I've got another batch going, but I want to understand what is
happening and figure out how to avoid it if at all possible.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, joe giffen <joegiffen@...> wrote:
> Why don,t you dump it and make a new batch?.
> Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@...> wrote:
> lactic acid does not distil (it is really quite unstable, that is
> you only get lactic acid solutions).
> As you can't do a "traditional" add alkali and redistil, you are
> with a smaller set of options. Although, thinking while I type, not
> My guess would be that volatile acids attacked your condenser
> into the receiver) giving you copper II salts of some sort.
> Now, providing your distillate is not alkaline, and you don't
> high temps (like > 90) in your next run, I suspect that the salts
> stay in the boiler. No salts are volatile. So your only worry is
> more. If it is volatile acid, they really don't show until you have
> pretty low abv.
> Hope that helps.