35897RE: [Distillers] Re: Scrubbers
- Jun 2, 2006Hey Mark,
NO laughing at your expense! We are ALL, to one extent or another, trying to
wrap our heads around a mass of interacting information (see Harry's
previous post). And I couldn't agree more that the internet and Tony's site
AND this list have improved my knowledge AND my stillin' by 3 orders of
magnitude, at least... and I'm STILL just a potstiller.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
>From: "Mark" <markgofast@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Distillers] Re: Scrubbers
>Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 02:55:27 -0000
>--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Hubble" <zymurgybob@...>
> I run my potstill output through an
> > alcoholometer, and I commonly start spirit run at 78%. > Zymurgy
>Bob, 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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