That looks a lot like Juniperus virginiana. It won't kill you, but it's rather lacking in flavor compared to J. communis. However, I wouldn't trust my ability to identify it definitely from a photo and if the store cannot tell you what specific variety it is, I would be cautious about using it.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:15 am

They just tell me that it is Juniper seeds, they sell it in a package for making Juniper Tea :) I wonder what would be their reaction if they knew that I used them to make 2 batches of gin, as you said sweeps it is lacking in Juniper flavour.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Kareltje » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:23 pm

Judging by the picture it definitely is NOT Juniperus communis.
See for example: http://www.bremmer-boomkwekerijen.nl/pl ... is-/40/130

Of course is the ginrecipe versatile enough to experiment with new ingredients that replace the known ones. Like aniseseed and star anise or orange rind for tangerine. But that always forces you to change the amounts. No problem, if you are aware of that.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby bitter » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:29 pm

I find I need to chop the juniper out to get a realyl strong juniper/english liek gin... If left whole.. its not a dominant.. Both are great gin's just depends what your after.

I use the food processor to chop up the juniper berries. Not pulverizied, just chopped in 3-6 pieces.. then soak for about 4 weeks and stain and run. Also keep in mind different batches of juniper are different depending on when and were is was picked. The first stuff I got was nicer than the last few batches..

I also cut the Tangerines peal down. I did full recipe about 66% and then cut to about 50%.. 66% tangerine skins was a bit much and 50% was a little light for me..

Also keep in mind whatever setup you use will change things a little. I borrowed an air still to run small test batches and perfect the recipe for me.. but then when I upped the recipe and did 26l worth, It was a little softer gin than other batches. But because I needed to add a little water to ensure element did not go dry at end of run.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby NZChris » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:15 pm

artooks wrote:Guys,

I want to understand something, I tried Odin's easy gin 2 times and it really is great after 4 weeks the smell is incredible, its just that the juniper is not dominant like in Gordon or Hendricks so I am trying to find the reason for that, this recipe calls for Juniperus Communis, but all I can find after visiting many botanical shops is the one in the picture it is red in color, all they tell me is this is the one that is suitable for consumption, but I would be happy if any of you know this type of juniper, and if this is suitable for Odin's Easy gin recipe,

I have no idea what it is, but if it doesn't make nice gin, then, obviously, it isn't suitable for Odin's Easy gin recipe and you are going to have to up your game and invent Artooks' Slightly More Difficult gin recipe.

Have you chewed one? If they don't have the flavor you need, you will have to find the right one. If it does, but it isn't strong, either use more or make a batch of essence to blend into your gins.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby still_stirrin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:26 pm

NZChris wrote:....up your game and invent Artooks' Slightly More Difficult gin recipe.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:31 pm

Hi NZ Chris, yes I chewed one actually yesterday a friend of mine brought me 50grams from Italy, the difference is like black and white, the red ones has taste but much less, so in this case I have to up the amount of red juniper berries, will try as you and Still_Stirrin recommended and you are %100 right gin is all about making it in a unique way that suite your taste its just that I have not much experience on how to decide what to keep and the amount but I read the thread and some other threads, I want to create a gin with a similar taste to Bombay so by using Zymury's formule and checking what they used in Bombay I come up with this amounts.

- Juniper Berries: 20 grams
- Lemon Peel: 0.2 grams
- Coriander: 10 grams - Arifoğlu
- Angelica Root: 2 grams
- Orris Root: 0.2 grams
- Grains of Paradise: 2 grams
- Cubeb Berries: 2 grams
- Cassia Bark: 2 grams
- Almonds: 2 grams
- Liquorice: 2 grams


I hope I am doing it right let's see
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Bamaberry » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks Odin & Ma Flodder!
I am a newbie, fermenting virgin wash now.
But as the wife's favorite drink is Bombay Saphire, it might be the only way to let her know about my new hobby without her kicking my ENTIRE ass!
I have a small 5 gal copper pot with doubler.
Seems I could run sugar wash with thumper as stripping run.
Then run through again with botanicals in the thumper. ??
Any suggestions or changes in recipe above for the Saphire taste?
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby NZChris » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:23 pm

If you can get a nice neutral cut with one run, you should be ok.

If you want Bombay Sapphire, Odin's Easy Gin won't make it, neither will the above recipe. Search forums for a closer herb bill and method and don't forget to read the list printed on their bottles.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Hi,

I have checked what they use in Bombay Sapphire, I also have a bottle it is also shown there as well,

these are the 10 botanicals they use:

Juniper Berries
- Lemon Peel
- Coriander
- Angelica Root
- Orris Root
- Grains of Paradise
- Cubeb Berries
- Cassia Bark
- Almonds
- Liquorice

ı am also attaching the image shot from the site, but all I could find is the Zymurgy Bobs Botanical calculations, this is what I did above but I know that is cannot be that simple, so if anyone could make a suggestion also about this recipe, if they tried, I would be grateful. I mean by extending Odin's Gin recipe.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby NZChris » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 am

if you want advice on Bombay gin, search the forum for a thread, or start a new one.
I have that botanical list etched in glass cut from a bottle that is part of a stained glass door at the entrance to my distillery, but I don't see Bombay as being a couple of tweaks away from Odin's Easy Gin, so I won't discuss it in this thread.
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