RE: [new_distillers] newbie
It could be a number of things.
1) Was it a good fermentation - did you keep the temperature constant at
around 20C (68F), did it bubble strongly for a couple of days. Did it taste
ok when it was finished (should be agreeable, not nasty (infection?) or too
sweet (unfermented sugars present). Did you happen to measure the specific
gravity of it before & after fermentation ?
If the fermentation didn't go well, then little point in progressing.
Gotta have the alcohol there before you can distil it.
2)When you transfered it into the still, were you carefull not to get too
much of the sediment/yeast carried over into it (this will burst when
heated and give a bad smell)
3) The temperature you want to measure is the vapour temperature. For a
pot still, this will get up to around 90C (194F) when running.
4)Did you stop collecting the distillate once the tails started coming over
? If you collect these, it'll ruin what you've got. Read the
http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/dtw.htm page carefully & a couple
5) How much did you start with ? How much distillate did you collect ?
6) Don't throw anything away yet - thats the beauty of distilling - you can
generally redistill any mistakes and turn them honest.
From: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS) [SMTP:Tony.Ackland@...]
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> ----------I am in the U.S. and have had to try to make a still on the sly, So
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far the only product that I can get to come out of my (extremely)
modest pot still is quite foul smelling and I am sure nasty tasting.
I used sugar water and cracked corn with bakers rapid rise yeast in
to make whiskey. Has anybody got any help for me? I am already
making a MUCH better still and just need some good ideas for liquor.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tyrell Hicks <hick7761@...> wrote:
>lots of recipes and informal sites but none wit actual material lists on their stills. check out homedistiller.org/ lots of information there
> Also a newbie, I'm looking for the same exact things...plans & recipes.
> Please share if you find something useful.
> Thanks in advance.