logo                   
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.

Notification

Icon
Error

Login


Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline yardbird  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 19, 2015 6:31:15 PM(UTC)
yardbird


Rank: Newbie

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 12/24/2014(UTC)
Posts: 2

Hi there,

Question is: At what temp should I start collecting vs. discarding?

Currently if I bring the temp up nice and slow it starts producing right around 160 degrees and will creep through to 173 degrees, where I start collecting. Unless I run the heat high and try and "speed" through the 160 range I'll end up discarding 3-5 jars worth of product prior to reaching the 173 degree mark, by then the ABV% has decreased significantly and I can't help but think I just threw out the bulk of my run...

Any and all info/clarification is greatly appreciated!
Offline John Barleycorn  
#2 Posted : Monday, January 19, 2015 7:08:10 PM(UTC)
John Barleycorn


Rank: Senior Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 1/12/2012(UTC)
Posts: 804

Was thanked: 5 time(s) in 5 post(s)
yardbird,

Are you running a pot still or a column? It sounds like you're running a pot still.

Regardless, ignore the temps and focus on your collection rate. Collect your heads slowly & speed things up only after you're sure your into hearts. If you're running a column, let it sit with full reflux for a half hour or a little longer, before drawing off your heads.

--JB
Offline heeler  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:51:34 AM(UTC)
heeler


Rank: Senior Member

Reputation:

Groups: Registered, Moderator
Joined: 4/14/2010(UTC)
Posts: 1,666

Was thanked: 13 time(s) in 13 post(s)
Another way of putting it is - read and study up on ------- Cuts and Collections of your distillate.

From what I gather from your post, you have a still and created a wash but jumped the gun on how to make and collect a successful run. Search the forum here and you can find all that info.

Try...This is how I collect my run

Cutting and Proofing the finished product


Foreshots, Heads, Hearts and Tails
Offline yardbird  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:20:13 PM(UTC)
yardbird


Rank: Newbie

Reputation:

Groups: Registered
Joined: 12/24/2014(UTC)
Posts: 2

Thank you both very much for the info! And yes JB, it is a pot still.

I'll continue reading and running! ;)
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.