Re: collect foreshots with heads? keep a tails buffer?
- you assume right! i strip in a fractionating still or double distill
or use a VM head. stripping it is a great way to experiment with your
still to see how it works under different conditions. i dont mind bad
output since it will all be redistilled anyway so i vary the run a
lot to see what happens.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rodmacd2000" <rmacdoug@s...>
> John gives no rational in this publication about why a dilute
> solution might result in a purer alcohol although I know he is
> strong advocate of a pure tasteless odorless vodka.is
> All the same the concensus from this forum seems to be that there
> no problem with using a high strength solution for the spirit run.<viciousblackout@y...>
> One last question from me: How the hell do you get 85% from a
> stripping run? I assume you don't use a straight pot still so
> presumably you're doing your stripping under conditions of quite a
> bit of reflux?
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "peter_vcb"
> > Hi Rod
> > very interesting that John Stone recommends diluting, does he go
> > to give any theroetical reasons why it is better? do Tony, Mikeor
> > anybody have any comments on this? when i started out i toomet
> > it was best to dilute between runs, the few local people i have
> > who distilled years ago did dilute but didnt know why, its justlittle
> > they were told to do. the reason i thought people diluted was
> > to "rinse" the bad stuff out (and cover elements). reasoning that
> > bad stuff will stay behind in the water, so if there is very
> > water the bad stuff will stay in the alcohol and come over withit.
> > as far as i know commercial whiskey distillers do not dilute. i%
> > cannot see the point of people stripping to a high% and then
> > down, i would prefer to distill at a faster rate (less RR) to the
> > want to end up at. i collected to 97C in my fractionating still
> > ended up with 25l @ 55%. i have about 3 gallons of 95% too. imnow
> > wondering whether to pass the 55% through again or not.
> > Peter