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Re: Thumper and purity questions

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  • rye_junkie1
    ... search. ... I had asked Pint about this some time ago. At the time he had told me that a 1/2 gallon Pickle jar was his weapon of choice. Read through
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 15, 2008
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mstehelin" <mstehelin@...> wrote:
      > Most pot distillers are doomed to double distill. No big deal though.
      > Patience is a virtue. Especially in this hobby. A thumper will not
      > distill 2.0 times. Maybe you will get 1.5 to 1.75 times. The resident
      > thumper expert is Sherman Pint O Shine. He uses a thumper on all runs.
      > Try searching the distiller group too. After that go to
      > homedistiller.org and read more there. After that go to the forums in
      > home distiller and look for stuff there. Should cover all your basic
      > questions. From what I understand a thumper should be roughly 25% of
      > the volume of your run. So 20 l run. 5L thumper. Don't freak out if
      > it isn't exactly that ratio.
      > Cheers
      > M
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "bbr772" <jreb865@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I'm about to run my first mash through the still and I wanted to know
      > > if I use a thumper/doubler (I believe they're the same, correct me if
      > > I'm wrong) would it remove enough impurities and get my alcohol
      > > content up to 100 proof or higher or am I doomed to have to make this
      > > a stripping run and run the collected alcohol through again, even with
      > > a thumper?
      > >
      > > Also, how big would the thumper have to be at minimum? Running 5
      > > gallons wash, would a 1 quart mason jar be sufficient?
      > >
      > > My wash is a sugar wash with 5 gallons total and about 7lbs. sugar
      > > and has been fermenting for about 5 days.
      > >
      > > Sorry if these have already been answered and I missed it in my
      > >
      > > Thanks, God bless ~

      I had asked Pint about this some time ago. At the time he had told me
      that a 1/2 gallon Pickle jar was his "weapon" of choice.
      Read through this thread.
      Heres the one.

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