RE: [Distillers] scent of ethanol
What kind of wash are you using? If you have a floral smell then this is ethyl acetate, ethanol smells usually only of booze, which has a boiling point 1C below ethanol so if reflux distilling collect and discard the first 50 mls as fore-shots then collect heads until the smell disappears and combine with tails for re-distilling later usually around 200mls? Your nose will tell you then collect your hearts at between 78C and 79C slowly and use temperature and ABV testing (good if you have a parrots beak) then cut to tails when ABV and temp indicate.
Alcohol boiling (Vaporizing) Temperatures
- Acetone 56.5C (134F)
- Methanol (wood alcohol) 64C (147F)
- Ethyl acetate 77.1C (171F)
- Ethanol 78C (172F)
- 2-Propanol (rubbing alcohol) 82C (180F)
- 1-Propanol 97C (207F)
- Water 100C (212F)
- Butanol 116C (241F)
- Amyl alcohol 137.8C (280F)
- Furfural 161C (322F)
This is my opinion and if I am wrong I will be corrected I am sure...
From: Distillers@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Distillers@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of gksdiesel
Sent: Thursday, 14 August 2008 3:45 p.m.
Subject: [Distillers] scent of ethanol
I am looking for advise on how to remove the scent of ethanol. The
ethanol should have no fragrance in order to extract the fragrance
from dried plant material.