Flavouring Alcotec

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Flavouring Alcotec

Postby devsmak » Mon Oct 20, 2014 18:17

Back in the summer I made a batch of Alcotec 24.

After mixing with coke, soda stream syrups, high fruit cordials, and after making a sweet but pleasant coffee liqueur I'm running out of ideas.

I have some plum infused brew awaiting a tasting and then an amaretto recipe to try.

What next?

Any recommends gratefully accepted? :hat:
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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby bobsbeer » Mon Oct 20, 2014 20:28

Welcome. :cheers:
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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby Moley » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:59

Welcome to the forum :cheers:

As I have just posted elsewhere, I have just started off a bucketful of sugar wash to subsidise my student daughter's newly acquired drinking habit. However, I will be going down the same route as yourself and flavouring it with fruit syrups. I will probably also be buying a big bag of Skittles, separating the colours and dissolving a handful of each in wine bottles of base brew.

There are spirit and liqueur flavourings which are commercially available for the home brewer (try a web search for Prestige or StillSmart Essences) but these are usually intended for mixing with a bottle of cheap vodka to produce quite acceptable imitations for named brands and could work out quite expensive if you were only mixing them with a 15-20% abv fermented wash. It might be worth experimenting if you had a local homebrew shop which stocked them and didn't also have to incur postage costs.
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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby devsmak » Tue Oct 21, 2014 18:53

Thanks for the tip on the skittles, definatley worth a punt.

I might also invest in essences when next in the local homebrew shop
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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby graysalchemy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 20:42

I do remeber someone posting on TOPOS about skittles and how they lose their colour and go a Sh*tty brown colour, might not be appealing to the youf's of today. :whistle:

I just turfed out a box of a couple of hundred essenseces that i was given. Had no use for them and couldn't contemplait the thought of putting them on ebay and having to pack them all up :evil: :evil: so they ended up in the bin.

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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby GrowlingDog » Tue Oct 21, 2014 21:05

I think the brown skittles happens if you mix the colours. As long as you sort them by colour they work, well they do in Vodka anyway:). Skittles vodka is excellent.
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Re: Flavouring Alcotec

Postby Sone » Tue Oct 21, 2014 21:07

I believe it's the green skittles which cause the colour to go brown so make sure they aren't included. I've done skittles vodka before and omitted green & purple and had no issues with colour. Pretty sure I used the purples on their own and ate the green ones :D
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