Why Is My Gin Cloudy??

Once diluted we allow the gin to rest for a couple of weeks before bottling.

You may notice your gin go a tiny bit cloudy if you store it for long periods in the fridge.

Not to worry!

This is caused by the botanical oils that often become cloudy in cold temperatures.

How much moonshine do I need for 1 gallon of mash?

A 1 gallon run will yield 3-6 cups of alcohol. A 5 gallon run will yield 1-2 gallons of alcohol. A 8 gallon run will yield 1.5-3 gallons of alcohol.

How long can moonshine mash sit before it goes bad?

for 14 days

Why is my moonshine yellow?

One possible reason why your moonshine has a yellow tint is because of a large concentration of minerals in the water. Distilled water is produced using the same distillation process as moonshine; the water is evaporated before condensing back into liquid form.

How do you make homemade gin?


  • 1 Sterilise a clean mason jar or glass bottle with boiling water.
  • 2 Add your botanicals to the jar, minus any fresh peel.
  • 3 Top up with vodka, then leave to infuse in a cool dark place for 24 hours.
  • 4 Taste the infusion – it should have taken on some lovely juniper ginnyness already.

What is gin base spirit?

Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis). Gin is also often used as a base spirit to produce flavoured gin-based liqueurs such as, for example, Sloe gin, traditionally by the addition of fruit, flavourings and sugar.

How much yeast do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

Create a simple yeast starter for 5 gallons of mash. Add 1/2 cup of 110 degree water to a sanitized jar. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the water and mix thoroughly. Add 2 packets of yeast (14 grams or 1 tablespoon if you are using bulk yeast).

What temperature does moonshine distill at?

We get a lot of questions about distillation and temperature. If you’ve read anything about distilling you might have come across information stating that the boiling temperature of ethanol is 174 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you put too much yeast in moonshine mash?

There’s too much sugar for the yeast strain you’re using. So it’s easy to assume that more sugar = more alcohol. However, too much sugar in your mash can actually hinder your yeast’s ability to make alcohol, and most people want to get as high an alcohol content as possible when making moonshine.

Is Gin made out of vodka?

Gin is actually just a flavoured vodka. Vodka is just alcohol that’s distilled to 97/98% You can make London Dry gin anywhere, but it can only be flavoured through distillation.

Why does my moonshine smell bad?

Contagion with methanol can be noticed by the bad smell and taste of your moonshine and needs to be avoided, since it is toxic. Now, if you successfully made your moonshine alcohol, here are is how you properly ensure that the process went well and that you, in fact, made good moonshine: 1. First, smell it.

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