Practical Distillation - UK sources of info
- Hi all,
My apologies to anyone who wanted a copy of that Excel Mash
Efficiency Spreadsheet, I think the problem is occurring once an e-mail
& attachment got into the Onelist system - if you want a copy e-mail me
& I'll send direct.
As practical home distillation is not encouraged in this part of
the world information is a bit hard to come by but the following is
freely available & makes interesting reading:
Distillation of Alcohol & De-Naturing - FB Wright 1918
Manufacture of Whiskey, Brandy & Cordials - I Hirsch 1937
Practical Distiller - L Monzert 1889
Fairly historical information & tending to deal with rather
larger quantities than the home distiller might usually consider
practical, but interesting all the same. All three reprinted by Lindsay
Publications Inc & available from Camden Miniature Steam Services
The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still - VR Gingery - 1994
Practical instructions & plans for building a reflux still. Available
from Camden Miniature Steam Services
The Craft of House Brewing - C La Pensee 1996 - Publ Montag but I think
available via BruPak
Primarily dealing with home brew beer but a good section on yeast
The Historical Companion to House Brewing - C La Pensee 1990 - Publ
Montag but I think available via BruPak
Again, primarily dealing with beer brewing but interesting chapters on
home malting of barley.
Yeast Culturing for the Homebrewer - Rog Leistad 1996 - Publ Private but
available via BruPak
An excellent guide to propagation, long term storage & use of brewing
Instructions, Methods, Hints & Recipes for the Mk 13 Still - Spirits
Unlimited, Auckland, NZ.
V.interesting, a prime source of 'how to' information. Not sure how
you'd get a copy, may be some of the NZ newsgroup members could talk to
SU nicely & include it on one of their web sites ?????
Camden Miniature Steam Services, Barrow Farm, Rode, Bath, Somerset BA3
6PS Tel 01373 830151
Montag Publications - 6 Minster Av, Beverly, HU17 0NL
BruPaks - 2 Kennedy Av, Fixby, Huddersfield HD2 2HJ Tel 01484 841116
e-mail brupaks@..., http:\\www.brupaks.demon.co.uk
(BruPaks deal only wholesale but their products are available through
most home brew shops, contact them for your nearest dealer).
A very practical reflux still design by Bob Lennon can be found
at: http:\\homestead.dejanews.com/user.boblennon/Page1a.html & although
using imperial measurements I am told that similar metric sizes are
available from good UK plumbing material or non-ferrous metal suppliers.
A question from me, has anyone found a suitable alternative to
Rashig rings for use in a reflux still tower ?? I've heard of broken car
windscreen bits being used & Gingery uses glass marbles, any other