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.