Re: [Distillers] Re: worm condenser
The aluminum pot I'd used was also a low quality "turkey fryer" pot. Kind of a rough finish on the inside and nearly impossible to get completely clean. Not only was the wash metallic, but pretty sour too.
--- On Thu, 3/17/11, tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
Subject: [Distillers] Re: worm condenser
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 6:54 AM
I agree with you completely about aluminum and beer. I'm an allgrain brewer and use only stainless and food-safe polymers. For distilling, however, since there are no volatile aluminum compounds to come over in the vapor, I think it's a different game.
Honestly, I've had extremely clean and "sweet" spirits, and in 40 years, no-one has ever mention any off or metallic taste.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, roger shattuck <happy.feat@...> wrote:
> I've had really bad results brewing beer in an aluminum pot. Really metallic tasting wash
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> w
> Sometimes it's the simple things that work best. Cheers.Howdy.
> regards Harry
Sorry for the time lag in responding. Beside hauling water,I only have rare access to the internet @ my neighbors place.
I agree about the simple things, that and the idea of conserving heat has started me thinking about preheating my wash by using it to condense the vapor. Anyone have any ideas about that? I think I'll need to have another capped vessel that goes to another flake stand to recover vapors I want. I think I may just be describing a thumper. Thoughts?