Home brew spirits can be easily produced at home with the help of basic ingredients, and step by step instructions. Many people are aware that great tasting home brewed spirits can be made at home but few realize that it is not only easy but convenient. If you are one of those enthusiasts who would not mind trying your hand at making a great tasting spirit at home, follow the instructions carefully.
In order to make the spirit one has to either buy the vodka or a grain alcohol from the store or distil water, sugars and yeast in a still to make your own. Once this is done and you have the necessary basic spirit all you have to do is add the suitable essence or flavor to it. This could be Tequila, rum, bourbon, Irish whisky, butterscotch schnapps, or even Baileys to make an excellent and delicious spirit. This spirit will have every characteristic from aroma, taste, colour, texture to the alcoholic content you like.
One of the first things you will have to find out about home brew spirits is whether making it at home is legal or not. In Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Romania etc it is legal to distil your spirits for your own personal use, but in other countries it is illegal. However it is not illegal to own a plug-in water-distillation unit or air-still to make oils etc. It is better to first find out if amateur distillation is allowed or not.
If you are interested in producing your own spirits you will have to decide on the quantity you want to make and whether you have the required space with a good source of water. In case it is illegal for you to operate a still in order to produce alcohol, you will have to buy the prepared base-alcohol from the store instead of producing it at home. A gin or vodka will do fine.
If you are a beginner and don’t know where to start, then all you need is a good starter kit that comes with an air cooled pot still that does not use any water. This compact equipment is very easy to use. It includes a fermenter of around 10 litres capacity with a airlock to make sure that no undesirable smells are released; a thermometer in order to make sure that correct temperatures are maintained; an alcometer that helps you adjust the alcohol strength, an air still filter that purifies your distillate; cleaning sachets, ingredient packs – enough for two batches initially – and spirit flavours or essences that range from classic bourbon and whiskey to classic gin.
Home brew spirits have delighted many people who have taken the steps to produce them. Depending on the type of still you use and the nutrients and yeast you use as well as the EZ filter-carbon process, the time taken for you to make your own home made spirit will vary. You could drink your very own spirit in just seven days!