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Articles Relating to Craft Spirit Fermentations by Distillique
All articles related to Fermentation - from the standard basics to Raw Material specific issues and Troubleshooting of Failed Fermentations. Learn about the steps to create a Successful Fermentation, Yeast, Yeast Nutrients, pH, Aeration, Fermentation Vessels, Fermentation Monitoring and much more.
Why is Fermentation Information important for Distillers?
Fermentation is the starting point for any Home or Craft Distiller. It is where your ethanol gets created, where your flavors get created, where your aroma's get created. The argument can be made, that if you are not Fermenting or at least working from a Fermentation, you have no right to call yourself a Distiller.
Why is Fermentation the Basis of Distillation?
In its simplest form, Distillation is the separation of ethanol and other compounds from a fermentation, therefore, if you are not working from fermentation, then you are not distilling. With the rise in Gin Production (producing Gin from purchased Neutral Spirits) a lot has been said about this definition, and an argument has been made that during Infused Distillation (steeping and macerating botanicals and then separating them through distillation) does qualify as Distillation. Granted - it passes the litmus test - but the traditional definition is still what is expected from consumers and respected by Distillers.
27 articles in the category: Fermentation
Peach Brandy or Mampoer Recipe
Published : 21-08-2020 16:59:38 | Categories : Fermentation , Recipes
A quick and easy recipe (very basic) for the Home or Hobby Distiller to make his or her own Peach Brandy, or the unwooded version, Mampoer (Eau de Vie or Obstler) as we call it in South Africa.
Barley, Malting and Malt – Part 4 of 4: Attributes of Malted Barley
Published : 21-08-2020 14:31:47 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
The final part of our four part Article Series on Barley and Malt looks at the Attributes of Malted Barley and how it affects our Fermentations - what we test for and why.
Barley, Malting and Malt – Part 3 of 4: The Barley Malting Process – Kilning
Published : 21-08-2020 13:57:43 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
Part 3 of 4: After discussing the Cleaning and Steeping of Barley, let us look at the rest of the Malting Process, specifically Germination and Kilning of the Barley Malt.
Barley, Malting and Malt – Part 2 of 4: The Barley Malting Process – Steeping
Published : 21-08-2020 13:26:46 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
Part 2 of 4: After being introduced to Barley, let us look at the Malting Process, starting with Cleaning of the Barley, followed by Steeping of the Barley prior to Germination.
Barley, Malting and Malt – Part 1 of 4: Barley for Malting
Published : 21-08-2020 12:57:53 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
Part 1 of 4: Exploring the interesting and sometimes complicated world of Malted Barley - a staple ingredient for Whisky and Beer, and sometimes very misunderstood. First we look at Barley itself.
Pineapple Beer Recipe
Published : 23-07-2020 13:52:08 | Categories : Fermentation , Recipes
DISCLAIMER: Distillique does not believe in providing and selling recipes, as this goes against the Craft of producing your own products. The recipes we share have been sourced from clients and [...]