Tony Ackland's excellant webpage is free and has a huge amount of
useful information. http://www.homedistiller.org/
you can also
download the webpage as a file and read it off line.
which book are you waiting on? 'Home Distillation HandBook' ? if you
go to Gert Strands webpage, he has it available as a downloadable
electronic file for about 5 dollars.
Gert Strand wrote that book under
an assumed name. You could read the book on screen while you are
waiting for the paper copy to arrive in the mail.
A very good book to read also is 'Making Pure Corn Whiskey' by Ian
Smiley. That is also available in a electronic file from from his
This is a great learners
level book that explains the myseries of what is actually happening
and how to build a home use scale distilling apparatus. It also
explains the process of mashing grains in order to ferment them. I
have had it on my computer for a long time and just bought the paper
copy from Mike Nixon and Mike McCaw's webpage. It arrived in my mail
box in less than 4 days.
Their book 'The Complete
Distiller' is a most excellant book to show you how to ramp up the
scale of your operation once you get the basics understood. They
explain the many different methods used to distill both ethanol and
essential oils. I have this in both paper and electronic forms.
There is a chapter -by- chapter review available at the webpage.
WOW a hundred gallon still. That will take a gawd-awful amount of
sugar and yeast to feed that beast. If you go and buy a hundred and
ninety two pounds of sugar at the local market whenever you go to
start a batch, I guarantee that the local law will take notice of
your identity. Trying to explain away a 20 gallon still to the judge
is difficult enough. I would wager that the locals wouldnt even want
to talk to you and send your case directly to the federal level.
are you an ethanol fuel producer?
There is a page on the http://www.brewhaus.com/turbo-yeast.asp
webpage that shows quantities for large batches using thier prestige
turbo yeast. For 100 gallons you would need 96 kg of sugar and 12
packages of yurbo yeast to get 14 percent ABV. Using thier bulk
price list, that will be about twenty six dollars 38 cents just for
yeast everytime you start a fermentation.
I would suggest starting this hobby on alot smaller scale. It will
be a costly lesson if you decide that this isnt what you like to do.
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<packandship2002@y...>" <packandship2002@y...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am new to distilling. I ordered a book from brewhauser.com
> everything I need to know about distilling alcohol, however, they
> back ordered until next week.
> So, at this point I am in the works on building a 100 gallon
> distiller, I am working on getting the parts. I really wanted to
> until I received the book, but am too excited.
> This is my question. To use a 100 gallon distiller, how much sugar
> and yeast do I need and what's the best type of yeast to use. I
> I need 100 gallons of water, but the sugar and yeast I know if
> to produce pure alcohol so I get my some essence to flavor it,
> example, tequila, vodka, rum, scotch, whiskey you get the idea. I
> found a dealer would will sell me the essence for 1.95 usd for each
> bottle, which should be enough for each 3 1/2 liter. ANy help would
> be great.