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Gin Botanicals Basket Instructions for the Turbo 500

Gin Botanicals Basket Instructions for the Turbo 500

These instructions are for the Still Spirits Botanicals Basket for Turbo 500 and Alembic Still

  1. Add the filtered alcohol into the boiler and top up to 25 L (6.5 US Gal) with water.

  2. Remove all saddles from the column. Assemble the Turbo 500 unit as per water distilling instructions by having the cooling water directly through the condenser, by-passing the reflux coil and water outlet block.

  3. Attach only the threaded section of the basket to the condenser column and underside of the lid in place of the stainless steel plug.

  4. Fill the bottom piece of the botanical basket with your desired botanicals. Orientate the pieces you have just assembled so they are the correct way up and screw in the basket from the bottom.

  5. Turn on unit. It will take approximately 1 hour to heat to boiling temperature. Before the liquid starts to boil, turn on the cooling water approximately 30 minutes after the unit was turned on. Adjust the cooling water to a rate of 2.5 L (2.5 US qt) per min or so that the distillate doesn’t become steaming, but rather flowing in a liquid form.

  6. Collect all the spirit into a 5 L (1.5 US Gal) demijohn. Stop collecting when the spirit reaches 20% ABV.

  7. Water down to 40% ABV and leave to settle before consumption.

WARNING: Make sure botanicals do not fall into condenser column as this may cause a blockage. If this does occur please contact customer service before trying to extract the blockage.

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