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The Effect of Boiling Rate on Fractions during Distillation
Published : 27-03-2020 12:45:56 | Categories : Distillation , Home Distilling
Common questions among new Distillers is "How fast should I run my Still?" or "How soon will this be done?", not realising that the Rate of Boil and Flow Rate impacts the quality of the product.
Active dried yeast: re-hydration or direct addition?
Published : 26-02-2020 09:51:23 | Categories : Fermentation
This article explains the importance of yeast re-hydration before inoculation compared to adding active dry yeast directly into your must
I Bought a Small Barrel - Now What?
Published : 07-02-2020 10:37:50 | Categories : Home Distilling , Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
Small (1.6lt and 9lt) barrels are quite popular among Home Distillers and Craft Distillers doing product development, but if not treated right, you could lose the product, and the barrel.
How do I get rid of Fusel Oils in my Spirits?
Published : 07-02-2020 09:24:36 | Categories : Distillation , Fermentation , Spirit Enhancement
Fusel Oils are a term banded about quite often in the Spirit World, but what are they exactly? Do I want them in my Spirit or not, and if not, how do I get rid of them?
How do I Dilute my Spirits?
Published : 31-01-2020 16:28:58 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Home Distilling , Spirit Enhancement
A question asked by both Home Distillers and Craft Distillers - How do I Dilute my Distillate down to Drinking Level? But interestingly enough, depending on who asks, the answer is different.
Bourbon Grain Bills - What Grain(s) should I use?
Published : 31-01-2020 09:05:58 | Categories : Home Distilling , Recipes
As explored in a previous article, American Whisky, especially Bourbon, is becoming more common and popular in South Africa. If I want to make my own as a Home Distiller, where do I start?
American Whisky in South Africa - Legal or not?
Published : 31-01-2020 07:28:20 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Legislation
With more and more American Whiskies being exported and now available in South Africa, the question needs to be asked ... Are these products Legal or not?