Re: My New Batch: Comments/Predictions
- Hey y'al,
So I think I goofed with my stripping run if the following is correct.
I stripped 8 gallons, discarded 150 ml (forshtos) per five gallons
and only retained about 1 1/2 gallons of the initial 8. Below
mentions keeping 1/3 volume and no mention of discarding forshots. I
have more to strip when the bubbling stops, but not for another week
or so the way its fermenting.
Questions...is this 1/3 volume correct? I retained what I had left in
the pot after shutting down; should I re-run this? I assume that the
percent notations noted below are abv. percentages; is this correct?
--- In email@example.com, "marquee.moon"
the homedistiller site is a little confusing about making
> cuts with a pot still,>
> For a rule of thumb, here are the cuts that I started out with.
> forshots- 150ml per 5 gallons wash
> heads- 250 ml per 5 gallons
> hearts- collect to 55% (or if no hydrometer, until the vapour/ still
> head temp is 92 centigrade)
> tails- collect to 10% (or if no hydrometer, until vapour/ still head
> temp is 99 c)
> (this is for the spirit run [second distillation] having previously
> stripped the wash to 1/3 of initial volume in first distillation)