this past fall, i had a wealth of apples dumped upon me- i cooked off
more cider than i care to think about. what your friend has will not
spoil while you build your still. all it needs is 2 more runs through
a pot still and y'all will end up with a gallon or so of 80% ABV prime
hootch. read up on distillation here and at www.homedistiller.org and
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> > i have this friend (no really its not me) that had 15-17 gal. of hard
> > cider. he took this to somebody that had a pot still. they ran it
> > collected everything. i guess that would be a stripping run ? but that
> > was it,he gave him about 2 gal of low wines(if my terminology is
> > correct ) my question is, is this stuff safe for him to drink? my
> > Buddie was there the whole time and no foreshot's where thrown out.
> It probably wont kill him but he is in for one hell of a hangover. I
> dont think that hard cider is any different when it comes to the Still
> than any other wash. Fruit ferments produce Methanol and if pectinase
> enzyme is used it compounds this production. Methanol is the
> byproduct of this hobby that gives our drink such a bad rap. It is
> the stuff that Blinds you.
> First run hooch if not carefully distilled with tight cuts is full of
> all sorts of Nasties that most folks dont want in there. Methanol,
> Aldehydes, Ethyl Acetate, Acetone, All from foreshots and heads, And
> plenty of Fussel oils from the Tails. A second run with some careful
> cuts will take care of most of these problems.
> If they collected everything then Yes you are correct it would be a
> stripping run. Low Wines. And it sounds like it was no where near
> "carefully" Distilled. I would warn your Friend.