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I am amongst other things certifying organic but have hit a snag. I am unable to find any certified supplier who can provide grains of paradise in the EU, is anyone aware of any? or can offer a good alternative to grains of paradise in terms of gin flavour profile. I have read pink peppercorns maybe..
Hi - The only uk supplier I'm aware of is Justingredients
I don't think they supply organic but I can vouch for the quality of their ingredients. It's crazy expensive ... I'd recommend phoning them up. I wanted some advice on the quality of their juniper berries before placing an order, and the customer service lady seemed to be quite knowledgeable. I don't make gin commercially, so I imagine others have more information.
You still looking for a botanical. I read of one that has promise a fruit called Icao from Brazil it has a fruity chocolaty type of flavor and its sold in dried powder or dried fruit, at least here in Argentina. You should be able to get it in Europe.
@DonMateo. A search of Icao drew a blank
Ok what's lcao
Sorry Wrong Spelling
Açaí na tigela @ Wikipedia
Here you go Needmorestuff. You can buy it in the UK.
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If it works you might have to change your handle to needmoreacaiformygin.
I am going to do a run with this stuff in a couple of weeks when I get my small boiler back from my tank guy.
Absolut use it as a vodka flavoring so its probably safe to use in a gin.
Let us know the outcome!
Sure. Give me 3 weeks. I am pushing through test recipes for my whiskeys right now. I have 1600 litres of washes in my garage fermenting. I dont think I am in the Hobby distiller category now.
Now that's my kind of science.
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I will get my social coordinator to buy some this week. It supposed to taste like a combination of blackberry, blue berry and with a mild after taste of chocolate. Could be a nice part of a spicy gin.
Here's what we use in our gin
Dunno if they're organic, but the flavor's good, and they''re nice people.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
my book, Making Fine Spirits
Social coordinator to buy some... ?
But who am I to talk - my dentist is in charge of supplying bait on our fishing trips.
I'm more like I am now than I was before.
What a a social coordinator?
I have applied for a derogation from extra due to lack of supply and low % in final product.
I will keep looking though!
Maybe I should grow my own as I have clearly found a product with demand but no supply
If you want to run an organic label on your products you need to have at least 95% of your ingredients to be organic. What percentage are the Grains of Paradise of your recepy?
Sometimes non organic ingredients are more organic then the organic labelled ingredients. Don't slip in that tunnel vision of organic, narrow minded labelled products. Focus on quality of the product, everything else is just an marketing tool.
0.11%, I totally get that and I didn't want to certify but I have to. I just want the best possible product I can make with a USP.
I call my wife my social coordinator some times. It sounds a lot less permanent than wife. Although she is my dentist as well. Havent gotten her to supply bait yet as I dont do that much fishing. I would if I lived in Hawaii.
Just google organic Melegueta pepper. I got one organic source without looking real hard. It has an EU organic tick.
if it was this Melegueta Pepper/ Grains of Paradise @ Piccantino Online Shop UK they dont have any,.. i already asked them. neither do organicsaltuk.
Wow @Needmorestuff. You really needmorestuff.
@needmorestuff. Yes piccantino was the one I looked at. Bad luck.
i was hopeful of that one also.. I got replies back from 12 suppliers to say they cant get organic.. most of them organic specialists. That's when i widened my circle to the US.. mountain rose etc.. no luck there either.