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Murphy Family Recipe - 5 Gallon Recipe Kit

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Single malt Irish Whisky at it's finest, this family recipe uses malt sourced directly from Ireland.  Grown and malted by the Malting Company of Ireland, this 2 row variety of grain adds a beauty and complexity to the finished product that can only be described as authentic.  Distinct grain characteristics carry over into your finished product, leaving you with a malt forward complexity right out of the still.  When combined with a Light Toast French Oak or American Oak Spiral, the light, sweet and complex flavor profile of this whisky will transport you to the green landscapes of Ireland, and one sip will explain why it's called the water of life.  


Irish Single Malt Whisky

Recipe Kit Details:

ABV: 7.6%
Estimated OG: 1.069
Estimated FG: 1.011
IBU: 0
SRM: 1.75

Included In Kit:

  • All Grains in Recipe, Ground and Bagged Together
  • 100 g Whisky Distiller's Yeast
  • Mash and Fermentation Instructions for Best Yield


Bring 4 gallons of water to 155° F.  Add your mixed grains slowly, making sure that no dough balls form.  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 French Oak Light 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 Irish Single Malt style whisky tastes exactly how you want it to.   Try not to drink all at once!

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