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I would add the tails and any heads and take off a bit from the start but I would judge it by taste as most of the methanol will have come off on the first run. I only water mine down to cover the element
Yes, I don't drink gin but the reports I got back were that the flavour was way too strong
Thanks for getting back to me so promptly! I'll let you know how I get on.Lastly, for the moment, I spotted that you have suggested halving the botanicals. Would this still be the case?
Hi. I've been distilling alcohol through a Reflux Tower for some years and am getting a really good result [at least, I think so!]. I recently acquired a Pot Still to attach to the boiler and have been puzzling over how to make gin from the botanicals, as opposed to simply adding the commercially available essences. Your instructable has inspired me! Currently, from a 20 litre sugar/yeast wash, I'm getting around 4.5 litres at 93%ABV which I then water down to around 45%ABV before filtering the resulting 9-10 litres through activated carbon.Would you suggest that I then add water [or perhaps the tails from the original wash] to bring this back to 20 litres and run the lot through the Pot Still [and the botanicals], discarding the first 150mls as usual?The Reflux Tower runs at a steady 72C and when the temperature rises by 2 degrees, I stop collecting. I'm assuming that the Pot Still will operate in much the same way and I'll be looking for the 2 degree rise in temperature as the switch off point.CLIVE
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Take a look to this old patent on how accelerate aging:https://www.google.com/patents/US2132435I tried and work very well. I use graphite felts to have large surface area of electrodes.
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I only ask because I cannot find anywhere a needle valve like that. It looks like one of these- which is a readily available ball valve?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B15-01223-Mini-Ball-Valv...I would expect a needle valve to have a knob as it would be several turns to close? I've never seen a ball valve with a lever like that one.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8-1-4-BSP-6-8-10-12mm-...Is the one you're using a 180 degree close or several turns? If it is several turns where did you get it and how much did you pay? The only stainless and un-plated brass ones I can find are quite pricey.I mean it doesn't matter I just want to try and replicate what you have as closely as possible as it obviously works and will be easier to troubleshoot if anything goes wrong.
Is that valve actually a needle valve or is it just a bog-standard ball valve / isolation valve?Also is it fine to use plated brass at this stage? I'm assuming the answer is yes but best to check. Most resources seem to say only 304 Stainless and copper to come in to contact with the product?
its a needle valve, you have much more control with a needle valve than a ball valve.stick to solid brass, brass is ok as long as its lead free brass. i wouldn't use plated brass, you dont know what materials were used in the plating process or the underlying material. use brass or stainless steel, if you can find a needle valve in copper then use that.
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Another thing is to discard the heads, that's where the bad flavour is. You want to capture the hearts and the stop running when you get to the tails
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