How Tequila is Made

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How Tequila is Made

Post by 8Ball » Thu May 07, 2020 6:29 am

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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by DetroitDIY » Sun May 31, 2020 5:49 pm

Thanks for sharing 8Ball, I read through it twice. Keep thinking I want to try my hand at Taquila, but hard to find pinas here in the midwest. 21missionagave.com is on my radar as a perspective solution.

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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by 8Ball » Sun May 31, 2020 8:01 pm

DetroitDIY wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Thanks for sharing 8Ball, I read through it twice. Keep thinking I want to try my hand at Taquila, but hard to find pinas here in the midwest. 21missionagave.com is on my radar as a perspective solution.
Several threads on agave syrup in here. I did a hybrid with agave, peated malt, wheat, raw sugar, and dunder. It’s close enuf for homemade.

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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by pope » Sun May 31, 2020 10:01 pm

I’d full-heartedly recommend 21missionsagave, it’s roasted agave syrup same as comes out of the tequila ovens. It’s like a quality wine kit at this point whether you make top shelf or garbage with it is up to you ;)

Great article! I skimmed and will be back for a full read-through in the AM! Some of the details (like on agave ripeness) are hard to come by.
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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by zapata » Sun May 31, 2020 10:58 pm

Anybody know what the smaller pots are? Steam boilers I would assume, but it seems strange to me that each pot get's it's own boiler. I would have assumed that central steam generation would be more efficient. Anybody know if this is the norm for large distilleries?

(pic stolen without permission from Diffords, I would've just linked directly but they've got the right click blocker thingie going on)
Diffords guide tequila pot stills.jpg
Also interesting that 1 out of the 14 stills has a copper riser.

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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by Beerswimmer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:53 am

zapata wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:58 pm
Anybody know what the smaller pots are?
Collection vessels. In the one closest on the left you can see the "Y" where they switch from a small heads vessel to the bigger one for what they're keeping. Most likely ordinario/low wines.
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Re: How Tequila is Made

Post by zapata » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:23 pm

Yup, that makes sense. 3rd on the right you can see the smaller collection vessel clearly.

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