Re: Strip Run (Thanks Tony)
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)"
> Frank - a stripping run is when you first run the wash through astill in a quick manner. This can either be through a crude pot
still, or through a reflux column but without worrying about using
any reflux. The idea is just to knock out most of the water there -
eg turn 24L at 10% into 6L at 40%. The 6L is then redistilled again,
but this time taking care.
>wash, but only have a 30L still - do the stripping runs first, and
> This has plenty of advantages - if you want to make say 100L of
then only end up with 25L of brew to spend the time & attention on.
Its an ideal way of not having to use high % turbo yeasts - just use
simple bread yeast, make only 5% washes, and use the stripping runs
to remove most of that water. It also means that you can remove a
lot of the flavours, say from still having cloudy wash etc, and
remove all that prior to doing the carefull run. Also, if your
reflux column doesnt do high %, then by doing the stripping run, and
starting the secound round already at 40%, you've given your column a
bit of a leg up.
>find it handy.
> Not everyone finds it usefull, I personally dont do it. But others