Hi Josh, Welcome aboard. Your questions can be answered better at our New Distillers site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/Message 1 of 2 , Sep 24, 2010View Source
Welcome aboard. Your questions can be answered better at our New Distillers site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/
While you can ferment in small batches, tis much better to stick with a minimum of 5 to 6 gallons for a fermentation. You will get much more uniformity and efficiency then trying several small batches. Not to mention you need at least 20% capacity just for the foam or cap that is generated during the fermentation.... Regardless of how small your pot still is, this is the minimum I would try and ferment. It can keep for quite a while.
For your other questions please join us at New Distillers. Many there are willing to help and we also have some very nice recipes for beginners such as the MUM recipe for neutral alcohols.
Again, Welcome aboard.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Joshua" <digitalundernet@...> wrote:
> I'm curious about trying this but I'll be making small batches at a time (using 1000ml flasks) in a simple pot still. My question is how much should I toss for the head and how can I tell when the head ends and when the middle begins?
> also, anyone willing to give a newbie a basic vodka or gin recipe for this small scale?