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On this page I'll share a simple Gin recipe. The recipe includes only five ingredients: water, purified ethanol, lemon skin, orange skin and juniper berries.  The Gin is made with help of "Alex 25" still, and herbals infusion chamber. Prior of distillation the still is loaded with 9 liters of fresh water and 1 liter of purified ethanol that was previously made with the same still using the "basic recipe" that you can find on the main Recipe page.

ingridients

Thus  we will need one skin of lemon and one skin of orange, the skins must be chopped,

Lemon skins

 also we will need approximately 100 - 150 grams of dried juniper berries, the berries should be crashed a little bit so the vapors could penetrate into the berry and remove the essential oils.

The infusion chamber is filled as follows: the skins of orange and lemon are mixed and loaded first, then on top of skins we loading the juniper berries,

still and infusion chamber

applying the lid with the column connection and connecting the stripping column,

assembled still

switching on the cooling water and electricity and making sure that everything is ready for Gin collection.

distillation

With this recipe we should get a bit more than 2L of 40% Gin. 

 Use table below to calculate the ratio of water and spirit to obtain the needed strength of alcoholic drink.

V

X

95

90

85

80

75

70

65

60

55

50

90

6.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

13.3

6.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

20.9

13.8

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

29.5

21.8

14.5

7.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

39.1

31.0

23.1

15.4

7.6

 

 

 

 

 

65

50.1

41.4

33.0

24.7

16.4

8.2

 

 

 

 

60

62.9

53.7

44.4

35.4

26.5

17.6

8.8

 

 

 

55

78.0

67.8

57.9

48.1

38.3

28.6

19.0

9.5

 

 

50

96.0

84.7

73.9

63.0

52.4

41.7

31.3

20.5

10.4

 

45

117.4

105.3

93.3

81.2

69.5

57.8

46.0

34.5

22.9

11.4

40

144.4

130.8

117.3

104.0

90.8

77.6

64.5

51.4

38.5

25.6

35

178.7

163.3

148.0

132.9

117.8

102.8

87.9

73.1

58.3

43.6

30

224.1

206.2

188.6

171.1

153.6

136.0

118.9

101.7

84.5

67.5

25

278.1

266.1

245.2

224.3

203.5

182.8

162.2

141.7

121.2

100.7

20

382.0

355.8

329.8

304.0

278.3

252.6

227.0

201.4

176.0

150.6

15

540.0

505.3

471.0

436.9

402.8

368.8

334.9

301.1

267.3

233.6

 

Where X – spirit strength before dilution with water/ %alc/vol

V – Spirit strength after dilution with water/%alc/vol

To calculate amount of water that needed for achieving of certain percentage of spirit take the top raw as a guide and check what figure is matching the spirit percentage you have got.

In most cases you will work with 95% spirit so first measure the amount of spirit you have got in this case @ 95% then choose what percentage you want this spirit to be after dilution.

After that find the figure crosswise on the table, and multiply the amount of spirit by this figure

The result must be divided by 100 and you will get amount of water to be added to your spirit to make planned percentage.

Example: we have got 2L of spirit @ 95% and we want to make 40% drink so we will need to find the amount of water to be added thus 2L of spirit must be multiplied by figure that cross match 40 on a vertical axis – the figure is 144.4 so 2L * 144.4 = 288.8 then divide the result by 100. 288.8 100 = 2.888L of water that will be added to spirit to make 40% drink in this case you have got 2.888 + 2 = 4.888 L of 40% alc/vol drink.




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