Returning to the baking soda issue, I am not sure why I never saw the blue distillate; it tasted very much OK to me and it was significantly “smoother”Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2003View Source
Returning to the baking soda issue, I am not sure why I never saw the blue distillate; it tasted very much OK to me and it was significantly �smoother� then the previous runs. There was no harsh rasping in the mouth � only warmth after it went down. Whatever it was I really don�t know and care, but considering the outrage of more experienced people on this forum plus a few reports of blue distillate, plus me being a little (maybe more that just a little) paranoid, I would like to make sure that the addition of baking soda in the distillate after a stripping run is OK.
The way I understood is that it is safe to add baking soda to the product after the first initial distillation and then re-distill it again with baking soda. It is works fine for me anyway because I double distill. The first run is a quick pot mode and the second run being in the reflux mode.
So, if the above is in general agreement with the major theoretical think tank, how much of baking soda do I have to drop in the 60% pot distillate in order not to �overdo� it? The initial condition is like this:
1. Running two 20L batches separately to get combined 8L of 60% distillate.
2. Diluting 8L of 60% distillate with 12L of water to make 20L batch again.
3. Running clean 20L of diluted 60% pot run in reflux mode with baking soda (or anything else to that matter).
Thank you very much for helping me out and my sincere apologies to those who tried the experiment and ended up with a thorough clean up duty
(why the hell it worked for me?!!)
I can be wrong I must say.
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