RE: [Distillers] new still cummin'...Debbie
- Just the heat of the vapor going into it. Thumper is too hot to touch when
it starts to force vapor thru the condenser. It actually makes a thumping
noise and vibrates from the vapor being forced thru the liquid you place in
the te thumper.
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From: Tony & Elle Ackland [mailto:ackland@...]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 5:46 AM
To: 'Deb'; Distillers@onelist. com
Subject: RE: [Distillers] new still cummin'...Debbie
> I know ours has a thumper. without the thumper you would have toO' Hubby of Deb,
> cook your mash twice to get the same alcohol content and smoothness. We
> always put some of the first runnings in the thumper to increase alcohol
> content. Not sure how or why this works--hubby could answer you better
> about the thumper.
I'm still a little confused as to how the Thumper actually works. From the
sounds of it, to be getting 170-190 proof, from a single pass, its as
though the thumber is effectively doing a second distillation for ya. Does
it have a heat source under it, or is it just the heat of the vapour coming
into it ?