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Right - Me gin's all bottled and ready to go. Have had a look for the glycerin i bought from a brewing shop years ago to give it a better "mouth feel" and i can't find it anywhere.

My nearest brewing shop is miles away and i've seen that Boots the chemist sell glycerin - Anyone know if it's one and the same thing?

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Never come across glycerin, not been making wine/beers/liquors for long (3 -4 years?) but I've never seen it mentioned, whats it for?

 

Thanks

 

D

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It improves the feel of the liquor on your mouth/tongue - Makes it silky smooth. Used it last year to great effect - Defintiely makes it less "home made" (but in a good way).

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ok...bought some today from asda....79p for 38ml.....my boots dont sell it and i figured 38 ml might be enough?

 

whats the ratio of glycerine to 1 litre of sloe gin?

 

its my first attempt at making it and didnt want to make loads if im **** at it......

 

its been on the go for 11 months now and have decided its time to bottle it,

 

then make dark chocolate with the left over berries.... :drool: ive had that before... :thumbs:

 

:shaun:

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Darkest chocolate you can find (milk chocolate is too sickly)

 

slowly melt in a bowl over a pan of hot water,

 

After removing the gin, stone the sloes and place in the melted chocolate (try not to put too much liquer in the mix as the chocolate wont set, it goes like fudge)

 

line a shallow baking tray with foil (easier to remove) and fill with the mixture,

 

Leave to set, lift out and cut into small bars.

 

OR get the smallest bun cases you can find and pour the mixture into them, wait until its nearly set, poke a hole in the top, pour some sloe gin in and seal the top with some plain melted chocolate

 

very tasty

 

:shaun:

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Went is Tescos pharmacy today, they only did Glycerin as suppostories :huh:

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Went is Tescos pharmacy today, they only did Glycerin as suppostories :huh:

 

asda sell it in the "home baking " department but at 79p for 38ml its a tad pricey for large amounts

 

:shaun:

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Darkest chocolate you can find (milk chocolate is too sickly)

 

slowly melt in a bowl over a pan of hot water,

 

After removing the gin, stone the sloes and place in the melted chocolate (try not to put too much liquer in the mix as the chocolate wont set, it goes like fudge)

 

line a shallow baking tray with foil (easier to remove) and fill with the mixture,

 

Leave to set, lift out and cut into small bars.

 

OR get the smallest bun cases you can find and pour the mixture into them, wait until its nearly set, poke a hole in the top, pour some sloe gin in and seal the top with some plain melted chocolate

 

very tasty

 

:shaun:

 

Made these for Xmas presents last year, wished we hadn't given them away!

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do any of you guys squeeze the sloes when bottling...does it make it cloudy and what do you filter through.. i have a jam bag strainer thingy

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do any of you guys squeeze the sloes when bottling

No, I just pour it through several layers of muslin, works a treat

After a year there isn't a lot more to come out of the sloes.

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So how much glycerine does one put in a 750ml bottle of gin?

 

I'm bottling some for my new years ski trip and need to know!

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So how much glycerine does one put in a 750ml bottle of gin?

 

I'm bottling some for my new years ski trip and need to know!

 

 

Add ten to fifteen ml and taste it should give it a smooth silky sensation on the tongue.

 

ATB figgy

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My recipe says 3 tsps per 75cl of gin. I'm short of sloes found only 200 grams in my freezer any thoughts about what I could make up the shortfall with?

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You can also use dried apricots, whole dried figs, prunes etc.

Fill a jar with a screw top lid with your choice of fruit. Don't push it down, leave enough room for some expansion. Fill up with your choice of wine or spirit. Keep in a cool dark place till you can't resist it anymore, enjoy!

 

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