FW: [Distillers] Glenn
- Jack writes ....
>I'm a "pot-stiller" - I use an enlarged ice water/wok type of still, so a
thermometer cannot be used- I just go by volume. With a mash starting at
about 5 to 10%abv, do the first run, and collect 1/3 of the total mash volume
(I.e. Put 3 gallons of mash in the still, keep collecting until you get one
gallon out of it). On the second run, I collect one fourth of the total I
put in. I.e. distill 2 gallons (8 liters) of low wines, keep collecting until
I get 1/2 gallon (2 liters). I also collect heads on the second run at a
rate of 150ml to 200ml per each five gallons of (starting) mash volume.
Making sure a thermometer is reading the same every time I do a run was too
much of a hassle.