Re: Adding water to mash to distill
- heh heh! damn Harry you are as mean as me.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...>
> --- In email@example.com, "stillfritzed"here
> <jimmyjoebob@t...> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > Got a question which I probably should know the answer... but
> > am anyhow.
> > I've a reflux still with 50L beer keg boiler with internal
> > elements. It takes about 8L just to cover the elements, and I
> > realize the chances of BOOM are significant if they're exposed
> > heating.
> > My question. Assume I had 10L of mash at 10% abv, and
> > yields 1L of alcohol. If I added 5L of water to the mix (just
> > to distilling) to ensure the elements remained covered, would I
> > expect to yield 1L of alcohol at comparable proof? I'm just not
> > if adding the water somehow mixes with the available alcohol and
> > dillutes it.
> > Your experience is appreciated.
> The extra water does dilute the alcohol. It does not destroy it.
> The available alcohol is still 1 litre. To use an analogy, if you
> put a bucket of sand and a penny into a big container, then add a
> cupfull more sand, will you only get half a penny back when you
> separate the mix?
> regards Harry