Sacrificial Run?

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Sacrificial Run?

Post by Solo83 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:03 am

About to clean a new project (2" VM reflux ala Compleat Distiller w/ a few changes...), have done a water/vinegar test and clean and going to do a sacrificial Run next. I'm curious if I can save the "sacrifice” for future cleaning runs? Was thinking of proofing that down to 20-30 for storage and using for future use when I can add components to my setup ( gin basket, better product condenser etc.). The gods haven't been kind this last year and don't deserve offerings :twisted:

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Re: Sacrificial Run?

Post by jonnys_spirit » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:23 am

It wouldn't be a sacrificial unless you sacrificed it now would it?

The intent of the sac run is to remove oils, fluxes, and similar noxious gunk that the vinegar run didn't solve.. If you re-run it then that's exposing your still to those materials again and not recommended...

Maybe save your fores and heads for further sac runs or make a simple sugar wash...

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Re: Sacrificial Run?

Post by Solo83 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:38 am

:thumbup: Makes perfect sense. Guess I'll have a bonfire this weekend

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Re: Sacrificial Run?

Post by tiramisu » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 am

The truly neurotic will clean new metal with soap and water, then vinegar run, then steam, then sacrificial, then steam again.... but I suspect that might be excessive ;) That said I am a bit neurotic.

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