Re: [Distillers] Re: Wine into Brandy
- --- On Sun, 3/27/11, Robert_Cutty66 <eolluinwe@...> wrote:
> There is no dial on it i just plug itUnfortunately, you've encountered the reason why Mr. Distiller works, but doesn't work *well* Being able to control the heat (with a dial, or controlling a flame) is extremely important to the quality of the spirit.
> into the wall and that it starts
If you stick with the exact setup you have going, an option would be to distill until you start seeing color and then stop. Take the results if this distillation and then cut it in half with plain drinking water; i.e. half drinking water, and half freshly distilled wine (the term for the first distillation of anything is "low wines").
Re-distill your water/low wines mix, but try this:
Gather together 10 containers
Whatever volume you got by distilling the wine the first time (500 ml, for example)...collect 1/10 of that (i.e. 50 ml) in each container.
From here, discard the contents of the first container (or save it for bug killer). Smell and taste each of the remaining 9 containers.
You may have something worth keeping in containers 4 (or 5) through 6 (or 7).
If you don't like any of them, put them all together again, add water like before, and try again.
Experiment a little.
Worst case scenario, perhaps you end up with some nice grape vodka :)