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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby still_stirrin » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:07 am

Welcome back Odin. Glad to have you here.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Wiz of Oz » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:05 pm

Good to hear from Odin!
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:44 pm

Welcome Odin, nice to see you are back.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby jimsgins » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:33 pm

Glad business is going well for you Odin!
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Still Life » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:05 am

jimsgins wrote:Glad business is going well for you Odin!

Ditto, Odin. Was wondering about your absence.
Your return has prompted my ordering the Juniper & Coriander to make your gin.

I also have to tell you, Odin, how much my friends and I enjoy your Cornflake Whiskey.
I get more compliments on that stuff than you'd believe.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Odin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:28 am

Still Life wrote:
jimsgins wrote:Glad business is going well for you Odin!

Ditto, Odin. Was wondering about your absence.
Your return has prompted my ordering the Juniper & Coriander to make your gin.

I also have to tell you, Odin, how much my friends and I enjoy your Cornflake Whiskey.
I get more compliments on that stuff than you'd believe.


Glad to hear that!

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:28 am

Odin I wish you a fast recovery, just did 2 new batches of your gin I must say I am in love with the smell :)
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Still Life » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:00 pm

artooks wrote:...just did 2 new batches of your gin I must say I am in love with the smell :)

I agree. Just mixed the neutral, peel, coriander, and juniper to let sit for 2 weeks.
Already smells like a top shelf gin.
Odin, you've done it again. Waiting is so tough....
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Canuckwoods » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:55 am

All I can find are dried juniper berries are they ok? How Much should I use?
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:36 am

Canuckwoods wrote:All I can find are dried juniper berries are they ok? How Much should I use?

Yes you can just did it with dried Juniper berries smashed them a little bit and they smell ok I am giving a whirl every day
Next week I will be distilling them.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby fizzix » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm

Canuckwoods wrote:All I can find are dried juniper berries are they ok? How Much should I use?

Found a pretty good price on Amazon for regular juniper berries: https://www.amazon.com/Juniper-Berries-Frontier-Natural-Products/dp/B0012BUL96
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Expat » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:09 pm

Price is in the right ballpark, but shipping to Canada is usually a non starter.

I buy my botanical from a Canadian company TradeTechnocrats. Juniper is going for $13.99/lb CAD. https://trade-technocrats-ltd.myshopify.com/products/juniper-berries?variant=13904532102
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby fizzix » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 pm

ExpatLad wrote:Price is in the right ballpark, but shipping to Canada is usually a non starter.
I buy my botanical from a Canadian company TradeTechnocrats. Juniper is going for $13.99/lb CAD. https://trade-technocrats-ltd.myshopify.com/products/juniper-berries?variant=13904532102

I was afraid there'd be excessive shipping to Canada thru Amazon. Now I know.
I scaled 3 liters of this easy gin and it's sitting for 2 weeks in the basement. The fresh berries seem a much better route than having to use dried.
Hopefully Canuckwoods sees YOUR source, then.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby fizzix » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Gin D-Day. Distillation (and dilution) are complete and the 5 week development rest is underway.
Very, very pleased with the taste and aroma. Can't imagine it gets better. Odin, you're a genius.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Odin » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:47 am

fizzix wrote:Gin D-Day. Distillation (and dilution) are complete and the 5 week development rest is underway.
Very, very pleased with the taste and aroma. Can't imagine it gets better. Odin, you're a genius.


I'll quote you on that!

Just did.

:)

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:00 pm

I am also waiting for the 5 week development rest seems a long way, :) it is maybe it is better not to macerate for 2 weeks and instead doing herbs in the boiler to save 2 weeks time :))
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby NZChris » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:06 pm

I don't wait five minutes. Just make enough that you don't run out before five weeks is up.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby artooks » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:11 pm

Hi NZChris to be honest I already started drinking it :) and it is awesome, what I wonder is the tangerine is a little bit strong at the beginning I guess it mellows with time
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby NZChris » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm

artooks wrote:Hi NZChris to be honest I already started drinking it :) and it is awesome, what I wonder is the tangerine is a little bit strong at the beginning I guess it mellows with time

Adjust your recipe each time and it will evolve into something very special to you.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby dukethebeagle120 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:53 pm

hope folks would find this interesting
its different gin recipes
http://www.lovebrewing.co.uk/guides/sti ... botanicals
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Odin » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:11 am

Looks like a polished up rip from the parent HD site.

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby jimsgins » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:39 am

Indeed. They've added a couple of brands not on the parent site, but other than that, its pretty much the same. Useful chart though, whatever its origins.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby fizzix » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:22 pm

The Odin's Gin is barely 1 week through its 5 week rest...
It's the hit of the party so far tonight. And it's not a group that compliments a turd either (although some did say I look nice this evening .... ???)
Tonic water is the favorite mixer.

Not giving out my reserves of Honey Bear though. I want non-distillers to appreciate that next year after it's beautifully oaked.

Merry Christmas.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Loosely » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi all - happy 2018.

Other than the year ticking over, another significant milestone was reached today - I distilled my 10th batch of gin:

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I started using Odin's basic recipe round about batch 3, a few years ago now. My version has got more complicated as time has passed - batch 10 has something like 17 botanicals, up from my 'standard' 10 or so - but under the hood it's still based on Odin's Easy Gin, and I send him telepathic thanks every time I make another batch.

But just in case the telepathy isn't working - Odin: thanks for everything you've done for us beginners. The recipe as you wrote it works fine, but it's easy to play with it by adding things to suit one's mood and taste. People I've shared mine with - some of them even know what they're talking about - have been very complimentary, so that's another lot of indirect thanks for you.

Have a safe and happy year, everybody.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Odin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:05 am

Thanks for the kudo's. The gin recipe was designed to be simple and a start for you guys to play with. I think it helped put gin on the HD map, since at that time nobody had an interest. Glad if it helps members now make (better) gins.

Loosely, those bottles look lovely. If you want me to try, ship one over to the Netherlands and I am sure I will enjoy it.

Happy New Year!

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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby The Booze Pipe » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:53 am

For anyone struggling to find top quality herbs, spices, botanicals, check out Mountain Rose Herbs https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ They're my sole source for my gin flavorings (except fresh fruit peels of course). I promise I don't work for them, they really do provide the most fresh, flavorful products.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby RoystonVasey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:26 pm

I'm going to be doing my first batch tomorrow, very exciting. The smells off the maceration is amazing & judging off all your comments, I can't wait.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby fizzix » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:25 pm

RoystonVasey wrote:I'm going to be doing my first batch tomorrow, very exciting. The smells off the maceration is amazing & judging off all your comments, I can't wait.

Based upon independent study this improves your likability and personality and humor by 67% :lol: ..Enjoy, RoystonVasey!
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby RoystonVasey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:50 pm

It came out brilliant, I’m looking forward to making another batch and adding a few extras in myself. I was slightly disappointed with it’s appearance as it came out cloudy after I’d diluted it - but hey ho smelt good and tasted good after first attempt so I’m chuffed. I’ve read other users comments about this happening so I’m hoping to combat this next time round.
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Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Postby Odin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:35 pm

Cloudy is a compliment. It means more tasty oils than your alcoholic drinks solvency power when diluted. Remedy? Add a bit more vodka of the same percentage to beef-up total solvency power.

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