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43347Re: [new_distillers] Quality Spirits

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  • Jim Graves
    Feb 23, 2013
      Please make sure you let you product set overnight, uncovered (just a cloth over it) before you judge your end result.  I am running now and get in a 12 gal batch, about a quart of heads, three quarts hearts and the tails I stopped at 40% and got thee quarts of them.  A very destinctive smell from each of the three.  Today after letting them set over night, there is very little odor, smell, scent what ever you want to call it and a very destinctive taste between them.  I mix them all back together and make apple pie and it is running around 110-115% and boy is it GOOD!

      Moral of the story is: don't be to quick to say something is not up to your standards, and if it isn't, lower your standards!!!!!
      James D. Graves
      Ravenwood Solutions, llc.

      From: last2blast <last2blast@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:02 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Quality Spirits

      As a test, I purchased 200 ml of the cheapest vodka from a local liqueur store as a base for my first finish run. Now I have a good idea what not to keep as drinkable spirits. That one small sip gave me a headache, so it has to be heads that was nasty stuff.

      If you are a newbie to distillation like myself, I would suggest that you go out and sample the cheapest spirits you can find as a means of knowing what you don't want to produce from your still.


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