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Compound Gin Method

Post by Cletus_Spuckler » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm

Hey everyone,

Ive always wanted to make a gin but never have as Im daunted by the process of vapour and boiler infusion.

I recently tried a delicious home made compound gin. Due to the ease and simplicity of the process, I now want to make one myself using some 95% abv neutral (double distilled sugar wash).

I feel the safest way for a first timer like me to get a flavour they like, is to macerate the various botanicals individually, and then blend the resulting tinctures to taste.

Does anyone reading this have experience with this method and if so, can it work?

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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by zed255 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:36 pm

Cletus,

Gin may seem daunting, but the maceration and boiler infusion method is quite easy. Look to Odin's Easy Gin for a starting point. I'd think the individual maceration and blending would actually be more difficult.
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Post by Saltbush Bill » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 pm

Zed255, I agree......people overthink gin.....maceration and straight into the boiler works fine.
Stick to small quantities and proven recipes til you know what you like/ want.

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Post by NZChris » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:48 pm

It works, so just do it.

About the only way to make bad gin is to put something in it that is a mismatch for the rest. Keep good records and refer to them and update them every time you make a batch.

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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by MartinCash » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 pm

Start with a proven recipe like Odin's and follow it to the letter. It's hard to go wrong.

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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by Cletus_Spuckler » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 pm

Thanks guys;

I should have mentioned; the other reason I want to try the compound method is because Im lazy and I dont want to have to set up; run, dismantle and clean my still right now!

Odins will defo be my first choice when I decide to do a a boiler infused gin. Until then, I still going to look at a compound first.

I guess ill just have a go at making tinctures in small quantities and see how i go from there
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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by Saltbush Bill » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 am

Cletus_Spuckler wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 pm
I should have mentioned; the other reason I want to try the compound method is because Im lazy
This just doesn't make sense , your causing your self more work and more hassle by doing it that way..

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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by MartinCash » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:39 am

Cletus_Spuckler wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 pm
I should have mentioned; the other reason I want to try the compound method is because Im lazy and I dont want to have to set up; run, dismantle and clean my still right now!
I'd really recommend you try a compount gin before you jump in, or that you start small. To me they don't taste anything like a real gin, and I don't like the flavour at all.

YMMV.

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Post by Cletus_Spuckler » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:50 am

MartinCash wrote:
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I'd really recommend you try a compount gin... To me they don't taste anything like a real gin, and I don't like the flavour at all.
If I could only give you a taste of the one a guy I know made. It was probably one of the most delicious straight alcoholic drinks Ive ever tasted. Sadly, he’s keeping his recipes top secret.
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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by Cletus_Spuckler » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:59 am

Saltbush Bill wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 am
Cletus_Spuckler wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 pm
I should have mentioned; the other reason I want to try the compound method is because Im lazy
This just doesn't make sense , your causing your self more work and more hassle by doing it that way..

Compound method:
Weight and prepare ingredients = 5 minutes
Mix ingredients into jars = 5 minutes
Wait and occasionally shake
Strain out solids = 5 minutes
Mix tinctures based on a trusted recipe, making tasye adjustments as i go = 30 minutes
Clean up = 1 minute

Still method:
Weight and prepare ingredients = 5 minutes
Set up still = 1 hour
Run still in pot mode 2-3 hours
Dismantle and clean still = 1 hour
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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by Single Malt Yinzer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:25 am

Read "Still Magic: A gin distiller’s guide for beginners" - It includes 5 base recipes, maceration test setups, and flavor wheel testing setups.

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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by Cletus_Spuckler » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:05 pm

Single Malt Yinzer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:25 am
Read "Still Magic: A gin distiller’s guide for beginners" - It includes 5 base recipes, maceration test setups, and flavor wheel testing setups.
Perfect, thanks. Ill give that a go 👌
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Re: Compound Gin Method

Post by NZChris » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:37 pm

Did you search the forum? There is an easy method posted that sounds quite nice.

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