Re: [new_distillers] Re: 8% loss in every wash? Is this terrible loss inevitable?
- Thankyou Peter, I feel much better!
----- Original Message -----
From: "peter_vcb" <viciousblackout@...>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 9:01 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: 8% loss in every wash? Is this terrible loss
> the vapour temp is 99.3C and the distillate is 8% this is correct.
> however this means your wash is about 1% or less (not 8%) so you are
> only tossing out about 330ml of alcohol in the spent wash. and this
> is not really "good" alcohol you are throwing out rather tails with
> all sort of nasties. i suggest stopping at 96C many stop at 82C with
> relux stills and dump the rest. the extra energy and your time is not
> worth the bother of collecting every scrap of alcohol which is as
> cheap as sugar to begin with.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bob Bourne" <bourne@v...>
> > Dear Distillers,
> > I'm just about to shutdown after stripping a 50 liter wash, but I'm
> > getting around 8%
> > abv at 99.3C.
> > Say there's 35 liters left in the boiler (guessing) aren't I
> tossing out
> > about 2.8 liters of
> > good alcohol?
> > I'm not complaining, I have around 17 liters (guessing) at 50% to
> use for my
> > second product run.
> > Is this terrible loss inevitable?
> > Bob Bourne.
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