Apple brandy

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Apple brandy

Postby Birzzz » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:47 am

100 liters of apple cider 7%ABV, single pass distilled with a 4 plates column still. Takeoff abv around 88%ABV through entire run. Around 3.5 liters collected. What came out is a pretty neutral tasting brandy, not much apple aroma. Disappointed for our first run with our new gear.

What should we do to achieve a flavorfull apple brandy. Less plate? Lower takeoff abv? Any other cue?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Apple brandy

Postby still_stirrin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:19 am

Here you go... viewtopic.php?f=58&t=68085//url

Cranky has your answers. And if you look for it, you’ll find a lot more info.
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Re: Apple brandy

Postby frunobulax » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:24 am

Use less plates. I have 4, but only ever use 2 because more plates strips too much flavor, for my taste. Also remember your compressing everything, so alot of the flavors
may have come over early, or late, and need to be blended back in. The sweet spot for my still is 2 plates at 80-84% .
Edit** Must have posted at the same time as SS. That thread is a good read.
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