Re: WOW what a ride
- Okey thanks Bill,
It sounds like your still isnt leaking so what worried me when I hear
someone getting "light headed" during distilling means either your
sipping off the "profits" LOL or your still is leaking or if your
doing propane, theres not enough ventillation.
Just as a precaution, I would put a fan in back of your still
pointing towards the garage door in the future.
Better to be safe then sorry thing i have :):):).
Vino es Veritas,
--- In email@example.com, "BILL1BURP" <bill1burp@...>
> I ended up with about a gallon if stripped alcohol. I used propane
> gas burner for the heat.
> Here are my notes on my process yesterday.
> Bring the still up to about 177F.
> Your first 100 ml you need to throw out (foreshots)
> Your second 100 ml you need to pull for your heads.
> Then run all the way to 190F degrees and collect everything.
> The still will set at the temp for a while and then will raise
> 2 degrees every 15 to 20 minutes. No need to adjust the flame. Itof
> will take care of it by itself.
> When you hit 203F you are done.
> After the 3 batches were done I had 300 ml of foreshots and 300 ml
> 45% ABV on the first batch
> 51% ABV on the second batch
> 50% ABV on the third batch
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jamesonbeam1"
> <jamesonbeam1@> wrote:
> > Bill,
> > Just a concern here - how much distillate did you end up with in
> > and what are you using to boil it - electric or gas?
> > Vino es Veritas,
> > Jim.
> > --- In email@example.com, "Bill Miller" <bill1burp@>
> > wrote:
> > ___snip___
> > > First batch 45% ABV
> > > Second batch 51% ABV
> > > Third batch 50% ABV
> > >
> > > I did this in my garage and had the garage door open just a bit
> > > ventilation. I still got a bit light headed at the end of the
> > run.
> > ___snip___