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Alfons
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Distilling newbie

Post by Alfons » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:58 am

Hi Home distillers,
I'm Alfons, I have a micro vineyard ( less than 2 acres, 1st harvest this year) and want to make my own brandy.
I have a ton of questions and was booked to do my entry level distillers course (in the UK) back in March.
Stupid Covid put a stop to that and I have no idea when it might happen!
I'm interested in all areas of distillation but particularly apple and grape brandy.

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8Ball
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Re: Distilling newbie

Post by 8Ball » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:08 pm

Welcome aboard! You’ve come to the right place. Helpful links are at the bottom of this page. Use the search feature to find out more specifics. Here is a thread you may find useful:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2196

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The struggle is real and this rabbit hole just got interesting.

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NZChris
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Re: Distilling newbie

Post by NZChris » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:04 pm

Welcome to the forum.

You should be able to make fine first grape brandy without doing a course, but you do have to put some effort into research, (hint; watching Youtube is entertainment, not research). I suggest you start by studying Charentais distillation methods and understanding the best materials for building and sealing stills.

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Re: Distilling newbie

Post by Slivovitz » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:05 pm

NZChris wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:04 pm
I suggest you start by studying Charentais distillation methods and understanding the best materials for building and sealing stills.
I'm looking to cook some green grapes. Now I need to research the same thing!

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