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Recipes and Instructions

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Aug 11. 17 Replies

This is where we will store recipes for specific drinks and general "how to make alcohol" discussions.Continue

An easy video instructions guide

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Cres Aug 22, 2014. 9 Replies

I thought I would have a crack at producing a video instruction guide to making spirits and liquors for anyone who wants to see what's involved.  I've recently added a couple of videos on making…Continue

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Comment by Rob Collings on June 7, 2015 at 23:54

Thats so cool Andy, I've tried a Davidson's Plum red wine before

It tasted like a red wine from grapes ... no real difference (to me), I was impressed and disappointed at the same time, as I'm not a big red fan.

... I am however a liqueur fan ; )

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 7, 2015 at 23:47

I'll fill the container completely with the base Rob.  I'm just short at the moment.  I have lots of colour, but little taste.  You can't rush these things mate.  Having said that, you're on the money.  You need to keep tasting.  When it's right, move on to the next batch.  If it has a strong plum taste within a couple of weeks, I know I can do another batch.  If it takes a month or so, then I can't.  Most fruits peter out taste wise after a month. 

Comment by Rob Collings on June 7, 2015 at 23:35

How's it taste Andy? ... strong enough? ... is it possible that you may be able to extract multiple times like Lissa's cordial, or would you go for more volume being for a different purpose ... this is assuming it is strong enough.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 7, 2015 at 23:11

Seriously?  After only 2 days?

Comment by Stevo on June 5, 2015 at 16:10

gees you're a busy man Andy!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 5, 2015 at 15:08

It uses a spirit base Lissa but has a lot of extra sugar added to make it liquor (that's why I was happy to use the sour plum).  

It's getting very pink now Rob I'll upload a photo again in a week.  I suspect it might even be done by then.  I saw the pith as another bittering agent to offset the sugar (to which I added Lissa's honey to round out the flavour). 

Comment by Lissa on June 5, 2015 at 4:41

More likely it's spirits. Sounds positively delish.

Comment by Rob Collings on June 4, 2015 at 22:37

Very, very exciting Andy!

You got onto that quickly. Is that red in the water already? no squeezing by the looks, or is that reflection off the fruit. I see pith from that other secret ingredient, I'm guessing the pith is intention by the alchemist. 

That Ginger Beer was lovely, so I now intend to get the kit, in the not too distant future ...  a must before summer, @ the strength, it goes down nicely on a winter's day, it will be divine on a summer's day.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 4, 2015 at 21:22

A new experiment - Davidson Liquor. 

Featuring some of Rob Collings Plums (with the odd rasberry for arouma) and Lissa's honey.  As it matures, I'll work out what else it needs to balance the flavour.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 27, 2015 at 22:59

Not criticising the bug, Elaine.  It had a great, rich taste.  However, it required work to keep it fed.  At $3 for 22 liters, I'm happy to be a lazy bugga. 


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