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How to distill homemade gin step by step with a cooper alembic

How to distill homemade gin step by step with a copper alembic For the distillation of homemade gin it is necessary that you have a series of fundamental elements such as the base for the distillate, the appropriate essential oils to flavor the gin and a distillation method that allows you to obtain a higher quality drink.

At Cobrelis, your online alembic store located in Vigo, we explain all these elements step by step.

Base Element to distill Gin

At Cobrelis we recommend a ready-made base that separates the ethanol to make a safe and healthy distillate. A mixture of pure alcohol would be perfect or also Vodka (Vodka is the most used in the Fin mix of the big manufacturers).

Essential oils for gin and mash

The aroma of the gin, which gives it its characteristic flavor comes from the juniper berries. Once you have your base of pure alcohol or Vodka, add a large amount of berries to get the maximum flavor. It is also important to put corn, wheat, barley and rye (it is necessary to cut them into small pieces).

This mixture must macerate for 24 hours before distillation.

Gin Distillation with Traditional Copper Alembic

In our catalog of column stills you can find the copper still that interests you the most. We have many varieties of size (from 3 liter stills to 300 liter stills).

For gin distillation, the column alembic has a bottom sieve that allows the essential oils and other ingredients to be separated from pure alcohol or vodka. It would work with a steam distillation.

You need to use a breathalyzer to monitor the alcohol level during the distillation of the gin.

5 liter column alembic with thermometer included

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Type of alembic to distill brandy

Ingredients for distilling brandy with a copper alembic

How to distill brandy with an alembic

Distilling brandy is a process that requires knowing the fruits necessary for maceration, the type of alembic necessary and the steps you have to do to make an effective, healthy and tasty distillation.

Type of alembic for distilling brandy

At Cobrelis, your online alembic store, we recommend that you use a traditional copper alembic like the one in our 10 Liter Traditional Alembic With Thermometer and Breathalyzer catalog. It is important that the values ​​that the alembic you choose have the necessary accessories for distillation.

Traditional 10 liter copper alembic with thermometer included

Ingredients for distilling brandy with a copper alembic

You can make the maceration with any of these fruits (they are the most used):

  • Pears
  • Yellow plums
  • Plums
  • Raspberries

It is advisable to leave the fermented liquid for 3 weeks before distillation with the copper alembic.

How to distill brandy with an alembic

The fermentation liquid must be put in the lower part of the alembic and make at least 2 distillations to eliminate the ethyl content that is harmful to health (to see the appropriate levels and achieve a suitable graduation you have the breathalyzer and the thermometer).

At Cobrelis, we have a catalog of accessories for alembics that you may be interested in to achieve the best distillation of brandy.