Distilling Course 101

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Distilling 101 – September 20, 2020.

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Distilling 101

The basics of spirits production - Rig Hand Distillery
Date: September 20, 2020
The basics of spirits production

This introductory course will give the novice a basic understanding of the following processes:

  1. Mashing
  2. Fermentation
  3. Distillation
  4. Dilution & Flavouring

Participants will have classroom instruction and handouts outlining the key points to follow in each process for safety and successful spirits production.

The participants will learn the complete process for both a sugar-shine and a grain-based whisky recipe. Participants will learn to cook a sugar-shine recipe, pitch yeast, and distill this recipe. The resulting spirit will be proofed to 40% and flavourings can be added.

Participants will also learn to mash a malted barley recipe and pitch yeast to create a Scotch-style whisky.

Cost: $299 + GST (Lunch will be provided.)

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