Join us May 2nd & 3rd for a Distillation Workshop at the the Missouri State University Winery and Distillery at our Mountain Grove Campus. This workshop will be two full days of learning and fun.
Distillation Basics Workshop
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this workshop.
Registration fee of $450.00 includes lunches and support materials
The Distillation Basics Workshop, is designed for those considering or already involved in craft distillation. This workshop will be led by Dr. Karl Wilker, Research Professor and MSU Winery and Distillery Manager. To provide a personalized learning experience this workshop is limited to 8 participants. Lecture and demonstration will be conducted in the distillery at Mountain Grove during the two-day training session. Those attending will receive a booklet that covers the lecture information where notes can be taken for future referencing. Lunch and refreshments during breaks are provided each day.
Topics covered include:
¨ Basics of the distillation process and equipment
¨ Demonstrations will be carried out with a Bavarian Holstein column still with reflux
¨ Basics of materials used to make distilled products with emphasis on rum, and brandy
¨ Using sensory evaluation to determine when to make cuts between the heads, hearts, and tails during the distillation process.
¨ Aging Spirits
¨ Finishing Spirits
The Missouri State University Winery is a commercially licensed winemaking and distillation facility located at the State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove. This workshop is offered by, MSU Darr College of Agriculture, Dr. Ken Brown, Interim Dean.
Dr. Karl Wilker
Research Professor of Enology and Distillation
Workshop Facilitator LeslieAkers@missouristate.edu 417-547-7516