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Spirits Topics

Welcome to the spirits section of the National Home Brew Brewer's Library.

 

Within this section, you'll find a range of articles relevant to safely making spirits at home.

There are several articles located in the beer brewing section, which may be equally applicable to fermenting spirit wash including cleaning and sanitising of equipment, use of airlocks etc. Please see the beer brewing section for more specific topics that may be of interest.

 

Anyone contemplating spirit making at home is advised to be aware of the legal implicatons of doing so in their own country. Spirit making is considered a legitimate persuit at home in many forward thinking countries. In other's, there are stiff penalties for failing to obey local, state or federal laws, including taxation laws.

  1. Article- Temperature Fluctuations During Distilling Run  -  Read Article
  2. Article: Basics of mixing a spirit wash for cold weather, hot weather and basic facts on carbon use in a wash.  -  Read Article
  3. Article: Carbon Filtration and Polishing Spirit  -  Read Article
  4. Article: Clearing the wash  -  Read Article
  5. Article: How to adjust alcohol down to 40%  -  Read Article
  6. Distilling Safety - Foreshot  -  Read Article
  7. Distilling Safety - Gas Fired Stills  -  Read Article
  8. Hydrometers and How to Use them  -  Read Article
  9. Legal Aspects of Home Distillation  -  Read Article
  10. Mixing a standard sized wash for your Still Spirits Turbo Air Still  -  Read Article
  11. Still Spirits Artisan Still Instructions  -  Read Article
  12. T500 cooling water video  -  Read Article