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Old 01-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Citrus Liquor

I recently went down to Florida and got a few pounds of fresh off the tree citrus fruits. I kept them in a plastic bag on the counter until they got very soft. Then I put 90% of the fruit in a 2 gal. glass jar after I mashed them (leaving the skins on.) I boiled a pot with about a 1/4 cup of yeast to 5lbs. sugar in water, and added this to the jar The rest of the fruit was then put in a pot with 1 pound of sugar, 1 cup of yeast, and 5lbs. of corn. This mixture was boiled while cover with a lid until it was easily mashed. The corn mixture was then put into a plastic bucket that I had retro fitted with an air tight hose attached to the lid. A small cup of water was placed next to the bucket and the other end of the hose was placed in the cup. After about a month air bubbles stopped coming out of the hose. This meant that the "mash" was ready to distill. After the distillation process I use, I sat this almost pure alcohol in the freezer. I took the jar that had been fermenting in a warm place in my house, and filtered it through a strainer, then ran it through a filtration system that I made out of an old coffee maker, and finally through a 3yrd. sheet of cheese cloth that I folded into a 1' square that I secured over a bowl with a spout. Then I washed the cheese cloth and folded it in to a 5" square. I secured this to the top of each one pint mason jar, one at a time. I divided the citrus "wine" evenly into six one pint jars and the added the alcohol that I had made earlier. This taste very good and has an alcohol content of about 40-50% or 20-25 proof.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have your percents and proofs reversed.
But soaking raisins in rum for an ice cream topping is about the extent of my tolerance for sugary hooch.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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yeah sorry I haven't had my coffee yet. lol
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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I M where are you in West GA? I am in Cartersville. Nice to see another Georgian on the site. My uncle used to make Brandy. He would take corn shine and add peaches without the pit and cover with a tight lid for about 6-8 months. Then strain. WOW!
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:13 AM   #6
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does it taste of citrus? is it smoothe, or kinda firewater?
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:16 AM   #7
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Lately, I've been drinking just vodka on ice with a bit of pink grapefruit juice and a packet or two of Splenda. It's really simple and it tastes great! Plus, there's no trouble in getting real sugar dissolved in a cold drink.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:40 AM   #8
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That sounds a bit like lemoncello. Personally I'd of made grapefruit marmalade. It can't be beat.
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[QUOTE=I_M_Baker;1229941 This taste very good and has an alcohol content of about 40-50% or 20-25 proof.[/QUOTE]

I am sorry, but you went the wrong way 40 to 50% alcohol drink is 80 to 100 proof!
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