14937Re: Pot Still Temps with Corn Wash
- Mar 12, 2005--- In email@example.com, Rana Pipiens <ranawater@y...>
> Thanks Harry. So the %abv is more useful in making the cuts thanthe temperature? Will just the hearts collected like you suggest
give a tasty product without blending in some of the heads and
tails? ( I am using a pot still for this distillation) I plan on
oaking the results. Rana
Yup. Get accurate readings on the alcometer. There's an old
instrument you don't see much of nowadays called a 'parrot's beak'.
Basically it's a tube closed at the bottom and with a spillover
(shaped like a bird's beak) at the top, into the collection vessel.
The alcometer floats in this tube and the takeoff from the potstill
condenser is fed into the tube. Readings are checked periodically
and when the correct percentages are reached, you switch collection
vessels between heads, hearts, & tails. It requires that the
takeoff feed be at or near the calibrated temp of the alcometer,
otherwise adjustment calculations need to be made.
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