Wine is not the only drink You can make at home :) This time www.moonshiners.club will tell You how to make apple pie moonshine at home !
In order to make real Calvados you need dozens of gallons/liters of apple juice. If you don’t have enough fruits, you can infuse vodka or moonshine with fresh apples and then carry out second distillation. Organoleptic properties of homemade apple vodka are very similar to Calvados.
You can use apples of all varieties, preferably fragrant fruits. You should use high-quality alcohol base. Otherwise, unpleasant odor will neutralize apple aroma. You can use good vodka, purified moonshine or watered ethanol. Ingredients: Vodka (40-45% spirit, moonshine) – 0.53 gl/2 liters
Apples – 2 kg/4 lb
Water – 2 liters/0.53 gallons
Step 1: Step 1
Wash the apples and finely chop them, extract core and seeds.
Step 2: Step 2
Put the pieces into a jar, pour it with vodka (or moonshine).
Step 3: Step 3
Seal it with a lid and leave it for 8-10 days in a dark warm place for infusion.
Step 4: Step 4
Filter the apple infusion through gaze.
Step 5: Step 5
Pour the liquid part into a distillatory vessel and put the apples in gaze above it as shown in the photo, in order to for them not to get burned.
Step 6: Step 6
Pour water into the vessel through the apples. In this way you’ll get rid of leftover alcohol and decrease the strength to a safe distillation level.
Distilling moonshine stronger than 20% is explosion hazardous! Be careful !
Step 7: Step 7
Distil the infusion in a moonshine still. If it is equipped with a steam dome (fractionating column), you should better take it off, because this equipment takes away a part of aromatics.
Step 8: Step 8
Pour the first 50-80 ml of yield into a separate container. That’s a hazardous cut which you shouldn’t drink.
Step 9: Step 9
Finish the distillation after the strength drops below 40 degrees.
Step 10: Step 10
Dilute apple distillate with water until you get the desired strength (40-45%). Let it mature for 2-3 days in a dark cold place before drinking it. You will end up with a soft moonshine (vodka) with light apple aroma.