Saturday 27th April & Sunday 28th April 2019 Balingup Western Australia

$425 $390

Day 1 

The Art of Distillation – water as a solvent

  • Prepare a botanical infusion, study applications, herbs, and suitable aromatics.
  • Hydro-distillation of an Australian native plant using an Alembic Traditional Copper still, harvesting, applications, pH, and storage. Filtering and sterile distillations for hydrosol.
  • Steam distillation of a seasonal plant for essential oil, using an Alembics Copper Column style still, harvesting, and preparation, distillation technique, separation and storage, applications.
  • Distillation of an Australian native for essential oil using the SS Explorer still
  • 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 using an Alembic Copper Alquitar
  • Preparation of tincture, applications, herbs and aromatics and herbs suitable
  • Maceration and filtering
  • Vapour infusion using an Alembics Distilling Appliance still – blending botanicals for a vapour infused gin using traditional gin botanicals and native aromatics
  • Cold extraction for aroma using alcohol
  • G&T or a Botanical cocktail

Origins Centre, Balingup, Western Australia
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