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'''Cuts''' is the term used by distillers to describe the process of deciding which portions of the [[Run|run]] are to be included in the final product. Making good cuts is essential to making a good [[Spirit|spirit]]; it can mean the difference between a cheap, hangover-inducing swill and a top-of-the-shelf product.
 
'''Cuts''' is the term used by distillers to describe the process of deciding which portions of the [[Run|run]] are to be included in the final product. Making good cuts is essential to making a good [[Spirit|spirit]]; it can mean the difference between a cheap, hangover-inducing swill and a top-of-the-shelf product.
  
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For one excellent discussion of cuts during a [[rum]] [[run]] in a [[pot still]], [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11640 Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)]
 
For one excellent discussion of cuts during a [[rum]] [[run]] in a [[pot still]], [http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11640 Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)]
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[[File:Stripping run.jpg|thumb|300px|center|Stripping Run]]
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[[File:Spirit run.jpg|thumb|300px|center|Spirit Run]]
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[[File:Heads-Hearts-and-Tails-of-Pot-run-in-Mason-Jars.png|thumb|300px|center|Collection Jars]]
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11640 Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LxX7UZL4hI Jes2xu's Video: Finding Hearts, Heads Tails on Youtube]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LxX7UZL4hI Jes2xu's Video: Finding Hearts, Heads Tails on Youtube]
  
 
[[Category:Distillation]]
 
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[[Category:Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Glossary]]

Revision as of 07:53, 19 October 2017


Cuts is the term used by distillers to describe the process of deciding which portions of the run are to be included in the final product. Making good cuts is essential to making a good spirit; it can mean the difference between a cheap, hangover-inducing swill and a top-of-the-shelf product.

Cuts are generally divided into foreshots, heads, hearts and tails.

The best way for newbies to learn to make cuts is to collect everything from the run in small glass jars, let them sit covered by a paper filter overnight, and then smell and taste each bottle in turn. With more experience, distillers can learn to "cut on the fly", making cuts during the run.

For one excellent discussion of cuts during a rum run in a pot still, Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Stripping Run
Spirit Run
Collection Jars


External Links