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Re: Adapting a Pressure Cooker

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  • gff_stwrt
    Hello, Peggy, Distilling wine is perfectly ordinary; it makes brandy. Regards, The Baker
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 26, 2009
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      Hello, Peggy,

      Distilling wine is perfectly ordinary; it makes brandy.


      The Baker

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Peggy Korth" <rpk@...> wrote:
      > Thank you Bob,
      > This helps a lot. I think I will pay the local metal-man to do the job if
      > he is willing to give it a try. We are experimenting with various
      > feedstocks and this unit is intended to become the experimental still. I
      > just wanted something easy and not too expensive. After we confirm our
      > recipes, we plan to buy a better commercially produced unit.
      > Just curious, but why have you made a number of these? Do they wear out,
      > become ineffective with use? Get burned up (scorched)? If there are
      > precautions related to using this kind of still, please share them. If the
      > still is safe and easy to use, I may share it as a bench-testing model with
      > others who have the right to distill legally. There is an interest in
      > experimenting with wine residues and waste from about a hand full of
      > different wineries. I understand that this idea of using wine may not be
      > standard to the home distiller but have seen a number of recipes for wine
      > listed; but, it will be free feedstock for a while and an effort in
      > processing waste fruit into alcohol. Another group is interested in
      > processing apples and cherries-all of which grow in the area where we stay
      > during the summer. The waste is tremendous. Also, I simply want to
      > practice distilling. Would you recommend this unit as a 'starter' system?
      > Thanks for your advice. The instructions on cutting the hole are great.
      > Thank you again.
      > Best wishes,
      > Peggy
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