RE: [Distillers] How much?
- Yes johan, i missed the mark,it's actually a whole lot less than that,
From: Johan Hemberg [mailto:hemberg@...]
Sent: Friday, 22 December 2000 02:03
Subject: Re: [Distillers] How much?
1-2% methanol? is this really right? sound very much to me.
> Hey guys, the amount to discard, is as Tony says, directly related to thehave
> batch being distilled.ie if you are doing one 20-25litre batch, then we
> one lot of "nasties" to deal with, As we are generally using a sugar basedare
> wash, then the methanol produced is minimal, maybe 1-2%.Therefore if we
> distilling a wash containing the results of two yeasts, then we take twoare
> lots of about 50-75ml each,ie 100-150ml. However as Tony mentions, if we
> using a wash based on a vegetable, or a grain, then there will be a muchwithin
> greater content of Cellulose, which translates to a larger production of
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony & Elle Ackland [mailto:Tony.Ackland@...]
> Sent: Thursday, 21 December 2000 06:45
> To: 'Distillers'
> Subject: RE: [Distillers] How much?
> ..while discarding the first 50ml of each 4.5 ltr run.
> Pilch, a good rule-of-thumb is to discard 50 mL per 20L wash.
> You should also have a fair idea by watching the temperature as to if you
> want to collect more or not.
> If you see the temperature hesistate as its going through the 60's-early
> 70's, this is the methanol (if present) coming off. If its all over
> the first 10-20 mL, then the temperature continues climbing up into thewith
> 80's, then you're doing OK (discard 50 mL to play safe).
> If however the temperature doesn't start climbing again until well after
> the first 50 mL/20L (maybe using a pot still, or fermented say berries
> a high pectin content), then discard more, until you see the temperatureup
> to the 80's
> By temperature, I mean the vapour temperature just prior to the final