Re: Pot Stills
- Thanks Mason and Jim, I hadn't read your replies until just now. I am
kind of new to the forum process. Anyway I just finished running off
the mash I was talking about in my previous post. I have been reading
a ton of info at the web site and from a CD rom I got from e-bay also
a book I bought simply called "Moonshine". Again, anyhow, I collected
the first 1.5 ounces from the still considering I was only running
off 4.5 liters, and threw that out, it did have a very harsh and
almost over whelming smell. My thermometer is accurate, but the
spirit doesn't begin to flow until about 189 degrees F. However I
still tossed out the first 1.5 ounces or so, and collected the heads
and middle, and just got rid of the tails. I was very suprised at the
amount, I collected in total 24 ounces! I sampled a very small amount
and really was suprised at the flavor, very fruity, yet strong. I
checked it with my alcometer and it showed 53% abv. I again sampled
some after carbon filtering, and with some apple juice and sugar and
I must say it was very fine. I have the hydrometer but didn't take a
reading off of that mash first, so I was shooting in the dark. I
started another mash yesterday this time using store bought
unsweetend apple juice and then added sugar. Before pitching the
yeast, the hydrometer reading was 1.140. So we shall see. When I get
this figured out alittle more I will make a little larger batches.
Thank you for you replies, and I'm sure you will be hearing more from
me very soon, however I am going to change my user name to something
more up this alley! Thanks.
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> started another mash yesterday this time using store boughtAre you sure about the 1.040? What was the total volume and amount of
> unsweetend apple juice and then added sugar. Before pitching the
> yeast, the hydrometer reading was 1.140. So we shall see. When I get
> this figured out alittle more I will make a little larger batches.
> Thank you for you replies, and I'm sure you will be hearing more from
> me very soon, however I am going to change my user name to something
> more up this alley! Thanks.
sugar? Thats a really high starting gravity. If its correct then I
hope you used a good HIGH GRAVITY yeast like EC1118. That gravity
comes out to about 18% potential.