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The classical way of obtaining essences from plant materials is to use steam, and because it is very different from ordinary distilling the principles involved are explained in the book. The type of equipment required is illustrated with two different sizes of home-made distillers, a small home-made model illustrated below and a much larger model fabricated from stainless steel. The process itself is illustrated by preparing a gin-flavouring essence using juniper berries and other herbs.