According to this site, http://www.italianmade.com/wines/grappa1.cfm steam distillation is widely used by manufacturers of grappa. An excerpt: Steam:Message 1 of 37 , May 4, 2008View SourceAccording to this site, http://www.italianmade.com/wines/grappa1.cfm steam distillation is widely used by manufacturers of grappa.An excerpt: "Steam: consists of a series of small boilers with perforated baskets containing the skins, into which steam is introduced from an independent tank (this more modern method is widely used today because it yields a good-quality product and is very cost-effective)."It would be interesting to know more about this technique. I wonder what they mean exactly by " a series of small boilers".Cheers, Jim
Seems doable, and as you say, no wasted space... Jim ... Hi, folks. Maybe several baskets (three or more) shaped like the slices of a pie so that they fitMessage 37 of 37 , Jan 4, 2009View SourceSeems doable, and as you say, no wasted space...
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Maybe several baskets (three or more) shaped like the slices of a pie
so that they fit together, with one circular one to put in last, in
(The 'pointy' end of the 'pie pieces' would have to be shortened, to
allow space for the round one in the middle).
This would give you plenty of room to get the baskets in and put them
in place despite the narrow top to your 'boiler'. And the middle one
could be fairly big so that the others are smaller and easier to put
No wasted space, easy to use.