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Re: Distilling question

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  • waljaco
    Cut off points http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/6928 wal
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 18, 2010
      Cut off points

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/6928

      wal

      --- 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?
      >
      > Also...
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Thanks
      >
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