Category: Tech Notes

Whiskey

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Making clean whiskey

Why we use copper stills

Mezcal

Individual Products – Mezcalero No. 17

Individual Products – Mezcalero Special No. 2

Tech Note: Interview with Karina Abad on Organizing Production

Tech Note: Three Stills at Los Danzantes

Tech Note: How Los Danzantes Does Their Work

Tech Note: Using a Hoga Potstill for Mezcal from Tobalá Agave

Tech Note: Distilling Mezcal from Wild Tobalá

Tech Note: Tasting the First Distillation Run of Mezcal

Tech Notes: Distilling with Agave Solids

Tech Notes: Including Solids in Mezcal Distillation

Tech Note: Putting the Top on a Potstill

Tech Note: Organizing Fermentation at Los Danzantes

Tech Note: Interview with Héctor Vasquez on Yeast Inoculation

Tech Note: Remixing Fermenting Agave

Tech Note: Modern Stone Mill

Tech Note: Héctor Vasquez on Field Tests of Stone Mills vs. Shredders

Tech Note: Why Stone Milling Yields Better Mezcal

Tech Note: Stone crushing means more complete fermentation

Tech Note: Crushing Agave with a Stone Mill (Tahona)

Tech Note: Perfectly Roasted Agaves

Tech Notes: The End of an Agave Roast

A Brief Explanation of Making Mezcal

Shipping a Hoga Still from Ukiah to Oaxaca

Brandy

Individual Products – Only Once No. 23

Individual Products – Millard Fillmore Brandy

Tech Notes: Distilling and Blending Aromatic Grapes

Tech Note: Distilling and Blending Sémillon

Tech Note: Gradual Addition of Water to Brandy by Dilution

Tech Note: Descending 9 Year Old Apple Brandy to Bottling Proof by Adding Rainwater

Tech Note: Making Distilling Wine at a High Tech Facility

Tech Note: Freshly Distilled Brandy from Apples

What we do in the cellar: aging in small casks

What we do in the cellar: scheduling bottlings

What we do in the cellar: aging in general

Aging brandy: rancio

What we do in the cellar: evaporation while aging

Varietal brandy: Roederer pinot noir

Diluting with Rainwater

Bringing brandy to bottling proof using rainwater

Using Caramel

Is there caramel in your booze?

Cognac Potstill: the porte

Limousin oak barrels from Vicard

Cognac Potstill: the condenser

Cognac Potstill: the preheater

Brandy from French Colombard grapes

Cognac Potstill: the swan’s neck

Cognac Potstill: the chapiteau

Why we use copper stills

Making the Seconds cut/brandy run

Using faibles

Making the heads cut/brandy run

Assembling Germain-Robin XO

Grading new oak barrels

Tasting Petite Champagne

Tasting Grande Champagne Cognac/Maison Surrenne

Starting a distillation run

How a double-distillation pot still works: basics

Gin/Vodka

Individual Products – Russell Henry London Dry Gin

Individual Products: Comments on Russell Henry Dark Gin

Speciality Spirits

Individual Products – Only Once No. 23

Individual Products – Fluid Dynamics Rye Manhattan

Individual Products – Fluid Dynamics Dry Martini

Individual Products – Russell Henry London Dry Gin

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