William's California Brandy Kit

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  • Price: $69.99
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In stock, will ship on Monday, May 23

William's California Brandy is an advanced  kit for making authentic Brandy with electric distilling equipment like the Mash & Boil, Grainfather, or Robobrew/Brewzilla. This kit produces a 5 gallon wash with a starting gravity of around 1.100, which when fermented and then distilled, results in 9 to 10 twelve ounce bottles of 80 proof brandy. The wash is easy to make, just mix the concentrated varietal juice with water and add the yeast. Aging time for optimum flavor is 2 years in beer bottles with Toasted Oak Sticks inserted.


This is an advanced kit intended for brewers who own distilling equipment like the Mash & Boil, Brewzilla, Digiboil, or Grainfather. Besides these items, you will also need an optional distilling lid, pot still distilling column, and an Alcometer or Proof & Tralle hydrometer. 

Click HERE to download the instructions in pdf format.

Includes 192 ounces of California varietal wine concentrate,  Toasted European Oak Sticks (put two in each 12 ounce beer bottle, and wine yeast.

DISTILLING AND THE LAW: Distilling alcohol without a license is currently illegal in the United States. The customer is responsible for checking all State and Federal laws regarding distillation before ordering, and obtaining the proper licenses from local authorities.

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Average rating 10 out of 10 ( based on 1 review )

Clear Instructions, Easy Kit

Review by Cael on 1/12/2022

Probably the best spirit I've made so far. Really easy and clear instructions. Good quality oak. Dunno what the "wine" is supposed to taste like for brandy, but this one wasn't my favorite. Definitely looking to pick another one up if they go on sale (as $70 is a bit steep in the world of distillation).

Apr 07, 2022 by Dan

Q: What kinda oak is included? French or American? Medium toast? No char? Are the sticks available to buy separately?

A: French oak, medium toast. Currently the sticks are only in our kits, as it is a lot of labor to go through them and find ones that fit a beer bottle. We do have medium toast French Oak Cubes, although these do not fit in a beer bottle (item A23 on our site).


Aug 25, 2021 by Scott Harding

Q: What type of grape or mixture of grapes is in the "California varietal" concentrate?

A: Currently it is a mix of Merlot, Viognier, and Zinfandfel, but this can change.


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