Ok I have read and reread all of the 61 pages on this thread. I finished my homemade pot still and made my first successful wash with sf, it really had a strong stale beer smell to it, made 15gal with 3 five gallon buckets, used 5lbs sugar, 4in of sf and pitched 3 packs of the red star. It took off and was done in 5 days, ran about 8gal of wash thru pot still. I threw out the first 250ml(will use to start fires) collected 400ml in the first 9 jars and on 9th jar got into what i thought was tails, collected number 10 any way and let it fill to half full and shut her down and started gen 2. It aired for 21/2 days and the wife capped them back up for me, I cant wait to get home and try some, and to try and blend a little. Anyone have some advice for me on what I collected, I have been reading the thread on making cuts and blending, but a little unsure about it, but Im going to learn from doing it thats for sure. I cant wait to run another batch this weekend and getting some of what I have on some oak.