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== [[Introduction|Distillation Wiki]] hosted by [http://www.homedistiller.org/ Home Distiller] - Forum discussions: [http://www.homedistiller.org/forum/index.php Home Distiller Forums]==
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<font size="5">Welcome to the [[Introduction|Distillation Wiki]] hosted by [http://www.homedistiller.org/ Home Distiller]</font>
   
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'''Detailed information and instruction for making distilled spirits'''
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This Wiki contains detailed information and instructions for making distilled spirits. For beginners starting their education to advanced users researching topics in depth, the best place is to start here. The information contain here is the distilled (pardon the pun) information contain in our forums.  To ask specific questions or want to do more research check out the [http://www.homedistiller.org/forum/index.php Home Distiller Forums].
 
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*Know the [[Legality]] of distillation in your area
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=='''Beginners'''==
*[[Safety]] first! Distillation requires responsibility
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[[File:Beginners-Guide.jpg|thumb|220px|right|The journey of a thousand steps starts with one. ]]
*[[Introduction|Introduction to distilling]] all manner of spirits
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Just getting your feet wet? The [http://www.homedistiller.org/forum/index.php Home Distiller Forums] are a great resource for information. The [ttp://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=46 New Distiller Reading Lounge] contains a ton of information to get you started.
*[[Wash preparation]] from grains to starch
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*[[Fermentation]] of starch into sugars by [[yeast]]
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:Know the [[Legality]] of distillation in your area
**You wouldn't want to drink a distillers version of a [[beer]]  
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:[[Safety]] first! Distillation requires responsibility
**[[Wine]] is the precursor to [[brandy]] and many related spirits
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:[[Introduction|Introduction to distilling]] all manner of spirits
*[[Distillation]] history and instruction
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:[[New_Distiller's_FAQ|New Distiller's FAQ]] 
**Theory and design of [[still|Stills]]
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:[[Books and Publications]]
**[[Methanol]] and the [[denaturing]] of alcohol
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:[[Tables]]
**[[Commercial uses]] of ethanol beyond the beverage industry
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:[[Charts]]
*[[Flavoring]] of [[spirits]] and [[cordials]]  
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:[[Troubleshooting Guide]]
**Cooperage, [[storage]] and [[maturation]] of the distillate   
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:What is [[Whiskey]]?
*Resources for distillers
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:What is [[Rum]]?
**[[New_Distiller's_FAQ|New Distiller's FAQ]] - [[Distilling FAQ]] - [[Books and Publications]] - [[Tables]] - [[Charts]] - [[Troubleshooting Guide]]
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:What is [[Brandy]]?
**The [http://www.homedistiller.org/forum/index.php Home Distiller Forums] are a great resource for information.
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:What is [[Vodka]]?
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:What is [[Gin]]?
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:Other [[Spirit]] types
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=='''Washes, Mashing and Fermentation'''==
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[[File:Fermentation.png|thumb|260px|right|Let the fungus make magic]]
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Once you've decided what you've going to make here's how to get it started.
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:Most good things start with good [[Water Conditioning|water]]
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:[[Wash preparation]] from grains to starch  
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:[[Fermentation]] of starch into sugars by [[yeast]]  
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:You wouldn't want to drink a distillers version of a [[beer]]  
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:[[Wine]] is the precursor to [[brandy]] and many related spirits
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:Need some inspiration, start here: [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=14 Tried and True Recipes]
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:All things Mashing related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Mashing Mashing Category]
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:All things Fermenting related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Fermentation Fermenting Category]
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:All things Yeast related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Yeast Yeast Category]
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=='''Distillation'''==
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[[file:Potstill.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Ye Olde Timey Pot still]]
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Now that your fermentation is complete the fun part comes next.
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:[[Distillation]] history and instruction  
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:Theory and design of [[still|Stills]]  
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:[[Methanol]] and the [[denaturing]] of alcohol  
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:[[Commercial uses]] of ethanol beyond the beverage industry  
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:All things Distillation related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Distillation Distillation Category]
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=='''Maturation, Storage, and Flavoring of Spirits'''==
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[[File:Barrelsheading.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Barrels and barrels]]
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You're done making your product, next comes worst part, waiting.
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:[[maturation|Maturation]], [[storage]] and [[Cooperage]]
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:[[Flavoring]] of [[spirits]] and [[cordials]]
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:Making [[Gin]] with [[Vapor Infusion]] or [[Maceration]]  
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=='''Drinking & Cocktails'''==
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[[File:Cocktails.png|thumb|220px|right|Bottoms up!]]
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Now the best part, enjoying your product!
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:All the Cocktails: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Cocktails Cocktails Category]
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:Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Liquor Liquor Portal]
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[[Category:Bibliography]]   
 
[[Category:Bibliography]]   

Revision as of 11:57, 14 October 2017

Welcome to the Distillation Wiki hosted by Home Distiller

This Wiki contains detailed information and instructions for making distilled spirits. For beginners starting their education to advanced users researching topics in depth, the best place is to start here. The information contain here is the distilled (pardon the pun) information contain in our forums. To ask specific questions or want to do more research check out the Home Distiller Forums.

Beginners

The journey of a thousand steps starts with one.

Just getting your feet wet? The Home Distiller Forums are a great resource for information. The [ttp://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=46 New Distiller Reading Lounge] contains a ton of information to get you started.

Know the Legality of distillation in your area
Safety first! Distillation requires responsibility
Introduction to distilling all manner of spirits
New Distiller's FAQ
Books and Publications
Tables
Charts
Troubleshooting Guide
What is Whiskey?
What is Rum?
What is Brandy?
What is Vodka?
What is Gin?
Other Spirit types

Washes, Mashing and Fermentation

Let the fungus make magic

Once you've decided what you've going to make here's how to get it started.

Most good things start with good water
Wash preparation from grains to starch
Fermentation of starch into sugars by yeast
You wouldn't want to drink a distillers version of a beer
Wine is the precursor to brandy and many related spirits
Need some inspiration, start here: Tried and True Recipes
All things Mashing related: Mashing Category
All things Fermenting related: Fermenting Category
All things Yeast related: Yeast Category

Distillation

Ye Olde Timey Pot still

Now that your fermentation is complete the fun part comes next.

Distillation history and instruction
Theory and design of Stills
Methanol and the denaturing of alcohol
Commercial uses of ethanol beyond the beverage industry
All things Distillation related: Distillation Category


Maturation, Storage, and Flavoring of Spirits

Barrels and barrels

You're done making your product, next comes worst part, waiting.

Maturation, storage and Cooperage
Flavoring of spirits and cordials
Making Gin with Vapor Infusion or Maceration


Drinking & Cocktails

Bottoms up!

Now the best part, enjoying your product!

All the Cocktails: Cocktails Category
Wikipedia: Liquor Portal