RE: [new_distillers] hi
>so it doesnt matter what temperature you heat t6he mash to?Correct - it will only boil at the temperature dependant on the % of alcohol present.
Add more heat, you only create more vapour, not a hotter pot
>doesnt acohol boil at 78 degrees celsius?Yes - if its pure. But if there's water around it will boil somewhere between 78 and 100C depending on the %
Eg if the mash is only 10% alcohol, it will boil at 93 C
There is a graph of this : http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/image/Alcohol_curve.jpg
You can also see from this graph that the % of the vapour off the 10% mash will be 55% alcohol.
Nothing suceeds in which high spirits play no part. Only excess of strength is proof of strength. -- Friedrich Nietzsche