Making 23% ABV Without Distilling
Making 23 % ABV Without Distillation
A Comprehensive guide to getting started using Power 23 no Still required....................
30 Litre Bucket and Lid, Thermometer, Hydrometer, Siphon and U Tube, Mixing Spoon, Additional Container to hold 25 Litres (Another bucket is ideal) for siphoning into.
Power 23 Turbo Sachet, Turbo Clear, 9 x Kilos of Sugar, Flavourings.
Each spirit flavour makes 2.25litres and each of the Liqueurs, schnapps and cream liqueurs make 1.125litres. Any combination of this will be needed.
Add 18 litres of water at 40 (Degrees C) to the 30litre clean bucket and then add the 9kilos of sugar. Stir until fully dissolved. Add the sachet of Power 23 Turbo Yeast and stir in. Leave to ferment at 18-24(Degrees C) Room temperature for 7 days. When the fermentation is finished stir well to remove gases and add the Turbo Clear. Leave for 24 hours to clear.
Once clear siphon the clear liquid off the sediment into a clean container. Full instructions are included on the packet of Power 23 Turbo and Turbo Clear. To Make Your Favourite Drink Provided you have maintained the correct fermentation temperature you will have 23% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) in your clear liquid.
This can then be used to make your favourite Liqueur or Spirit. If you are making Liqueurs simply take the amount of alcohol it recommends on the bottle and add the flavouring. You can also add the correct Sugar, Schnapps or Cream Base pack but you will not need to add all this( the alcohol base will be slightly sweeter than if you were using 40%ABV).
We suggest you add to taste the correct amount to suit your palate. The alcohol strength will be slightly less than is recommended commercially but this should not spoil your enjoyment of the drink you have made. If you wish you could add a small amount of Vodka to increase the ABV. Around 100 to 200 mls will make a significant difference.
If you are making Spirit style drinks you will find the ABV is half what you would expect commercially so this might not give the drink the necessary fiery taste to suit all palates. However if you are using the drink to add to mixers like a Gin and Tonic you can simply double the amount of Gin and use the same amount of Tonic. As this is half strength the net effect should be the same. Alternatively you can add some commercially bought Vodka to boost the strength.
Remember its great fun experimenting because each time you try something new you have to have a taste!!!! Simply use the alcohol to produce you favourite drink and enjoy