RE: [Distillers] Distilling when to stop
- John, depending on the size of your wash, the type of still, and the
original alcohol content of your wash, there will always be a large amount
of wash left. Remember you are only taking the alcohol out. If you have a
wash that is 20%, 20 litres, and you are using a pot still that should
produce about 1 litre of alcohol per kilogram of sugar.Therefore if you have
put down a wash of 20 litres, with 4.5kg of sugar, then you will take off
about 4.5 litres @ around 45-50%. The balance left in the still will have no
alcohol left in it, so toss it out. It makes good weedkiller.
regards Pete from Brewers Barn
From: elson@... [mailto:elson@...]
Sent: Monday, 4 December 2000 00:41
Subject: [Distillers] Distilling when to stop
Ive just built a still of copper and stainless steel. what my
question is when do you know when all the alcohol is exstracted from
the base that is being boiled?
Q2 If I test the base before I distill and for example it reads 20%
does that out of 25lts I should get 5lts of proof alcohol?
The reason that Iask is I used the still and there seemed to be about
3/4 of the bucket left.
Any advise will be appreciated