7174Re: More on "impossible results?"
- Mar 4, 2003"If I do a run with the starting percentage above 40% in the boiler
(when I'm doing a schnapps or gin run), I usually get a start at 84%."
this seems correct to me. on tonys site it says it should come out at
78% at the start with 40%.
if you have a large lyne arm you will get more than this. do you cool
your alcohol to 20C before measuring the %. if it is warm it can
change the readings dramatically giving a higher % than reality.
when you do a 17% run what is the overall % of all the distillate
mixed together? how many litres do you collect?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Snowblind Moose
<tonkay1@y...>" <tonkay1@y...> wrote:
> Thanx for your input Bryn! - but no, my "alchometer" is readingchecked
> percent (actualy it's both, one side % - the other proof). I
> it for acuracy by testing some comercially available " 40% Alchool"(
> I live in Canada)and it's within a hair. And, as I said in myfirst
> post on this subject, I was collecting "heads" at a steady 85.2Concentration
> degrees C. According to Mr. Ackland's "Dist. Temp. and
> Relationship" table, 82% is in the ballpark so to speak.high
> The table also indicates that my wort must've been an impossibly
> ABV. This is what's perplexing me.less
> This is the 1st time I've tried the "Prestige Pot Distillers Yeast"
> also, I don't know an acurate sugar content, as I can only guess at
> the content in the berries - and I used a lot of berries. (for more
> info - see my 1st post)
> p.s. I added the "tails" from a previous batch to the wort, but
> than a litre with a fairly low abv.wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Bryn Tucker <bryn@e...>
> > My pot still usually starts out at 78% output and generally runsboiler
> down at an increasing curve (meaning the % drops faster as the run
> continues) until about 60-58% when the percentage drops extremely
> rapidly. This happens when I do stripping runs, and second whisky
> runs with a start at about 30%.
> > If I do a run with the starting percentage above 40% in the
> (when I'm doing a schnapps or gin run), I usually get a start at84%.
> > I've never had a wort test above 17%.
> > Maybe your alcoholmeter is proof, not ABV?
> > 41% (82 proof) seems like a good number for a pot still run, and
> 12% (24 proof) is average for wort.
> > -Bryn
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <tonkay1@y...>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 10:26 AM
> > Subject: [new_distillers] More on "impossible results?"
> > > -Has anyone run their pot-still and had the finished product as
> > > as 82%?
> > >
> > > -Has anyones wort tested as high as the mid twenties?
> > >
> > > -Any theories would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > -Thanx!
> > >
> > > S.M.
> > >
> > >
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