Re: [new_distillers] new boy on the block.
If you want to improve your poteen I suggest using a high
activity activated carbon for post treatment. The use of a thumper keg will
also certainly help as you are getting the benefit of a simple second
distillation. Also try dropping the final distillate through the air into
the receiver. This helps remove one or two of the more volatile elements .
From: maurice161gbr@... <maurice161gbr@...>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2000 1:31 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] new boy on the block.
>hello folks...im new to the web and have just found this
>group........ ive been making poteen for years..just learned by
>trial and error...I use sugar. treacle. and water along with dried
>bakers yeast..I keep everything well sterilised..I mix the wash up
>at a specific gravity of 1068. and ferment at a temp of about 78f.
>I ferment in 26 gallon plastic barrels and keep the lids on till
>the end of the ferment...about two weeks I let it settle for a few
>days without heat.I then syphon it off into the still body. the body
>is a stainless steel beer keg..and the head is two winemakers demi-
>johns one on top of the other..great for watching the progress of the
>distillation..I distill it twice through this setup and the spirit is
>crystal clear after this...the spirit is light and not oily although
>it has off flavours that I would love to get rid of...after seeing
>this group I now see hope of getting the process right.. re the
>thumper keg I think that the advantage of the thumper keg would be
>that a lot of the the distillation would be away from the heat source
>and so help the flavour of the spirit as the flame of the heat source
>supposedly causes decomposition compounds such as furforols to
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