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  • parkst5356
    if you do sugar washes using turbo yeasts with 21 litres of water and 8 kilos of sugar - on the packet it says 20% in 5 days. so say in theory you end up with
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      if you do sugar washes using turbo yeasts with 21 litres of water and
      8 kilos of sugar - on the packet it says 20% in 5 days. so say in
      theory you end up with 20% in your wash and you run it through a
      reflux still and achieve say 92% alcohol-what roughly would you expect
      to get after tossing the first 50 mils? i have been taking about 3 and
      a half litres and redistilling the remainder.i'm not smart enough yet
      to distinguish the tails, so after 3.5 litres i collect in 100 mil
      lots and stop when the temp starts to climb above 84 degrees.i could
      probably collect more but i've had enough by this time (sitting around)
      and i feel that i'm only wasting gas and water, so shut it down.what i
      wonder is am i redistilling good neutral spirit, so a rough guide on
      what to expect from above wash would be good to know. thanks for any
      help. paul
    • Harry
      ... and ... expect ... and ... yet ... could ... around) ... down.what i ... on ... any ... You re doing fine. Purists will tell you that anything above 79°C
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 2, 2006
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        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "parkst5356" <parkst5356@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > if you do sugar washes using turbo yeasts with 21 litres of water
        and
        > 8 kilos of sugar - on the packet it says 20% in 5 days. so say in
        > theory you end up with 20% in your wash and you run it through a
        > reflux still and achieve say 92% alcohol-what roughly would you
        expect
        > to get after tossing the first 50 mils? i have been taking about 3
        and
        > a half litres and redistilling the remainder.i'm not smart enough
        yet
        > to distinguish the tails, so after 3.5 litres i collect in 100 mil
        > lots and stop when the temp starts to climb above 84 degrees.i
        could
        > probably collect more but i've had enough by this time (sitting
        around)
        > and i feel that i'm only wasting gas and water, so shut it
        down.what i
        > wonder is am i redistilling good neutral spirit, so a rough guide
        on
        > what to expect from above wash would be good to know. thanks for
        any
        > help. paul
        >



        You're doing fine. Purists will tell you that anything above 79°C
        is 'tails'. However it depends on how 'neutral' you want your
        spirits. Many people collect in small jars the moment the temp
        begins to shift upwards, then use taste & smell to decide which to
        add and which to send to feints storage for next runnings. Up to 84-
        86°C there's still a lot of good alcohol, but it will have more
        congeners (flavinoids) the higher the temp. Use Tony's calculators
        as a guide to yields.
        http://homedistiller.org/wash-sugar.htm#yield


        Slainte!
        regards Harry
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