- Mike wrote:
> I prefer to go the full reflux route and start with absolutely pureI am in the process of putting together a reflux unit as described on a
site: http://stillmaker.dreamhost.com/ (very informative for construction)
I have nearly all the copper put together...now am figuring out the
cookpot configuration. You see, I want to utilize a keg that I have for
both a spirit still pot as well as a brew pot for beer; so dualtiy is of
the essence in this educational research and science project.
>then add bits and pieces to achieve the results I want.Now here is a point I am not too familiar with aside from all the
netvertiements for such flavorings. Is it really really true that if I
distill some clear 'hol from a reflux, that if I merely add soem of
these flavorings, I can have a product good enuf for serving to my
brother-in-law with a bit of aging (not that he isn't old enuf...but the
shine I mean).
> I just feel more in command of my destiny that way. Purely a personalI will probably be giving this a whirl befor I get a full blown multi
pot pot still together and go the long route. I would like to give it a
go, though, since I am not only interested in whiskey and scotch, but
also slivawiz (my spelling may be funky too) which is a 'stilled
fermented plum concoction (if you didn't know) which is quite tasty.
> Others like the challenge of following the traditionalI think I imagine (or is that I imagine I think?...none-the-less [slurp,
> route and use a pot still that gives a product containing around 80%
> or so of ethanol and a bunch of other goodies that make poteen so
> popular amongst the Irish.
slurp]) that potting it, as opposed to fluxing it, keeps those flavors
(or imourities as some may call it) and gives it the body, flavor and
> The end result either way is satisfactoryI guess that is where we all want to go; and if it's the easier route by
"flux and flavor", what the heck...gives me more time for brewing
> to the maker, that person being defined as the one most interestedAs long as it's safe and won't make me go blind.
> in finding the product of their labours the best stuff ever made!!!
Thanx for the welcome and hope to chat again soon.
(PS...not from Luxenborg or where ever I said I was from so as to send
the ATF on a wild goose chase.)