RE: [Distillers] calling all pot still users
> Hmmmmm . . . for my 2L runs, I discard the first 50ml, but for your 3L runsGoing by the Kiwi distillers guide:
> you toss only 10ml. How did you come up with this number?
> Your Brother in Magick,
> Rev. David M. Cunningham
"Be ruthless about tossing the first 50 mL (off a 20L wash) that you collect, as this contains any methanol (causer of hangovers "
I chuck a little more than necessary as my coils aren't quite straight and it tends to splut out the first 10ml until the flow settles down to a steady stream. I've found that the heads coming through after that are desirable as I usualy do Eau de vie so I'm not interested in getting a neutral spirit
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- << Going by the Kiwi distillers guide: "Be ruthless about tossing the first
50 mL (off a 20L wash) that you collect, as this contains any methanol
(causer of hangovers " >>
This is a good rule of thumb when working with a reflux/refractioning still,
but when working with a pot still you tend to have more "nasties" come over.
This number should be increased with a pot still.
I admit that I know that I am throwing out a bit more than what I could try
to save, but for my product, I'm willing to do that.
This is interesting. I'm going to have to experiment a bit to see if my
numbers are correct for my still. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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