How To Make Essential Oils (Complete Guide)

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Essential oils are an excellent addition to your therapeutic or culinary collection kit. The can also be used in mixology and distilling homemade sprits! I first started making essential oils to add to my gin! They have tons of benefits and are extremely aromatic. Because small amounts are extracted per batch, they can be very{…}

How To Make Watermelon Moonshine (The Right Way!)

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Watermelon moonshine is a fruity, delicious, and sweet drink you can make at home with simple ingredients and equipment. There are two main ways to make it: infused and distilled.  Infused watermelon moonshine is made by combining the fruit’s juice with Everclear and spices, and letting the flavors meddle and marry for a couple of{…}

The Best Arancello Recipe (Incredible Orange Limoncello!)

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Editors Note: In this recipe, I tested what %ABV alcohol makes the best arancello so you’ll see 3 different variations. In previous recipes, I tested the best way to process the fruit, and the perfect amount of sugar to use. If you read all three of these, you’ll get a pretty good idea of what{…}

Does Moonshine Freeze? (Use This Rule Of Thumb)

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Sipping on chilled moonshine is pleasant every once in a while, especially on hot summer days. But, I’ve noticed that regardless of how long l let the spirit sit in the freezer, it never solidifies. It doesn’t even become slushy. After a bit of research, I uncovered the reasons behind this phenomenon, which I’ll share{…}

The Best Distillation Column Packing Material (For Reflux)

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Packing material creates a large surface area for the vapor and liquid to interact. The more interaction, the more reflux, and the more reflux, the higher the ABV and purity. But what is the best packing for a distillation column? Common choices for most home distillers are:  This begs the question: how do you choose{…}

The 7 Best Old Tom Gin Brands (In 2023)

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If you’re a gin enthusiast, you’re probably no stranger to various styles available today. One style that’s regained popularity over the years is Old Tom. It’s revered for its sweet yet complex taste and viscosity. In this post, I’ll share 7 brands worth including in your home bar. Let’s dive in! TLDR; Our Favorite Old{…}

How To Clarify Your Moonshine Wash (Distiller’s Guide)

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Clarifying or clearing a wash is a controversial topic amongst home-distillers. Some skip the step altogether and add anti-foaming agents to mitigate any problems that come with distilling solids. While others take the extra time to ensure everything going into the boiler is as clean as possible. There’s no right or wrong. But I’ve always{…}

How Much Alcohol Will My Still Produce?(Explained!)

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Knowing the potential yield of your still can help you plan your distilling day more effectively. Generally, you can expect to obtain 20% alcohol of your still’s capacity. This is just a rough estimate and can vary based on several factors, like wash, fermentation, and distillation efficiency. In this post, I’ll discuss aspects that influence{…}