RE: [new_distillers] Clarity of sugar wash
Personal experience is what it is all about. Me, well I make sugar wash’s and just pour the whole lot in, less the sediment, no settling or clarifying, distil once at 96% and polish with carbon. Yes, I know I could get a better product if I slowed down the electricity, double distilled and clarified the wash, but as I use town water to dilute my 96% spirit, I need to put the 40% stuff through carbon for this reason as well. So, I go through a little more carbon, at $4 a kilo to treat 100 litres, who cares. When I compare it to fellow distillers that double distil and triple carbon filter, well let’s just say taste becomes a subjective nuance and personal bias takes over.
Final word is, try the various techniques and find what suits you.
Yours in Spirit
From: Harley Daschund [mailto:harley_daschund@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Clarity of sugar wash
From my personal experience,clarity of the wash makes little,if anyTo unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
difference ....but,I ALWAYS 'strip' first then re-distill for the final
>From: "timmur64" <timmur64@...>
>Subject: [new_distillers] Clarity of sugar wash
........... How important is the clarity of a wash
>to the taste of the final product?
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- Thanks to all who replied. I'm going to make the run today even
though the wash is only partially cleared. I'll share with everyone
how the run turns out.
- I had to do a run last night before the wash had cleared (due to
upcoming work commitments). I kept it slower than normal -about 15-
20 ml per minute and it produced the cleanest spirit I've done so
far. 500ml heads collected in two bottles -the second one was almost
good enough to use. 1000ml first part of middle cut 95% slight
smell. 2000ml middle of run at 96% no smell or taste when diluted.
2100ml end of run 95% slight smell. 800ml tails at 70% av. It did
take about 3 hours longer than usual but speed aint everything.
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> Thanks to all who replied. I'm going to make the run today eveneveryone
> though the wash is only partially cleared. I'll share with
> how the run turns out.
- i too dont bother clearing wash for distilling vodka. stripping is
cheaper and quicker than finings.
BUT what do pot distillers find, who dont do a full separation? i
have brewed a demerara sugar wash. 0.75kg to a gallon and a small
spoon of black label turbo. it brewed and cleared well in 2 weeks. it
tastes very nice just as a wash, so i am expecting a nice light rum.