Prohibition Gin

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Prohibition Gin

Postby BIGJIM72 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:41

After a rather poor result with the Alcotec 24 I thought I would try again-but with a kit this time. Got this going in a 5lt water bottle as opposed to a DJ for a bit more headspace. Still fermenting vigorously after a week. I only had golden caster sugar in the house to use-so the colour maybe a little different than just using brewers sugar or white. Looks as unappealing as the previous wash did-but I am hoping that the liquid carbon & flavourings may yield a better end product.We shall see.

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http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Prohibition%20instructions.pdf

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Re: Prohibition Gin

Postby abeyptfc » Sat Oct 03, 2015 16:04

I brewed this for my Mum, the wash was really cloudy but the carbon and finings you add does make it crystal clear. I think the gin tasted ok aswell, can't remember what % it got to though.
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Re: Prohibition Gin

Postby BIGJIM72 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 23:57

Well-the carbon has gone in & is having a regular shake. Rather than looking like old mop water it now resembles a bottle of Indian ink.Starting to show a bit more promise than I was expecting. Had a little taste of the remains after syphoning & it wasn't repulsive-a vast improvement on last time out.

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Re: Prohibition Gin

Postby BIGJIM72 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 01:52

VERDICT-well it cleans up nice,but it still has the same odd twang as my previous attempt. Its not unpleasant,but don't think I will bother again.

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Re: Prohibition Gin

Postby ericmark » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:38

Sorry to hear not to your taste. I have done two others in the range and was impressed. However they both had more sugar added in the final stage which may hide that "odd twang". I will admit I look at the cost of the box and wonder where my money has gone as unlike other kits all the alcohol seems to come direct from the sugar.

For a beer kit I look at the treacle like concentrate and feel I am getting value for money. OK still 50% sugar but I think about the space required to brew from grain and feel worth the money not to require that stage.

What I wonder is what is in the Yeast Nutrient? I am tempted to try making the raw alcohol and try to make my own liqueurs.
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