Re: distilling rye mash advice
- Double boiler sounds good but might want to put up a tent and build a
campfire. Could you put some of the grains in a 5 gallon paint
strainer over your screen and put some weights on top and see what
strains out a few times?
Vino es Veritas,
Jim aka Waldo.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "whackfol" <whackfol@...> wrote:
> I just finished a batch of rye made with 11.8Kg. of malted rye in 40L
of water. After fermentation (on the grain), I squeezed out what I could
of the remaining liquid from the grain. Expecting to get about 36L, I
only collected 30L gallons. I know this is because of grain absorption
and my inability to strain the mush effectively . The last time I used
this recipe, I sparged the grains after mashing, collected 36L of wort
and fermented. In both cases the starting s.g. was 1.06. I hate to waste
> My question is, Do you think I could distill the mash? I use a propane
fired 30L pot still. I have a screen for the bottom when I make grappa.
My thought is to either use the screen to keep the solids from burning
or drop my pot in a larger vessel and create a double boiler.
> Any thoughts?