Re: Repost of an earlier posting that I should have never posted.
- Thanks for the reply.
Right now I am just trying to get the hang of distilling. I want to
see it in practice until I get a better feel of things like cleaning
the rig, making a wash, cuts and heat management. I have no intention
of drinking it yet. I am open to any tips to get me started.
--- In email@example.com, joe giffen <joegiffen@...>
>been fermented, with a pot still you will get something although
> What are you trying to make?, One can distil anything that has
alcoholic it may or may not taste good. I sugest that you study
more and try to make neutral spirit.
> newstillhead <newstillhead@...> wrote:
> First I would like to apologize for my seemingly babbling
> in my last 2 posts titled " Help with a first wash / run with ABVof
> the wash and temp " and "(Spell checked Help with a first wash /run
> with ABV of the wash and temp" I was up late and had a few beersa
> prior to writing the posting. (This was NOT while working on the
> still). This will not happen in the future.
> I have a new (my first) rig, a pot still I made from a Keg and have
> few questions before I do my first real run in it.favorite
> Here is the recipe I am using that I got from the
> www.homedistiller.org site.
> One of my favorite recipes is simple: in a 5-gal (20L) bucket throw
> in 10-12 pounds (5kg) of white sugar, pour 2 1/2gal. (10L) of near
> boiling water in and stir well. Then mix 2 gal. (8L) of your
> fruit juice. I've found that the more exotic the fruit the betterwell
> flavor you get. toss a good sized handful of yeast on top, stir
> cover the bucket and leave in a warm place for 2 weeks. Siphon intoa
> your still and cook at 180 degrees F (82C) and collect the spirit.
> One way to tell when to stop is when the liquid will no longer burn
> bright blue flame.the
> Total cost us without tax = $9.50 + water.
> I have already done a cleaning and pure water run with no issues
> (Other then finding minor leaks in the rig that I patched around
> top of the keg) and am getting ready to actually try a realto
> distilling run...
> I have 2 questions.
> 1 - How much should I expect to collect on the first run? I intend
> add all the collection to a second batch and redistill it.burner?
> The Air lock shows it is actively giving off CO2 (This is a good
> thing). So the wash should be ready in 2 weeks for a Saturday run.
> 2 - Are there any tricks to when to turn the heat down on the
> My thermometer is at the base of the still head where it will
> measure the temp of the steam just as it enters the condenser
> It is a nice digital piece that has an alarm as I saw suggested. Mynow.
> rig will heat 4 US gallons from tap water temp to steam 208 F in
> aprox 30 minutes.
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