Re: [Distillers] slivovitz
- Tony and Jack,
Working on the supplied figures of 8 pounds of Plums
to 2 gals water and the fact that plums are about 11%
That equates to about 0.88 pounds of sugar to 2 gals
of water and a starting specific gravity (original
gravity) of 1.020.
Even with a final gravity of 0.990 (what we all aim
for) it equates to about 2.6 % Alc by Vol.
So distilled out to about 40% you'd end up with a
0.125 of a gal (2oz).... ie: not much.
Adding about 2 3/4 pounds of table sugar will give an
og of 1.084, an excellent start, and finish up around
11%. This should yeild about 1/4gal @ 88%.
--- Tony & Elle Ackland
> A question from Jack ...__________________________________________________
> I've been having trouble with this one- I've made it
> before with sugar and
> it's always come out just fine after two potstill
> runs- the batch I just
> finished tasted like unrefined sugar spirit- no plum
> flavor at all. I'm now
> fermenting 8 pounds of plums in two gallons of water
> (once it's done - I'll
> tell you how it tastes), but whenever I use this
> system (lotsa fruit, no
> sugar) I barely get enough drinkable spirit that
> it's almost not worth
> bothering. Would you happen to know of any
> slivovitz (plum brandy) recipes?
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