Still Spirits Botanical Gin Basket

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Product Overview

A perfect addition to your pilot distilling T-500 or Grainfather.

Make a London Dry style gin with the Gin Botanicals Kit and Botanical Basket. Simply make your spirit wash as normal, put your Botanicals Kit ingredients into the basket and screw the basket on to the Alembic Pot Still dome and condensor or T500 condenser (by removing the saddles) and run your spirit through.

You can also use the Botanicals Basket to infuse your spirit with other flavors e.g. citrus or elderflower for your own unique brand of spirit.

To make gin with the Gin Botanical Basket

Simply run your spirit wash through the still as normal, filter it and water it down to 40%. Then put your botanicals ingredients into the basket and screw the basket on to the Alembic Pot Still dome and condensor or T500 condenser (by removing the saddles) and run your spirit through again.

You can also use the Botanicals Basket to infuse your spirit with other flavours e.g. citrus or elderflower for your own unique brand of spirit.

The botanical basket can be used with both the T500 and the Alembic distillation systems.

Follow the instructions for distilling neutral spirit from a sugar wash, and then filter it through the EZ filter, as per standard instructions.

When using our Botanical Mix, we recommend using a minimum amount of 6 L (1.5 US Gal) of 40% ABV neutral, filtered spirit.

Alembic Pot Still - Instructions

1. Add the filtered alcohol into the boiler and top up to 25 L (6.5 US Gal) with water.

2. Fill botanical basket with the desired botanicals.

3. Attach the copper condenser arm to the copper dome. Instead of using the stainless steel nut, secure the condenser arm to the dome using the head of the Still Spirits Botanical Basket. Ensure that the basket is secured tightly. Insert thermometer into the hole at the top of the condenser. Attach tubing as per standard instructions.

4. Turn on unit. It will take approximately 1 hour to heat to boiling temperature.

Once the temperature probe reaches 55°C (131°F) turn on the cooling water to a rate of 2.5 L (2.5 US qt) per min.

5. Collect all the spirit into a 5 L (1.5 US Gal) demijohn. Stop collecting when the spirit reaches 20% ABV.

Turbo 500 Instructions

1. Add the filtered alcohol into the boiler and top up to 25 L (6.5 US Gal) with water.

2. Remove all saddles from the column. Assemble the T500 unit as per water distilling instructions by having the cooling water directly through the condenser, by-passing the reflux coil and water outlet block.

3. Attach only the threaded section of the basket to the condenser column and underside of the lid in place of the stainless steel plug.

4. Fill the bottom piece of the botanical basket with your desired botanicals.

Orientate the pieces you have just assembled so they are the correct way up and screw in the basket from the bottom.

5. Turn on unit. It will take approximately 1 hour to heat to boiling temperature. Before the liquid starts to boil, turn on the cooling water approximately 30 minutes after the unit was turned on. Adjust the cooling water to a rate of 2.5 L (2.5 US qt) per min or so that the distillate doesn’t become steaming, but rather flowing in a liquid form.

6. Collect all the spirit into a 5 L (1.5 US Gal) demijohn. Stop collecting when the spirit reaches 20% ABV.

7. Water down to 40% ABV and leave to settle before consumption.

 

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