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42314RE: [new_distillers] Re: Higher Alcohols

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  • Gavin Flett
    May 1, 2012
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      Ok, so even if the thermometer states that the temp is let's say 84C, if the distillate that comes out is 50-60%, this would still be considered hearts? Doesn't the propanol taste horrible, I don't know if it does, I'm just guessing it would.


      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      From: spdjnky_42@...
      Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:01:06 -0700
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Higher Alcohols

       

      Anything after hearts is tails. You can collect on a reflux run to about 40%. these will have bad odor and taste. You can recycle these into the next wash or toss them in the trash.


      From: gavinflett <gavin_flett@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 10:39 AM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Higher Alcohols

       
      Ok, again there is a mix up in terminology. Forget what I said about higher alcohols, I want to know about the Propanols 1&2, the part that comes of after the ethanol.

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, White Bear <sha_man_1@...> wrote:
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      > Gavin-
      >   These "Higher Alcohols" or Fore-shots, are poisonous.  They contain acetone, phenols, methanol and other nasties in proportion to the type and amount of mash made.  They are found in grain and fruit based mashes and are best cut from any of the alcohol collected for re-distillation or use.
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      >   A good use for the fore-shots is to start camp fires, inside a lighter, weed killer etc.  By all means do not drink them.  Be well
      > White Bear
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      > --- On Mon, 4/30/12, gavinflett <gavin_flett@...> wrote:
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      > From: gavinflett <gavin_flett@...>
      > Subject: [new_distillers] Higher Alcohols
      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, April 30, 2012, 12:04 AM
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      > What do you guys do with your Propanol portions as they come off the still. Are these supposed to be drinkable? Or do they get used as weed killer?
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      > I have mine separated and they don'e smell quite like the ethanol that came off. I'm wondering if I should be filtering these along with the ethanol or not.
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