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*MoonShine* wrote:I read and its not soaking in.... Its like they wrote this for someone who already know how to distill. I dont understand anything about what they are saying about making cuts. Can anyone help?
Donny wrote:Quick question when u run a second time for ur spirit run do u have to water it down again or run it through straight
der wo wrote:If you distill with 60% or so in the pot, the following distillation has less concentration effect than with around 30%. Because of that watering down result getting a cleaner product. If you want it clean dilute more, if you want it strong flavoured dilute less.
Smokee wrote:I have a 10 gallon pot still with a 4 gallon doubler and a 20' 1/2" coil. I've worked out a nice AG and have been able to get it to distill down to 1.000 from 1.055, I usually charge 5 gallons in the pot and a gallon total of my previous strip diluted to 35% in the doubler. It usually starts around 80% and drops about 4% per 8oz collected. I usually do 5 stripping runs of 5 gallons and end up with 2 1/2 gallons then do a slow spirit run.
I'd love some advice on where to cut my tails. I def can detect the smell of the tails but I'm unsure how much to keep. I've read where doing "deep" into the tails gives more flavor so maybe this is subjective depending on one's taste.
distill down to 1.000 from 1.055
I usually charge 5 gallons in the pot and a gallon total of my previous strip
Smokee wrote:... I'm sure I'm cutting too soon ... How far into the tails (wet dog smell) do you usually keep? ... I've read where doing "deep" into the tails gives more flavor ...
casper the Irish wrote:The trick is to collect clean hearts, but recycle your feints. All feints including foreshots, heads, strong and weak tails. That's backset plus feints from the stripping run.
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