Sat 21st Sept & Sun 22nd 2019


Day 1 

The Art of Distillation – water as a solvent

  • Prepare a botanical infusion, study applications, herbs, and suitable aromatics.
  • Hydro-distillation of a seasonal plant, harvesting, applications, pH, and storage. Filtering and sterile distillations for hydrosol.
  • Distillation of a seasonal plant for essential oil using a traditional copper alembic, harvesting, and preparation, distillation technique, separation and storage, applications.
  • Distillation of a seasonal plant using the stainless steel explorer
  • Discuss decoctions, sherbets and natural cordials. Prepare a botanical bitters using water as a solvent.
  • Walk in the garden, learn about plant identification, applications and uses.
  • Enjoy a botanical cocktail.

Day 2

The Art of Distillation – ethanol (alcohol) as a solvent

  • Preparing a wine or a ferment and distilling a wine into a spirit
  • Preparation of an aperifif or digestif, tincturing and maceration, applications, herbs and aromatics and suitable
  • Filtering & finishing
  • Vapour infusion – blending botanicals for a vapour infused gin using traditional gin botanicals and seasonal aromatics
  • G&T or a Botanical cocktail

Phytofarm Herbal Learning Centre, Okuiti Valley Road, Little River, Banks Penninsula

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