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<div align="center"><font face="times, serif" ><b>The calculators page has been *mostly* fixed! We will be working on improving them but for now most of them seem functional.</b></font></div>
  
<font size="5">Welcome to the [[Introduction|Distillation Wiki]] hosted by [http://www.homedistiller.org/ Home Distiller]</font>
 
  
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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=='''Beginners'''==
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=What is Home Distiller?=
[[File:Beginners-Guide.jpg|thumb|220px|right|The journey of a thousand steps starts with one. ]]
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'''HomeDistiller.org is the largest Online Resource for Distillers.''' This site contains detailed information regarding the creation of distilled spirits for beginners to advanced distillers. The information contained here is the distilled (pardon the pun) information contained in our forums. To ask specific questions or to do more research, check out the [http://homedistiller.org/forum/ Home Distiller Forums].  
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.  
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:Know the [[Legality]] of distillation in your area
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=Beginners=
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[[File:Beginners-Guide.jpg|thumb|220px|right|The journey of a thousand steps starts with one|link=Beginner's_Guide]]
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Beginners should check the [[Beginner's Guide]] and [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=46 New Distiller Reading Lounge].
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:'''[[Beginner's Guide|Beginner's Guide to Making Distilled Spirits]]''': This should be your first read to start your journey.
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:Know the [[Legality]] of distillation in your area. Remember folks: '''Don't Tell, Don't Sell'''
 
:[[Safety]] first! Distillation requires responsibility
 
:[[Safety]] first! Distillation requires responsibility
:[[Introduction|Introduction to distilling]] all manner of spirits
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:Start reading the [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5090 The Rules We Live By], [[Introduction|Introduction to Distilling]] and [[New_Distiller's_FAQ|New Distiller's FAQ]]
:[[New_Distiller's_FAQ|New Distiller's FAQ]]
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:What is: [[Whiskey]] - [[Rum]] - [[Brandy]] - [[Vodka]] - [[Gin]] - [[Cordial]]s and [[Liqueur]]s - Other [[Spirit]] types
:[[Books and Publications]]  
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:If you are planing on making whiskeys please read this book: [http://www.howtobrew.com/ How to Brew By John Palmer]
:[[Tables]]
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:Find basic outlines on how to produce common spirits in our '''[[Spirit Style Guide]]'''
:[[Charts]]  
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:Start [[Planning your first Run]], buy some [[Collection Jars]] and make your [[Flour Seal]]s
:[[Troubleshooting Guide]]  
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:Get to know your [[Cuts]] and Learn [[How to Blend]]
:What is [[Whiskey]]?
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:Now you can still, make it your own: '''[[Developing a Flavor Profile]]''' with '''[[Grain Flavor Profiles]]''' and '''[[Woods for aging]]'''
:What is [[Rum]]?
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:[[Books and Publications]] - [[Tables]] - [[Charts]] - [[Troubleshooting Guide]]
:What is [[Brandy]]?
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:What is [[Vodka]]?
 
:What is [[Gin]]?
 
:Other [[Spirit]] types
 
  
=='''Washes, Mashing and Fermentation'''==
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=Washes, Mashing and Fermentation=
 
[[File:Fermentation.png|thumb|260px|right|Let the fungus make magic]]
 
[[File:Fermentation.png|thumb|260px|right|Let the fungus make magic]]
Once you've decided what you've going to make here's how to get it started.  
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Once you've decided what you're going to make here's how to get it started.  
 
:Most good things start with good [[Water Conditioning|water]]
 
:Most good things start with good [[Water Conditioning|water]]
 
:[[Wash preparation]] from grains to starch  
 
:[[Wash preparation]] from grains to starch  
:[[Fermentation]] of starch into sugars by [[yeast]]  
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:[[Fermentation]] of sugar into alcohol by [[yeast]]  
 
:You wouldn't want to drink a distillers version of a [[beer]]  
 
:You wouldn't want to drink a distillers version of a [[beer]]  
 
:[[Wine]] is the precursor to [[brandy]] and many related spirits
 
:[[Wine]] is the precursor to [[brandy]] and many related spirits
 
:Need some inspiration, start here: [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=14 Tried and True Recipes]
 
:Need some inspiration, start here: [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=14 Tried and True Recipes]
:All things Mashing related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Mashing Mashing Category]
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:All things Mashing related: [[:Category:Mashing]]
:All things Fermenting related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Fermentation Fermenting Category]
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:All things Fermenting related: [[:Category:Fermentation]]
:All things Yeast related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Yeast Yeast Category]
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:All things Yeast related: [[:Category:Yeast]]
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=='''Distillation'''==
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=Distillation=
[[file:Potstill.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Ye Olde Timey Pot still]]
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[[file:Potstill.jpg|thumb|180px|right|Ye Olde Timey Pot still]]
 
Now that your fermentation is complete the fun part comes next.  
 
Now that your fermentation is complete the fun part comes next.  
 
:[[Distillation]] history and instruction  
 
:[[Distillation]] history and instruction  
 
:Theory and design of [[still|Stills]]  
 
:Theory and design of [[still|Stills]]  
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:Understanding [[Cuts and fractions]]
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:Prepare for your first [[Stripping run]] and [[Spirit run]]
 
:[[Methanol]] and the [[denaturing]] of alcohol  
 
:[[Methanol]] and the [[denaturing]] of alcohol  
 
:[[Commercial uses]] of ethanol beyond the beverage industry  
 
:[[Commercial uses]] of ethanol beyond the beverage industry  
:All things Distillation related: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Distillation Distillation Category]
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:All things Distillation related: [[:Category:Distillation]]
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:Making fuel alcohol: [https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=5 Alcohol as Fuel]
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=Maturation, Storage, and Flavoring of Spirits=
=='''Maturation, Storage, and Flavoring of Spirits'''==
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[[File:Barrelsheading.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Barrels and barrels]]
[[File:Barrelsheading.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Barrels and barrels]]
 
 
You're done making your product, next comes worst part, waiting.  
 
You're done making your product, next comes worst part, waiting.  
 
:[[maturation|Maturation]], [[storage]] and [[Cooperage]]
 
:[[maturation|Maturation]], [[storage]] and [[Cooperage]]
:[[Flavoring]] of [[spirits]] and [[cordials]]
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:Learn about [[Woods for aging]]
:Making [[Gin]] with [[Vapor Infusion]] or [[Maceration]]  
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:And how [[Barrel]]s need [[Toasting]] and [[Charring]]
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:[[Flavoring]] of [[spirits]] and [[cordial]]s
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:Making [[Gin]] with [[Vapor Infusion]] or [[Macerate|Maceration]]
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=Drinking & Cocktails=
=='''Drinking & Cocktails'''==
 
 
[[File:Cocktails.png|thumb|220px|right|Bottoms up!]]
 
[[File:Cocktails.png|thumb|220px|right|Bottoms up!]]
 
Now the best part, enjoying your product!
 
Now the best part, enjoying your product!
:All the Cocktails: [http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Cocktails Cocktails Category]
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:HD's Drinks forum: [https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=47 Drinks and Drinking]
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:All the Cocktails: [[:Category:Cocktails]]
 
:Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Liquor Liquor Portal]
 
:Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Liquor Liquor Portal]
  
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=Archive of the Previous HD Content=
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:The old version of HD has been archived as of 8/22/19.
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:The PDF Archive of books and other articles is available here: https://homedistiller.org/pdf/
  
 
[[Category:Bibliography]]   
 
[[Category:Bibliography]]   

Latest revision as of 05:12, 3 November 2019

Welcome to Home Distiller
The HomeDistiller.org Forums Active Topics on the Forums Use Google to Search HomeDistiller. Commonly Used Calculators for brewing and distilling Please help HomeDistiller by donating a little or a lot. Click here to join Home Distiller.
The calculators page has been *mostly* fixed! We will be working on improving them but for now most of them seem functional.



What is Home Distiller?

HomeDistiller.org is the largest Online Resource for Distillers. This site contains detailed information regarding the creation of distilled spirits for beginners to advanced distillers. The information contained here is the distilled (pardon the pun) information contained in our forums. To ask specific questions or to do more research, check out the Home Distiller Forums.

Beginners

The journey of a thousand steps starts with one

Beginners should check the Beginner's Guide and New Distiller Reading Lounge.

Beginner's Guide to Making Distilled Spirits: This should be your first read to start your journey.
Know the Legality of distillation in your area. Remember folks: Don't Tell, Don't Sell
Safety first! Distillation requires responsibility
Start reading the The Rules We Live By, Introduction to Distilling and New Distiller's FAQ
What is: Whiskey - Rum - Brandy - Vodka - Gin - Cordials and Liqueurs - Other Spirit types
If you are planing on making whiskeys please read this book: How to Brew By John Palmer
Find basic outlines on how to produce common spirits in our Spirit Style Guide
Start Planning your first Run, buy some Collection Jars and make your Flour Seals
Get to know your Cuts and Learn How to Blend
Now you can still, make it your own: Developing a Flavor Profile with Grain Flavor Profiles and Woods for aging
Books and Publications - Tables - Charts - Troubleshooting Guide

Washes, Mashing and Fermentation

Let the fungus make magic

Once you've decided what you're 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 sugar into alcohol 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: Category:Mashing
All things Fermenting related: Category:Fermentation
All things Yeast related: Category:Yeast

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
Understanding Cuts and fractions
Prepare for your first Stripping run and Spirit run
Methanol and the denaturing of alcohol
Commercial uses of ethanol beyond the beverage industry
All things Distillation related: Category:Distillation
Making fuel alcohol: Alcohol as Fuel

Maturation, Storage, and Flavoring of Spirits

Barrels and barrels

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

Maturation, storage and Cooperage
Learn about Woods for aging
And how Barrels need Toasting and Charring
Flavoring of spirits and cordials
Making Gin with Vapor Infusion or Maceration

Drinking & Cocktails

Bottoms up!

Now the best part, enjoying your product!

HD's Drinks forum: Drinks and Drinking
All the Cocktails: Category:Cocktails
Wikipedia: Liquor Portal


Archive of the Previous HD Content

The old version of HD has been archived as of 8/22/19.
The PDF Archive of books and other articles is available here: https://homedistiller.org/pdf/