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Pure Agave - 5 Gallon Recipe Kit



This 5 gallon Distiller's Fermentation Kit is perfect if you want to make a pleasantly sweet, agave based distillate.  Even though it's notoriously hard to ferment, premium agave creates a wash that is light, sweet, and distinct.  While it's not quite tequila once distilled, this extremely unique wash is well worth the effort, with lightly floral agave characteristics and clean flavors throughout. 


Agave Base

Recipe Kit Details:

ABV: 14.7%
Estimated OG: 1.112
Estimated FG: 1.000
IBU: 0
SRM: 4

Included In Kit:

  • 15 pounds Premium Blue Agave Syrup
  • 100 g Safteq Blue Agave Yeast
  • 2 oz Calcium Carbonate


Heat 5.5 gallons of water to approximately 90° F.  Add 2.5 gallons to your fermentation vessel and mix in the agave syrup, 5 pounds at a time.  Once it's all mixed in, add the rest of the water up to 5.5 gallons and mix well.  Once the mixture cools down to 70° F, pitch 11 grams of Safteq Blue Agave Yeast and 1 teaspoon Calcium Carbonate.  Close your fermentation vessel and attach an airlock.

Keep the fermenting wash at room temperature for 2 weeks, adding 1 teaspoon of Calcium Carbonate on day 5, and 1 more teaspoon if fermentation stalls before hitting final gravity.  Add 5 grams of Fermaid K (not included) on day 2 and day 3 of fermentation.  From there, it's up to you!

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  • After your Aguvia 5gal distillation kit is fermented and then distilled, it Tequila? Or is there some conditioning that it needs. Like what?

    After being distilled and proofed to 80, it could be technically considered tequila, as our Agave Syrup is 100% Blue Agave.  Without oak aging, it would be a blanco, with 2 months to a year in a barrel it would be a reposado, and with 1 year to 3 years in a barrel it would be considered an anejo.