- Jun 1, 2006--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Hubble" <zymurgybob@...>
>I run my potstill output through an
> alcoholometer, and I commonly start spirit run at 78%. > ZymurgyBob, a simple potstiller
I checked my old notebooks and found the records. It was an 8%abv
wash, 50% DME/Corn Sugar, Red Star yeast (don't know if it was lager
or ale yeast, but I think ale yeast). 10 gallon wash. 15 gallon
electric water heater still that directly fed a tube in a tube
condensor. The product abv's were mid 40's. I collected the middle
3rd (about 3 gallons) to redistill in the pot still.
Oh poop. 18 years later as I write this, I see what I did.
electric element must be covered, so I added about 12 gallons
of "soft" water to the 3 gal collected to bring the wash up to 15
gallons total volume - to fill up the water heater. 3 gal of 45%
with 12 gal of 0% is about 9%abv. So the next run had darn near the
same starting abv as the first wash. Explains why the next run's
distillate abv was about the same, huh? (yea, I "huh'd" myself). A
one plate pot still running batches of about the same starting wash,
over and over again.
alright - ya'all have a good laugh at my expense. but remember this
was the days before the internet and Tony's website.
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