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Re: [Distillers] Does it work? Is it safe?

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  • Ray Toms
    Hi Freezing the water out of alcohol is an accepted method of increasing alcohol strength, however it is a little more complicated than pouring the alcohol off
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 26, 2000
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      Hi
      Freezing the water out of alcohol is an accepted method of increasing
      alcohol strength, however it is a little more complicated than pouring the
      alcohol off the frozen water, it needs to be spun off using a drill or some
      other method. The problem is that when you distil to achieve that result you
      can throw away the heads and tails, (the light alcohols that are given off
      at the start of distillation and the heavier fusel oils that are driven off
      with high temperature distillation) freezing removes neither. I have tasted
      alcohol a few times made by this method and none of the attempts I would
      consider fit to drink although the person who did it seemed reasonably happy
      with the results although even he ended up buying a still.
      Regards
      Ray

      drumstik9999@... wrote:

      > I read that you can just put fermented mash in a plastic jug in the
      > freezer until the water freezes and then pour out the alcohol. This
      > seems like a much simpler way of distilling, but I question the
      > purtity of the alcohol. Maybe if you repeated the action several
      > times... If anyone knows please reply.
      >
      > P.S. It seems that if this way really did work, and worked well,
      > then why would anyone go through the trouble of making stills?
      >
      >

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      Ray Toms Moonshine Supplies, Taupo. New Zealand.
      http://moonshine.co.nz
      Home Brewing Equipment and Suppliers.
      Specialists in all aspects of Home Distillation and Wine/Beer Making.
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