I that case i would even call it late or heavy tails, of course you dont want to recycle them What if you would stop the main run 30 min earlier and run forMessage 1 of 10 , Jul 22, 2011View Source
I that case i would even call it late or heavy tails, of course you dont want to recycle them
What if you would stop the "main" run 30 min earlier and run for tails (a little lighter than yours) for 15-20 min without reflux and add this to next run..This woudl save 10-15 minutes but would maybe cost you 5-10 min in next run, which must be calculated for...
At time being I am without still so I cant test myself.. But I do think you could cut 5-10 minutes of at least, at least as experiment (it problable not worth the hassel).
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Betreff: [Distillers] Re: Time it takes to distill
Datum: Dienstag, 19. Juli, 2011 15:21 Uhr
Well, I leave the last 100ml or so in the boiler as that is mostly tails at that point and squeezing ethanol out of that would take an additional hour. Then there's about 200ml heads and some 100ml left in the column packing (mostly tails). With such small amounts there's not much point in collecting them as tails will quickly become really strong when you recycle them (as I learned when using continuous still for sour mashes). Also, since I use E-ARC for adjusting RR - going below 95.6% would let some tails to bleed through.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, thomas sandegard <tsandegard@...> wrote:
> I dont know how you run your runs but taking out 95+ % during the whole run might not be economical timewise (because of the slow pace at the end, at some point I would cut the reflux and collect the last liter or two for a re-run which I would add to the next mash.But I dont think you would win to much time there (that is if you dont do this already of course)