Re: [new_distillers] pot still and rum
Before you do another wash do yourself a favor and buy a hydrometer or two and learn how to use them. If you dont have the patience to let ur wash ferment to completion and then allow it to clear you will never produce a quality product and may as well find another hobby.AFTER your wash has completed its fermentation u have some choices to make. First run rums are seldom as good as subsequent runs that u and some backset to the the wash. Several generations of rum will yield a much better product.Spirit runs are really your choice. I have done just one run slow and easy and take some of the product off and save the rest for another run; With rum u will want to add some of the heads / tails for a tastier, although more lethal, product. If I do a stripping run and then a spirit run I will water to made the low wines 40 per cent. Also I have been able to add additonal flavor by adding in a quart of backset to the final run.In addition to the hydrometer, buy and learn how to use a alcholmeter made especially for hi proof spirits. Don;t buy the cheap plastic tubes as the hi proof alky we produce will soon turn it so cloudy u wont be able to read it.
--- On Sun, 4/18/10, fishonmil69 <fishonmil69@...> wrote:
From: fishonmil69 <fishonmil69@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] pot still and rum
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 4:31 PMI made 6 gallons of rum mash at 16% using molasses and brown sugar with a turbo yeast with in a hours the fermenting began, day 4 the mash is dark brown and still bubbling like 7-up I'm going to put it out side to kill the yeast tonight so I can run it through my pot still tomorrow...Here' s my question do I have to run my spirits through the still again? and if so, do I just add water and my spirits to the pot and run it through again? and how much water? I been reading old post for 4 hours now I'm tired can anyone help me... I'm making a spice rum