- Jun 1, 2006Also a simple Potstiller
My runs start at about 80% abv.
I start very slowly controlling input temp (Gas 3 ring burner) to get
1 drop per second for first 200ml
60L wash at about 12-14%
My middle run starts at 75% and ends usually at about 58-60%
Rest is tails usually collect about 8L middle runs at avr 65-67%
This is the first distillation. When I did not double distill.
Now everything gets double distilled for a very nice Fruit brandy.
Lots of work as I need to do % batches of first distillations to do a
This gives me about 60L of 45%abv (after dilution) of Brandy.
Only lasts about 3 months.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Hubble" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
> Well, I'll be go to hell (I'm told). I run my potstill output
> alcoholometer, and I commonly start spirit run at 78%. Admittedly, I
> haven't worried about temperature correction, but my condenser cools
> thoroughly, and the product in the alcoholometer is cool, so I doubt
> number is very far off.
> Even a beer-stripping run can start at 68%.
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
> >From: "Mark" <markgofast@...>
> >Reply-To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> >To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [Distillers] Re: Scrubbers
> >Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 03:42:56 -0000
> >--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Link D'Antoni <link2d@> wrote:
> > >
> > > When running any of my pot stills I do not usually
> > > get over 73%, 146 Proof.
> > > Link
> > >
> >I used to pot still. I don't recall EVER getting 73%abv. More like
> >40ish %abv as I recall. Unless I restilled the middle portions a few
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