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goinbroke2 wrote:When to stop distilling? When your dead.....oh wait..
You mean stopping a run? On a pot still I go to about 20%
rad14701 wrote:This generally happens within minutes and/or ounces and usually very close in collected volume to my pre-calculated theoretical yield...
Casper wrote:Rad. How might you go about calculating the theoretical yield for your wash? Pounds of sugar used, gallons of water, etc. Can you please ellaborate?
SMOKEU wrote:When to stop distilling?
kiwistiller wrote:it's a personal pref sort of thing. and it depends a lot on the equipment, type of run, so on and so forth. haha 9 unique answers to one question. yup, I'd say we all do it different. your first run will make things a lot clearer for you casper.
Vodka_Master wrote:As dnder said, foreshots are the 50 ml you collected. The 500 ml is the heads.
You will not lose alcohol, unless you feint jar (it's what people call their heads+tail container to be redistilled) is not closed well. You can run that next time and you will get more alcohol out of it, or you can just keep on saving heads and tails untill you have enought to run the feints. Just make sure to cut the feints to at least 40%, not only is it safer (less chances of accidental fires or explosions) but the product will come out cleaner.
WalkingWolf wrote:SMOKEU wrote:When to stop distilling?
Sorry SMOKEU but I'm gonna be an arse on this one. I've thought it since the first time I read the title yesterday.
When ya got enough
good stillin to ya