14949Re: Pot Still Temps with Corn Wash
- Mar 12, 2005I found the picture of something close to the photo,in home
distillers I think ( It's been a long time and a lot of liters).
And copied it.(well a version of what I saw anyway)
Works great for checking your percentages and cuts.
I think Harry is describing something like this.
Would like to see a pic if you have one .
Look in Photos Constant %
, Rana Pipiens <ranawater@y...>
> > Thanks Harry. So the %abv is more useful in making the cuts
>> Yup. Get accurate readings on the alcometer. There's an oldbeak'.
> instrument you don't see much of nowadays called a 'parrot's
> Basically it's a tube closed at the bottom and with a spillovervessel.
> (shaped like a bird's beak) at the top, into the collection
> The alcometer floats in this tube and the takeoff from thepotstill
> condenser is fed into the tube. Readings are checked periodicallycollection
> and when the correct percentages are reached, you switch
> 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.
> regards Harry
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