Re: a few questions
- --- In new_distillers@y..., jonoandjo@s... wrote:
> hi all - just joined up. looks like a great group , with plentynow ,
> of good advice from knowlagble people.
> i have been using a 5L euro reflux still for about a month
> and have been pretty happy with the results but havent been able toThats about all you will get from this little work horse but with a
> get anything above 85%.
very simple mod you can take her up to 95%. If you are interested in
the mods give me a holla.
I have just finished building a fractionating
> still as described by John Stone in his book Making Gin & Vodka. IfI
> get the results he indicates ie. 95% , will I still need to put theMake carbon your best friend and you will never have any problems.
> spirit on carbon or will it be clean enough to drink as is.
I have done a few experiments in this field and believe me when I say
there is definatly a head ache and hangover in every bottle that is
not carbon treated. When carbon treated you only get pissed without
the after effects .
> Is there an optimum temp to have the wash heated to in thestill
> or just boil it flat out.So as not to be boiling yeast while you are stilling off and getting
> Is it important to clear the wash before running it thru the
bad smells it is adviseable to allow your wash to clear, don't be in
I have been putting finings in and leaving 2 days before
> putting thru the still.there
> I would guess u are familiar with this still John describes in
> his book - I am wondering how i am going to control the temp as
> is no cooling coils on the colum like I have been used to.I cantby
> understand why it would just sit on 78.5 for me or do I control it
> the temp of the wash.He seems to indicate that u dont need to dobit
> Hope I havent bombarded u with too many questions but I am a
> excited about this new toy.
> Thanks in anticipation