Re: Distilling question
- Cut off points
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <dangit5@...> wrote:
> I've heard that when you distill, you should discard the first 2 cups
> and the last two cups.
> Why should one do this?
> Depending on the amount of mash fermented, that can be quite a bit of
> the brew... lets say a person fermented 2 gallons and got at most 20%
> alchol content.... with that statement I was told, that's chucking
> out close to half what is being distilled.
> If one should throw out the heads and tails, what would be a more
> accurate percentage giving that the fermented mash could be 2
> gallons, or 100 gallons? ... tossing out 2 cups from the head and 2
> cups from the tails could be either too much or too little depending
> on the batch size.