Yes, I collected roughly half of the volume. That way I have ~90% of
the available alcohol collected for redistillation with reflux still.
If I had 18% mash to start with I'd have ~34% ABV output when
collecting half. Just like with regular pot still. If I only
collected one fourth I'd have higher % but I'd leave a lot of alcohol
in the mash. I'm doing stripping runs, not final product.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> Am I reading correctly that you started with 7-8% wash and,after
> distilling,you only had 16-18% ABV...?....:>)
> --- In email@example.com, "abbababbaccc"
> <abbababbaccc@y...> wrote:
> > Well, (snip)..... I started with 12 liters of malt
> > mash at ~7-8%....... My alcometer gave a reading of 16-
> > 18% ....