Re: Pot Still
- I'm no expert (having only done one run so far) but
this is what I did. My project was to do it as cheap
as possible - a free aluminium 5L flaggon for a boiler,
$6.75 for about 2m of 12mm copper tube and an old bucket
to put the cooling coil in.
First simple brew with brown sugar and bakers
yeast (both from the pantry on hand)and "sourced" some
nutrients from work. Brewed up in 2 3L fruit juice
bottles, just over 2l in each and ran them through the
still one at a time. Ended up with nearly 700 ml of
58 % ABV with a nice "fruity" nose. I had a
vertical rise of about 15cm then into the lyne arm
inclined about 30 degreesish for about 50cm before
dropping way down into the coil in the bucket. Didn't
have a thermometer so just had to go by taste and how
easily the product burned in a teaspoon (my test of
strength without a hydrometer.
I believe the length and incline of the lyne arm produces an amount
of reflux giving a better flavour and slightly higher %age. More
trials to come.
--- In new_distillers@y..., "dennistiller" <furbs@o...> wrote:
> Having used a reflux still for 12 mths now I thought I would go to
> pot still for a challenge and start doing different sorts of
> Could I get some advice on what potstill to make so as not have to
> double distill. All advice is greatly appreciated. Forgive me if
> this has been discussed recently as I haven.t been on for a while.
> Cheers, Dennis