Re: [new_distillers] Re: Cretan Raki
- --- Harry <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
>Cheers Harry, url helps!
> You might be right Robert. Maybe nobody reads yer
> posts. Then
> again, maybe they couldn't find the photos. Links
> help. :-))
>next project! (after the rotator cuff op!)
> (and I must admit somewhat purely because of
> the "burco" boiler controler that seems to switch on
> and off quite slowly)
> ..................Lose it. It's a bi-metal strip
> switch. It'll
> only cause surge boiling and interfere with the
> distilling action.
> Get a sutronics burst-fire or similar. If you're
> any good with
> electronics, or know someone who is, there's
> schematics etc. in the
> files on distillers.
> ................Haven't seen it yet. Still noComing soon to a folder near here. Oh, and naturally
> digicam? Aside from
> people not reading yer posts, they won't lend yer
> anything either!
everyone hates me, won't lend me anything, and won't
read my posts, but I don't care, I have Raki!
>OK, here goes the summary of stuff:
> regards Harry
> Yeah, we want to know how re the raki.
Raki (aka tsikoudia) Cretan spirit similar to Italian
Grappa, ca 38-42percent.
grapes (preferably seedless) are pressed, and the
whole lot fermented to completion (min 20 days)at 20
The whole lot is tipped into the still (potstill) and
150kg grapes yields 25-30 litres of raki.
foreshots are 0.3-1.5percent/wt
tails about the same (distilled till 5percent EtOH)
tails are redistilled.
Cuts are by taste/smell
time is 2hours.
200-300kg wood used in the fire
the boiler is ca 40cm diam, 120cm high, filled to the
The head is shaped like an inverted smokers' pipe, ca
The condenser is either a straight or coiled tube
submerged in a water tank.
Thyme twigs are layed at the bottom prior to filling
the boiler to prevent the goods burning.
Heat up is "slow" to allow separation of the
The good should be sloppy.
That's the general summary. Salient points are:
All the grape pressings are used (ie not a byproduct
of wine making)
no, or at least no broken seeds to prevent meths
I'm going back in September, when I'll hopefully get
to see a distillation thru, for more refined info.
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