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RE: [Distillers] rum distillation

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  • Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
    ... Basically yes - as the % in the pot decreases, the column effectiveness will slowly decrease too, and the vapour temperature increase/ purity decrease. It
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 30, 2002
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      > am i correct in saying that without changing power settings that as the alcohol level decreases for a certain temp. that the temp should rise acccordingly--or will i have to increase the power level for each degree of rise i want to gain

      Basically yes - as the % in the pot decreases, the column effectiveness will slowly decrease too, and the vapour temperature increase/ purity decrease. It all depends on the balance between power input, column effectiveness & height, etc - some stills will show it quite dramatically, others less so. If you're trying to target the higher temps for rum making, then either technique will work - eg either just sit and wait at the low power input, or inc the heat and make it all happen faster. The risk with doing it faster is that it may be too quick & you overshoot the mark & take it too far. The choice is yours.

      Tony
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