Re: Where did my proof go?
- Each take from it is about 150ml and goes down 1-2% ABV. 4th one wasn't too bad. Had a smoky taste to it, almost like a cigar. I do notice that I am not getting the same molasses taste that I am used to. But still, where did the proof go?
--- In email@example.com, "Todd" <toddweiss@...> wrote:
> Usually, I do a few stripping runs with my rum, followed by a spirit run. I decided to just do a nice slow single-run rum today. I had 5 gallons of molasses that started at started at 1.075 and ended at 1.010. I added 1 gallon of old nasty dunder into it. I did add more copper packing to the column just to run a taste experiment. Usually I just use 1 scrubby. This time I used 3. Took the heat up nice and slow.
> I took out about 150 ml as foreshots. Then, as always, I run it into a beaker and measure cuts by ABV. My first take (about 140ml) was only 65%ABV. My second take (150ml) was 56%ABV. Where did everything go? Did the first 140ml include my foreshots, heads, and most of my hearts?