MSUB Extended Campus

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Making Your Own Gin

August 29 & 30, 6-8 PM
Cost: $99.00
College of Education Room 122


Course Description


Learn how to infuse vodka with botanicals to make homemade gin. Sample preparations and recipes will be shared with participants to guide them in the process. After the instructor explains the process, participants will make three jars of their special blends.  On the second night the gin will then be strained and filtered into three 375 ml bottles for participants to take home.  All participants will need to bring a 1-litre bottle of vodka for the first night.

gin drinks


What You'll Get Out of the Class

  • An understanding of the process of infusion
  • Recipes and tips to create special vodkas and gin
  • 3 – 375ml bottles of your own creation to take home

Who Should Attend


Anyone who is curious about how the process works and likes to experiment. Participants must be over 21 (Id will be checked).


Your Instructor: Kurt Toenjes


Dr. Kurt A. Toenjes has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona (1998).  After finishing his PhD, Dr. Toenjes was a post-doctoral fellow and research faculty at the University of Vermont (1997-2005).  In the summer of 2005, he joined the Biological and Physical Sciences Department at Montana State University-Billings. Kurt has served as the microbiologist for Gentle Ben’s Brewery, is a former home brewer, and is currently enamored with the creation, mixing and barrel aging of tasty whiskeys, gins and cognacs.


What You Need to Bring


A 1-litre bottle of vodka and your crazy scientist spirit.


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Contact Information


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MSU Billings Extended Campus