Re: too many heads... help please
- Excellent William,
Your finally understanding there is a direct relationship between
ABV and ending ABV in a single plate pot still. While many designs may
have some internal reflux due to lyne arme boiler design, the concept is
the same. Keep your initial ABV low...
Welcome to the wonderful world of distilling.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "williambloat" <blkpowdr@...>
>to run as slow as my still). Using Pint-O-Shine's chart, to keep the 2nd
> Alright, maybe I can answer my own question (sometimes my mind seems
distillation (or third) hearts around 70% I need to have it diluted to a
little less then 24%.
>it down to around 40%. I was running 3 gallons in the alembic. The first
> --- In email@example.com, "williambloat" blkpowdr@ wrote:
> > This was the first time I did a triple distillation. I had diluted
gallon (after 4 shots) was a solid 86%. The next 3/4 gallon slowly went
down to 81%. After that it dropped like a stone to 71%. I did collect
everything in separate pint jars and can tell a difference in the jars
that were all 86%. OK, keep running slow but, any idea how much I need
to dilute it down to get a lower ABV?
> > Thanks, this has been very helpful.stripping
> > ...............snip
> > > So for distilling in a pot still, you can run it fast for the
> > > runs, but keep it slow for the spirit runs and above all, if yourdoing
> > > a second or third spirits run, you need to dilute the distillateto less
> > > then 40% or so to keep the final ABV down in order to maintain theotherwise
> > > flavors.
> > >
> > > Just remember to keep your ABVs low when doing a re-distill,
> > > you will start losing flavors and start distilling neutral style
> > > alcohols.
> > >
> > > Vino es Veritas,
> > >
> > > Jim aka Waldo.