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Distilling Course 101 – 1 Day & Distilling 201 – 4 Day Workshop

Distilling - Spirits Making Process - Rig Hand Distillery, Distilling 101

Dates for our next courses:

Distilling 101 – Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm. Sign up here

Distilling 201 –  Watch for our next course date later this year.  Sign up here

 

 

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Distilling 101

The basics of spirits production - Rig Hand Distillery
Overview
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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Distilling 201

Overview

Geoff Stewart & Mike Beile, will be conducting a comprehensive 4-day course covering basics of fermentation and distilling, craft production, classifications, infusions, filtering, licensing & regulations, safety, and fermentation and distilling techniques. Participants will gain hands-on experience on the production floor learning how to create unique, high quality distilled products.

 

Course Description

This course is a hands-on workshop where attendees will learn the principles of grain-spirit production in the classroom, and move to the distillery floor and participate in each of the processes: mashing, fermentation, and distillation of grain spirits.   

The course will be held onsite at Rig Hand Craft Distillery, where the class will participate in crafting a variety of distillates. The class will perform the actual mashing, and then distillation , including frequent tasting and monitoring of the incoming spirits to determine the cuts from heads to hearts, from hearts to tails, from tails to shut-off, and to basking in the glory of a successful distillation run.
We begin each phase of spirits production in the classroom learning the principles of each process, and then move to the floor to practice the processes in a real-life application of the principles.   

After taking this course, the attendee will have a detailed understanding of all the processes of grain spirit production, and will have participated in each of the processes, and will be prepared to make grain spirits on their own distillery floor

The Cost of the Course is

$1,995.00 CAD + Tax Per Person

 

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Previous Courses:

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 4-DAY CRAFT DISTILLERY WORKSHOP

March 9-12, 2020 / Bio / Food / Tech, Charlottetown, PEI

Geoff Stewart, Mike Beile, and Grant Keller will be conducting a comprehensive 4-day course covering basics of fermentation and distilling, craft production, classifications, infusions, filtering, licensing & regulations, safety, and fermentation and distilling techniques. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the pilot plant learning how to create unique, high quality distilled products.

Bio / Food / Tech, Charlottetown - Rig Hand Distillery, Distilling Course 101

 

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