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Old 06-20-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about making some gin, but I'm told that to really do it properly, you want to run it through a still. Assuming I buy my booze from the store, is it kosher to do this?

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:41 AM   #2
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Yes, in order to make gin, you would need to distill it. In order to do that, you need to be licensed. In TX, it's about $1600 - $2400 per year, depending on where. In a lot of states, it's illegal, period. The mods will wipe this post I'm sure. They weird out (understandably) when you start talking about things that could be illegal. - Dwain

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Old 06-20-2010, 02:47 AM   #3
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Gin is nothing but flavored vodka, usually added with spice and herbal extracts.

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Old 06-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #4
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There is no such thing as homebrew distillation (but you can concentrate beer, supposedly). In order to distill ANY product in ANY state you have to get a license. I don't know the details, but Michigan recently started allowing micro-distilling. Basically it's an inexpensive way for micro brewers to get into distilling. I highly doubt the public would care to spend that kind of money on a license, even if they met the criteria.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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Distilling vodka? Huh?

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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You can talk about infusing alcohol on this forum.
Leave all distillation talk to the experts at

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