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Clibit
Alcoholx wrote:


it does work honest [biggrin]


I think you're heading for a sort of gin stout.  [rofl]
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Alcoholx
added the finings over 2 days and then left for a day or so.. clearing nicely now

i am going to leave it for a few more days before i rack it off and then add some gin to make up the volume and lost fermention,  that should give it a bit of extra flavour and kick..   

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after that all thats needed is the sloe flavouring and to sweeten to taste..
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Clibit
Alcoholx wrote:
added the finings over 2 days and then left for a day or so.. clearing nicely now

i am going to leave it for a few more days before i rack it off and then add some gin to make up the volume and lost fermention,  that should give it a bit of extra flavour and kick..   

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after that all thats needed is the sloe flavouring and to sweeten to taste..


Wow! Highly flocculent charcoal!!!
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Pinto
Thats a clear one ! The prohibition kits ive done in the past always have a tiny haze to them, even after the charcoal treatment.  What was your end ABV ?
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Alcoholx
yea its cleared really well, abv worked out at 16% so it wont need alot of sugar at the end..  more gin!  [smile]
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Steve
Wow that's clear! 16% is still a decent drink [smile] it's a kit i would consider tbh, let us know if it's any good when you start drinking it please.
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Alcoholx
finished this off today.. and its turned out very nice, racked of the sediment first ready for the flavourings..  the liquer was as clear as day

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added the flavouring to the demijon


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Its quite thick..  obviously very concentrated


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to make up the shortfall in liquid and the fact i did not get a full fermention from the yeast i topped the demijon up with 250ml of gin..  i used the flavouring bottle to add the gin.. rinsing the dregs of the flavouring at the same time


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if you follow the instructions to the letter then it tells you to add 800g of sugar to sweeten, now as this did not ferment out fully it was still quite sweet so i only added 300g, and that may of been a little too much..   i probably should of added a bit more gin aswell but at this point in the kit its just personal choice on how much sugar you add or if you need any gin at all is down to how well it ferments out, although if the kit had fermented out fully to 20% i would still add the gin as it gets you up to 5 litres and adds % and flavour, but its certainly not essential, also the added sugar takes quite a lot of shaking the demijon to get it to disolve


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so the sloe gin is adjusted to taste and ready to bottle but i am going to syphon off into a wine box as its easier than messing about with bottles and the bags and boxes can be re-used


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when i have filled the bag i fit the lid and then squeeze the bag to get an air pocket at the top, then open the valve to let the air out of the bag to keep it fresh


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job done.. grab a glass and enjoy!


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if you follow the instructions on these kits then there pretty fool proof, only thing you can struggle with is if the yeast ferments out fully, but you can add gin and sugar to make up the shortfall

so does it taste good?

yea the kit is excellent and makes a great drink, you could find fault if you wanted to as there is a slight hint of an aftertaste in the base liquer, but the instructions do say that the kit improves with age but ive never had one last very long.. lol, ive made a few of these over the years and have found them all to be excellent apart from the scotch mist flavour that was just bad.. really bad.

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Clibit
Great job, and really interesting. Cheers!
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Steve
How's this doing Geoff? or has it gone [rofl]
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Alcoholx
Steve wrote:
How's this doing Geoff? or has it gone [rofl]


funny you should ask....  getting through it quite well, i do have to apply a bit of restraint as its very more-ish, had a couple sneaky glasses today [smile]  and yesterday...  [rofl]

there decent kits to be fair and its nice to have something different


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Pesho77

 Have you tried to ferment these with WLP099 Super High Gravity Ale Yeast you may get a lower FG, or try freeze distillation to up the %.

 Pesh
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Pinto
The WLP099 quirk isnt so relevant here as there are no dextrins to exploit its special charecter - these kits are made with dextrose washes as a base.
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Steve
Alcoholx wrote:


funny you should ask....  getting through it quite well, i do have to apply a bit of restraint as its very more-ish, had a couple sneaky glasses today [smile]  and yesterday...  [rofl]

there decent kits to be fair and its nice to have something different




Ok you have sold it to me, going to get one, where did you get it from Geoff? 
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Alcoholx
Steve wrote:

Ok you have sold it to me, going to get one, where did you get it from Geoff? 


from ebay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prohibition-Liqueur-Home-Brew-Making-kit-Full-Range-FREE-POSTAGE/282668663308?hash=item41d05d820c:m:mA7nNBXZTmAH-yHR0b_s6aA

i feel the weight of responsibility on my shoulders..  hope you like it  [rofl] 
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Steve
Alcoholx wrote:


from ebay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prohibition-Liqueur-Home-Brew-Making-kit-Full-Range-FREE-POSTAGE/282668663308?hash=item41d05d820c:m:mA7nNBXZTmAH-yHR0b_s6aA

i feel the weight of responsibility on my shoulders..  hope you like it  [rofl] 


Thanks bud 👍
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