- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "blackbuca1" <blackbuca1@...> wrote:
>Most of us collect the small amount of tails and heads (collectively called 'feints'), add them back to the next washcharge run in the still.
> distilled vodka for the first time last week and dumped the tails. i now read that the tails should be added to the next batch of mash. if i will be distilling once a month will the tails still be ok to save?
Some save them up (heads too as above) until there's a goodly amount, then run them on their own (no wash) with an equal amount of fresh water added to the stillcharge. You recover a lot of good usable alcohol that way. But if you use this second method, throw away any heads or tails from this stillcharge. They're useless.
ps: bet you feel good with that 1st run under your belt. :)
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