William's California Brandy Kit

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  • Price: $69.99
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In stock, will ship on Tuesday, January 18

THESE ARE ON SPECIAL BECAUSE THEIR BEST BY DATE IS 10/11/21. THE YEAST IS NOT EXPIRED, AND THEY WILL STILL MAKE GOOD BRANDY. KEEP IN MIND WHITE WINES MAY DARKEN A BIT OVER TIME WHICH DOES NOT MATTER AS YOU ARE MAKING BRANDY. THE CONCENTRATE ALSO MAY HAVE CRYSTALLIZED SUGARS FROM COLD STORAGE WHICH WILL BREAK UP DURING FERMENT.

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).

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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