Odin's Easy Gin

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by artooks » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:47 am

Odin I just done a small batch 700 ml In my experimental glass still, one word "AWESOME"
This is the best recipe that goes perfectly with Tonic this is not my first batch I did everything in the boiler except the tangerine peels.
I put the peels in vapor path, and the result is just very very good sipping after 10 days :) could not wait 5 weeks.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by artooks » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:35 pm

Also I would like to add that using Juniper in this recipe X and coriander X/4 is very spot on if you want to bring Juniper forward.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by CoogeeBoy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:27 pm

On Easter Sunday my Italian friends opened a bottle and they called it "a man's gin"!
Needless to say they loved it also.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by artooks » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:44 am

Hi,

I would like to make an OEG essence X 10 times, to do that normally if we receive 400 ml @ 80%ABV and we need to dilute it with 311 ml water to get to %45 ABV with a total volume of 711 ml. Now if I were to multiply everything by 10

120 grams Juniper
30 grams Coriander
I use 3 grams tangerine so 30 grams in vapor path

and put a liter of %43 ABV and receive 400 ml so now since I multiply everything by 10 does this means that I need 40 ml of %80 ABV essence and if I dilute it to 45 I add 31 ml water which comes to 76 ml total volume so if I subtract this from the original volume does this mean:

711 ml @ 45 ABV - 76 ml essence @ 45 ABV = 635 ml @ 45 pure alcohol.

Am I thinking the correct way ?

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by Vintage » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:31 pm

I wasn't even a Gin drinker for pete's sake. Was finishing up a flute build for a friend, doing the final assembly at another friend's house who wants to build one, and he's asking all sorts of Gin questions I can't answer. Couple weeks later, first run of the new flute we're distilling a craft beer and friend #1 hands me a local Gin bottle, but it's colored, not whisky colored, but certainly not Gin clear. Well, apparently now I like aged Gin, or at least well made Gin, not sure if the light aging comes through that much, maybe more of a novelty. So I land on this thread, read those instructions several times, order up my stuff. Got the CROW gumballhead ready to run through the flute, all plates in, tight cuts, yessir. Combined abv of saved cut was 91, not bad, and very little whisky note, so I'm happy and figure the botanicals could cover up a good amount of flavor anyways, er, maybe. Couldn't find Tangerines, so Mandarins it is. I'm eating up Mandarins like crazy one morning, like the recipe says, getting pretty full, because I'm making 8 liters, and my lady friend says why didn't you use skins I saved you. :wtf: Stayed pretty close to the recipe, because I have no basis to change it. Initially smelled pretty heavy of Juniper, day 2 it was all Mandarin. Filtered everything out after 2 weeks and it's got a beautiful color, but can only smell the Mandarin. That's ok, it smells great and I love oranges. Don't have a potstill anymore, so out come all the plates on my flute. I wasn't thinking clearly on adding extra water to cover my element, and probably added a bit more than required. Should be volume to cover element plus 400ml times X liters you're running. Flute ran like a champ in potsill mode, no reflux whatsoever. Collected 3200 ml as prescribed, which came out at a combined 74abv, may have ran a tad fast, or too low abv in the boiler. Truth be told, I kept another small jar after the 3200ml cut off and drank it that night. Should have been into the tails, but it was so good. I don't think this CROWGin is going to last 5 weeks it's so good. I wasn't even a Gin drinker for pete's sake!!

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by Paulos27 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:21 pm

Terrenum wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:15 am
I am new on this forum and have introduced myself in the welcoming section.
I have a quick question. If I dilute to 35% before running the OEG, do I collect only 400ml? there will just be more water at the end of the run I guess
I have the same question as the above which only ended up getting answered with what 1 person did. Any additional feedback on what others do?

I.e. if you have 3L of 40% and water down to 4L of 30% prior to the final run, do you collect 1.2L or 1.6L?

Thanks!

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Post by Rrmuf » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:42 am

I can take a stab according to what I do: First of all, the maceration at 43% is key to the collection of 40% by volume. Personally, I take 40% of the original (undiluted) volume.

HOWEVER, as you play with this and add other botanicals, I tend to take the *next* 5% increments in separate jars up to 50% original volume and make a determination based on their own characteristics. But I base the 40% on the undiluted volume.
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