Re: [new_distillers] Re: Pot or Reflux for Whiskey? Thumper???
- Is there any advantage in using a column, empty or partially packed, on
a "pot" still for whiskey and apple brandy? If so, how long a column
would people suggest? Could a reflux column be used with some or all of
the packing removed, and the reflux condenser closed off? Or is it
better to forget a column of any kind for this, and stick with a very
simple pot still?
> A thumper is the horizontal equivalent to a column 'plate'. An
> alternative would be 100mm of scourers in a vertical 50mm copper tube.
> --- In email@example.com, "Bill Miller" <bill1burp@...>
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian Bohannon" <bbb511us@>
>>> I am interested is trying my hand at distilling some whiskey but I
>>> can't decide from everything I have read between a pot or reflux
>>> still. Which do most prefer? I am a JD Black Label drinker.
>> I would have to agree. A pot still is your best choice. My question for
>> the rest of the folks is this. Would a thumper before the coils give
>> even more flavor?