32182Re: Still sizing?
- Nov 3, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dan" <ulynch@...> wrote:
>Yes and No, In my experience running such a small amount would yield
> --- In email@example.com, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@>
> > Sugar gives a good
> > product faster in my opinion but there is still something to be said
> > for the Purist who likes to do it the old fashion way: Grain,
> > Fruit,Molasses,Pot Still,Oak and TIME.
> And that's where I'd like to go with this - as close to traditional
> methods as I can stand. I suspect there will some frustration with
> that approach, and temptation to take shortcuts (sugar wash,
> flavoring, reflux stills, etc), but right now anyway, my interest is
> as much in the craft and art of the hobby as in the final product.
> I'm looking forward to a lot of trial and error :-)
> > 14lbs of malt to six gallons water should give you just over a
> > gallon
> > of low wines so 3 of these batches should be plenty to give you what
> > you are looking for.
> So if I understand correctly, a second run of 1 gal of ~20% ABV low
> wines should result in about 1L of product at 65-70% ABV?
maybe 500-750ml of good product as the window for the middle run would
be quite small and cuts very hard to distinguish the transitions.
> So to arrive at 2-3L final output, I would need a still that can run
> about 18 gallons in the first distillation. Sound about right?
> other option would be to make multiple runs in a smaller still.As I mentioned before I use a 8 gallon boiler and employ your "other
option" of multiple Strip runs to get the required amount of low wines
for a spirit run. However if you can find and afford a boiler of 18
gallon size go for it. On the other hand the advantage to a smaller
6-8gallon pot rig is (if it and its condenser are efficient) you can
do a strip run in 2-3 hours leaving the rest of the Day or night for
enjoying as you please. Then take a Saturday or Sunday for a nice
slow spirit run.
> Thanks again for chiming in!
> - Dan
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