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Angel's Eyes - 5 Gallon Recipe Kit



Angel's Eyes is classically style American Bourbon Fermentation Kit.  It's based on one of our favorite Bourbon Whiskeys, and has a deliciously complex flavor profile.  Before you add oak, this recipe streams off of the still with an incredibly forward grain characteristic, giving it a rich, almost nutty characteristic.  After you add your chosen oak, expect subtle, smokey undertones, hints of vanilla and ripe fruit, and a clean, velvet finish - as long as your cuts are clean!  Consider aging with an American Medium Oak Spiral at 125 proof for an authentic and familiar flavor profile. 


American Bourbon Style Whiskey Mash

Recipe Kit Details:

ABV: 9.58%
Estimated OG: 1.084
Estimated FG: 1.011
IBU: 0
SRM: 4

Included In Kit:

  • All Grains in Recipe, Ground and Bagged Together
  • 1 lb of Rice Hulls for Rinsing the Grains
  • 100 g Whisky Distiller's Yeast
  • Mash and Fermentation Instructions for Best Yield


Bring 5.5 gallons of water to 155° F.  Add your mixed grains slowly, making sure that no dough balls form, and don’t forget the Rice Hulls!  If you have a 24” x 24” Grain Steeping Bag, use it here.  After all of the grain is mixed in, make sure that you’re mash is at 148° F.  Let it sit, covered, for 60 minutes.  Separate and wash the grain however your system is set up.  The grain will absorb approximately 2 gallons of water, so add back 2 gallons of water to get to 5.5 gallons and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.  Cool to 75° F and pitch your yeast.  Cover with lid and airlock and allow 2 weeks for fermentation to complete for a clean wash.  From there, add to your still and distill using your normal process.  If you are oak aging, we recommend aging at 125 proof for 2 to 6 weeks using an half of an American Medium Spiral per quart, then diluting to 80 - 100 proof, depending upon what tastes the best.  Proof down slowly, 10 or so proof at a time, until the Bourbon style whiskey tastes exactly how you want it to.   Try not to drink all at once!

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