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Re: [new_distillers] Re: 8% loss in every wash? Is this terrible loss inevitable?

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  • Bob Bourne
    Thankyou Peter, I feel much better! Bob. ... From: peter_vcb To: Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003
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      Thankyou Peter, I feel much better!

      Bob.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "peter_vcb" <viciousblackout@...>
      To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 9:01 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: 8% loss in every wash? Is this terrible loss
      inevitable?


      > 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.
      >
      > Peter
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Bourne" <bourne@v...>
      > wrote:
      > > Dear Distillers,
      > >
      > > I'm just about to shutdown after stripping a 50 liter wash, but I'm
      > still
      > > 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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