Most likely it will work OK. We need to remember that each and every
potstill is an individual. By having an empty column we in practise
simulate the onion and what not shaped things those big pot stills
have + lyne arms on upwards angle. In principle we are just creating
some reflux that runs down the walls of the column. As that is in
contact with the rising vapor we get somewhat higher ABV going up.
This is called internal reflux ratio for a pot still. SImilar effect
could be had with a very short packed column and adjustable reflux
condenser on top.
In practise this all means that you need to adjust your cuts to fit
your still. Those cut numbers given everywhere should only serve as a
starting point, the final adjustment you need to do by your tastebuds.
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> Hi All,
> I have just picked 10 kilograms of really ripe plums and turned
> into plum wine. I added some sugar to increase the alcohol as I
> that plums were only 10% sugar. It has fermented down to zero and
> ready to distill.
> I dont have a pot still but want to remove the packing from my 1.2
> meter 2" column and running it with no reflux.
> Will this simulate a pot still enough to get the flavour of the