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How To Make Invert Sugar (Distiller’s Guide)

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From improving the texture to prolonging the shelf life of baked goods, inverted sugar truly is a baker’s best secret. But did you know you can use this magical elixir to improve the quality of your spirit? It’s highly fermentable, allowing for a high-proof spirit, and creates a smoother well-rounded drink.  To make:  Now you’re{…}

5 Best Yeasts for Making and Distilling Rum (Best Rum Yeast Explained!)

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With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making rum can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Rum{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Tequila and Mezcal (Explained!)

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With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to choose when making tequila can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is the wrong option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than others. Agave{…}

The Best Whiskey Yeast (Our 5 Top Picks For Distilling Whiskey)

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With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use when making whiskey can be baffling. And because any type of yeast *can* be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

The Best Yeast For Distilling Vodka And Neutral Spirits? (Explained!)

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With more than 1500 varieties of yeast available to choose from, knowing the right type to use in distilling vodka can be baffling. And, because any type of yeast can be used, there is no bad or good option. It all depends on your taste, preference, and budget. However, some yeast types perform better than{…}

Is Turbo Yeast Good? (Turbo Yeast Explained!)

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Much has been said about turbo yeast since it came into the market. Some would claim that works like magic, while others would say that it was only fit to produce alcohol good enough to be used as paint thinner. Nevertheless, much improvement has been done to it since it was introduced by Gert Strand{…}

The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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A Distillers’ Guide To Excise Duty (Excise Tax Considerations)

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Old Tom Gin Recipe (Sweetened Gin!)

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The Best Whiskey Stones In 2024 (3 Types To Choose From)

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Grandma’s Floral Gin Recipe

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