i run my 7.5 gallon rig as slow as i can. i have remote sensing thermometers so i can do other things while i'm monitoring the temperatures. 10 hours is pretty routene for me. i was thinking of a tripple the size still but this is all the time i want to allow for distilling. i'm retired and can distill any day i choose, so doing more batches isnt so bad.
yours sounds fine to me. dont push the rate up unless you want to re distill. i think the mut speed when im running the fractional tower produces fine vodka. As for pot stilling whiskey i really thing that a faster first run is normal and then a second slower run is the way. irish whisky usually means tripple pot distilling
A really experienced person can run whiskey through a fractioning rig. i cant.
I,m jealouse of folks who have and use a carbon filtering system. the pipe or that magnificent thing that butch made.
i tried the jar method---yuck lol