Re: Thumper and purity questions
- --- In email@example.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.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
> >I had asked Pint about this some time ago. At the time he had told me
> > Thanks, God bless ~
that a 1/2 gallon Pickle jar was his "weapon" of choice.
Read through this thread.
Heres the one.