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Dilution process

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  • Peter
    When diluting is it best to add water to your distillate or vice versa?
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 10, 2011
      When diluting is it best to add water to your distillate or vice versa?
    • Harry
      ... Either way is fine for water additions. There will always be a slight temperature rise due to the exothermic reaction of water and ethanol molecular
      Message 2 of 3 , Apr 10, 2011
        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Peter" <peter@...> wrote:
        >
        > When diluting is it best to add water to your distillate or vice versa?
        >

        Either way is fine for water additions. There will always be a slight temperature rise due to the exothermic reaction of water and ethanol molecular bonding.

        But if diluting with milk (ala "Baileys" knockoffs, always add the alcohol in increments to the total milk volume, to avoid curdling the milk. (another 'Harry tip' for good product) :)


        Slainte!
        regards Harry
      • JD Willemsen
        there is also a weird anomaly when you add 500ml water to 500 ml 90% alcohol you wont get 1000ml of product. well its funny to try ;) weird but explainable
        Message 3 of 3 , Apr 10, 2011
          there is also a weird anomaly

          when you add 500ml water to 500 ml 90% alcohol you wont get 1000ml of product.
          well its funny to try ;) weird but explainable


          On 10-04-11 23:14, Harry wrote:
           



          --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Peter" <peter@...> wrote:
          >
          > When diluting is it best to add water to your distillate or vice versa?
          >

          Either way is fine for water additions. There will always be a slight temperature rise due to the exothermic reaction of water and ethanol molecular bonding.

          But if diluting with milk (ala "Baileys" knockoffs, always add the alcohol in increments to the total milk volume, to avoid curdling the milk. (another 'Harry tip' for good product) :)

          Slainte!
          regards Harry

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