Re: [Distillers] Couple of questions
- Smart thinking Adam.... i also wonder if freezing the
wash would eliminate most of the fusels. At least then
you would know for sure that your end product would be
as pure as you could get it and you wouldn't have to
worry about over distilling ! I guess the hard part
would be getting the freezing temperature just right
so the separation could take place !
--- Adam Katsuragi <eva_unit_04@...> wrote:
> 1. I think it was Tony that mentioned a__________________________________________________
> redistributor plate. For
> the size of the stills being mentioned, would parts
> of the sides of a
> stainless-steel kitchen grater do?
> 2. To help dodge those bloody fusel oils and other
> crap, why not
> freeze the wash first (eg to -5 deg c)? Since (I
> think) the fusel
> oils have a higher freezing point than water, they
> would stay behind
> with (some of) the water as ice (again, no practical
> experience here).
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>2. To help dodge those bloody fusel oils and other crap, why notNope, wouldn't work. Of the couple listed with melting points at http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/methanol.htm#fusel ...
>freeze the wash first (eg to -5 deg c)? Since (I think) the fusel
>oils have a higher freezing point than water, they would stay behind
>with (some of) the water as ice (again, no practical experience here).
methanol = -97.8 C
(ethanol = -114.1 C)
isopentyl = -117 C
pentanol = -78 C
They're all pretty cold, and too close to ethanol.