Making 23% ABV Without Distilling

Making 23 % ABV Without Distillation
A Comprehensive guide to getting started using Power 23 no Still required....................

Equipment Needed:
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.

Products Required:
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.

The Process:
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

Making 40% ABV Without Distilling

Making Still Spirits Liqueurs and Spirits from Vodka or 40% ABV Base.
We advise that you use cheap/inexpensive vodka....

To do this all you need to do is have some cheap/inexpensive Vodka. Decide what you want to make. This will fall into 4 categories

1. Spirits. Select which one you would like to do from either the Classic or the Top Shelf range. Which ever you decide upon you will produce 2.25litres (3x75cl bottles). You don’t have to make this all at once you can do say half without a problem. Once you have decided it’s really simple. You just measure out the required amount of Vodka and add the flavourings. Mix well and then bottle. We do recommend this is left for at least 2days for the flavours to settle

2. Liqueurs. With many of the finest liqueurs available you will have a real problem selecting from our list. Having made your choice again it’s really simple to do. Whichever one you decide on will make 1.125litres (1and 1/2x 75cl bottles) each bottle of flavour will have instructions on the back telling you how much Vodka you will need to use. This will typically be between 620 and 850mls dependant on the suggested strength of the commercial equivalent. Measure out your Vodka and each liqueur has a suggested liqueur base pack which goes with it (A, B, or C). This will appear when ordering. This should then be mixed with the Vodka and the flavouring and topped up with water to the 1.125litre mark. We do recommend this is left for at least 2days for the flavours to settle. If you don’t buy the Base pack you can add sugar and glycerin but we would strongly recommend the base pack as this is designed to give the right balance and texture to the finished drink.

3. Schnapps. We have a great list to choose from. All make 1.125litres. Again once you have decided you will measure out your Vodka normally 650mls. Add the Schnapps Base pack, flavouring and top up with water to 1.125 litres. Mix well. If you don’t buy the Schnapps Base pack you can add sugar and glycerin but we would strongly recommend the base pack as this is designed to give the right balance and texture to the finished drink.

4. Cream Liqueurs. Big problems here as you will probably have to have one of each!! Each will make 1.125 litres so decide which one you want and then measure out 500mls of Vodka. We strongly recommend using one of the Cream Base packs with this. Add 250mls of water to the Cream Base and mix well. Add the Vodka to the flavouring and mix in the cream base prepared earlier. You will ideally need an electric whisk for best results. We do recommend this is left for at least 2days for the flavours to settle. If you don’t buy the Base pack you can add sugar and cream but we would strongly recommend the base pack as this is designed to give the right balance and texture to the finished drink. Once made the drink can be stored for up to 3months and should be kept in the fridge

HM Revenue and Custom's requirements

It is illegal to manufacture spirits in the UK without a distiller's licence which is required under the provisions of section 12 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 and this includes manufacture for "own/domestic use".

Public Notice 39 - "Spirits production in the UK" dated July 2006 provides further information about HM Revenue and Custom's requirements.

If you require further assistance then please contact the National Advice Service on Telephone 0845 010 9000 or www.hmrc.gov.uk. Where you can obtain or view public notice 39.

It is illegal to manufacture spirits in the UK without a distiller's licence which is required under the provisions of section 12 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 and this includes manufacture for "own/domestic use".

Public Notice 39 - "Spirits production in the UK" dated July 2006 provides further information about HM Revenue and Custom's requirements.

If you require further assistance then please contact the National Advice Service on Telephone 0845 010 9000 or www.hmrc.gov.uk. Where you can obtain or view public notice 39.

Please note the Still Sprits flavourings and yeast are legal as long as you DON'T distil to get the higher alcohol. As you are fermenting the yeast and using duty paid vodka to use with the flavourings

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