Hello from New Zealand

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Hello from New Zealand

Post by jw890 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:41 pm

Hi Everyone!

I am fairly new to the world of distilling I have had my still for roughly 3 months now.
However I have been brewing beer for the past decade and making the occasional wine. Distillation was always the next step but it felt out of reach until a friend helped me to get into the hobby properly!

I now have a 2inch column with a 25l kettle which can be run in reflux or pot still configurations.
My current focus is Gin however I would like to slowly grow into the making of Brandy and Whiskey as these are my spirits of choice!

Thanks for letting me into your community I am sure I will learn a lot and hopefully be able to pass knowledge on some day soon!

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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by SassyFrass » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:46 pm

Hello and welcome. You've found the place with the information to help you on your journey. Start with Cranky's and go from there. The reading will help you make a better drop. Have fun and be safe.
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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by SaltyStaves » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:55 pm

Welcome in.

If you haven't already, get yourself setup for fermenting 3-4 charges worth for your still. 25L is a lot of beer or wine, but its not nearly enough for whiskey or brandy.

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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by NZChris » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:55 pm

Welcome to the forum. It's nice to see another Kiwi here.


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Re: Hello from New Zealand

Post by Moggy » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:37 pm

Welcome to the information highway.

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