Re: What to do with heads
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rye_junkie" <rye_junkie@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "scott6733" <scott@> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Enjoy reading all the info everyone gives. I have just finished my
> > run and all is good. I am only making neutral spirits with a goodheads
> > still and getting 95abv, so thats good but what do I do with the
> > and tails? I have read that some keep them and put them in the nextthe
> > run, but wouldn't this just increase the amount that I will get in
> > next run? I have also read , to keep them until I have about 10has
> > litres and then add 10 litres of water and run that. Also is no
> > alcohol collected above 92 degrees cel worth drinking?. I am only
> > getting a little bit anyway.
> > Next question might sound stupid but instead of making a mash that
> > to be filtered, strained or put through a washing machine, can'tAfter some thought I feel I should amend my post slightly. You said
> > liquids, essenses, fruit puree flavours and the like be added to a
> > simple sugarwash before it is distilled, if so, is there any recipes.
> > Scott
"Heads". I forget that some newbies sometimes combine the terms
Foreshots and Heads. To me they are NOT interchangeable. Foreshots
are the Low boiling point compounds like methanol that come out of the
still mostly (read higher concentrations)in the beginning. I always
take the first 100ml from a Pot of Reflux run and put them in my fuel
jug. This should be law for newbies. The "Heads" are next in line and
have a fruity smell for me anyway and although a high concentration of
them will probably give you a slight headache they are good to have in
your hooch as they are where alot of flavors come from.
Hope I didnt botch this up too bad.