Re: Heads and Tails
--- In email@example.com, "castillo.alex2008" <castillo.alex2008@...> wrote:
> I know you can recycle your heads and tails when you have a big amount
> of them either as an all heads or all tails run, but can you mixed the
> two of them when you have a big amount and have a heads-tail run?
..........Yes. Commonly calles a "feints" run. You can also mix heads/tails (aka "feints") in the one separation receiver (see drawing). Dilute this with water to 27% a/v to release the dissolved undesirable oils & proteins from solution. The oils will float & the proteins will sink (given time). You can now drain the cleared feints and recycle them in your next spirit run at a rate of about 30% of the spirit run charge volume. This ensures flavour consistency and uniformity between batches, and recovers a lot of usable ethanol & congeners.
> you need to take more heads and tails from it (I assumme no foreshots
> need to be taken out since all of them are long gone in the spirits
If doing an all-feints run, then yes do another heads cut and throw the resulting heads away or use it as ant-killer/barbecue starter or whatever.