RE: [Distillers] Newbie qstn. Redistill after 1st run @68% or carbon treat?
> I've just completed my 1st run of 20 lrts Turbo Extra Yeast + 6kgWell done. Theres still a little of the alcohol that you haven't got hold
> sugar (inverted with citric acid), and collected about 3 ltrs of 68%
> out of my homebuilt pot still.
of - maybe not all the sugar fermented, or just coming to grips with the
still operation, but either way a great result for your first time !
Maybe we can offer some pointers ..
Did you measure your starting & finishing specific gravities in the wash
(if so, what were they) ?
What temperature/purity did you stop collecting the distillate ?
Can you describe your still & how it ran ?
> Very clear spirit, a wee bit yellowish, no deposits. Should IEither way will work. But its probably going to be a better result if you
> redistill this to get a cleaner spirit, or would it be all right to
> treat it with carbon (after diluting to 40%) . I want to make a
> neutral spirit to flavour later.
redistill it. This will take it up to about 83-85%. Even then it may
require some carbon to get a truely neutral spirit - but trust your
tastebuds on this one. Test it by diluting down to say 20-30% in a small
shot glass or snifter,and see what its like. You can carbon treat a 68%
spirit, but it may take a bit of time and carbon to get it really clean -
but again, it all depends on what your expectation of a neutral spirit is.