Re: Improving a still
- Hi Peter,
Being a simple pot distiller, im sure some of the reflux people around
here can give you some pointers on how to equalize your column better
for higher ABV - usually by doing a slower heating process and slowing
down the output.
As far as putting high ABV ethanol for storage in plastic containers, I
doubt the shops are selling them for that purpose - more like for
fermentation purposes. Unless they are made of PET plastic that has
been coated with ethanol resistant coatings (like the plastic liquor
bottles sold), I still would be hesitant to put anything over 100 proof
ethanol in them - be safe - use glass.
Vino es Veritas,
Jim aka Waldo.
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> Hi everyone
> I've been distilling for a short while and would like to improve what
> I'm using a super reflux still (Wildfire I think) and get about 80%purity using a white sugar wash made with alcotel yeast.
> Is it possible to improve the working of the still to enable me to get95% purity? or do I have to run it through the still again?
> Also while I'm at it, Is it alright to store ones whiskey in the 1.125litre plastic bottles sold by brew shops or does the alcohol break down