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    Had a another still run today. No4. All went extremely well
    and myself beginning to feel more comfortable with the
    process of distilling. Till the very end,.....seems I got conned
    again,....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    You water wasn't clean. Go to a hardware store and buy distilled water they use in batteries, and use that to water down your booze.
    Did exactly as you suggested, First went to the spares shop
    but they only had "battery water" and he could not tell me about
    what else the water contained. So I skipped that one and continued
    to the hardware which had distilled water, the label and all much more
    convincing. Had a perfect clear distill, 85 proof. Poured the distilled
    water into the mix and poof, ended up with what resembled a liter milk
    in a glass bottle!!!,. On closer inspection it seemed the bottle had
    been tampered with,...the real distilled water replaced with tap water!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Langchop View Post
    Supposedly something to do with fusal oils (excessive tails?) or high minerals in the water.
    That can very well be so. I have difficulty finding the cutting
    point for the tails. I stand to be corrected but I seem to think
    that I read somewhere the "hearts" float somewhere in the region
    50-60 proof,..is this true?. Also, we pump water from a well!
    This water extremely hard in mineral content. Used it to make the
    sugar wash and all well in distilling, till the final mix,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    Sounds like you need to compare notes with @Treeman
    Who might this person be? Did he also have problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexBrew View Post
    Add some pink colouring - then you'll have craft gin

    What a good idea!! Also had a request for litchi flavored gin. .
    Pink litchi gin now that can only take off like a rocket in these
    troubled times of lockdown. Have you any recipe for such a gin!!

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    Me cannot just sit and stare at a thermometer all day
    white the still pot heats up! So, did some maintenance
    at the brewery/distillery,....fitted/fixed some hooks
    for the hand towels that get used,.._DSC0370.jpg_DSC0371.jpg

    I seriously need to start brewing some beer.
    Last edited by H. erectus; 14th January 2021 at 19:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H. erectus View Post
    That can very well be so. I have difficulty finding the cutting
    point for the tails. I stand to be corrected but I seem to think
    that I read somewhere the "hearts" float somewhere in the region
    50-60 proof,..is this true?. Also, we pump water from a well!
    This water extremely hard in mineral content. Used it to make the
    sugar wash and all well in distilling, till the final mix,...
    Yes in this case it's not the water, but you seem to have too much oils in your distillate. You need to cut your still off sooner. You can still collect the stuff that comes out later, but re-distill it later.

  8. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by H. erectus View Post
    That can very well be so. I have difficulty finding the cutting
    point for the tails. I stand to be corrected but I seem to think
    that I read somewhere the "hearts" float somewhere in the region
    50-60 proof,..is this true?. Also, we pump water from a well!
    This water extremely hard in mineral content. Used it to make the
    sugar wash and all well in distilling, till the final mix,...
    Not sure how you are doing it, but if you are green like me, I would highly recommend distilling small amounts into lots of little glass jars, from the volatiles beginning, to the stinky end. Then take the time to smell and taste and measure the different jars. On your first runs, be very conservative and take a relatively small hearts section that you keep. Then you will start off knowing what it could/should be like and you can then push boundaries from there.

    https://youtu.be/4Lc7IhcUVyA

    EDIT: +1 what Toxxyc said. Keep the heads and tails and redistill. Dump the nail varnish foreshots
    Last edited by Langchop; 15th January 2021 at 07:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H. erectus View Post
    Who might this person be? Did he also have problems?
    the idea is to click on his name and see what he posted ....

    but here goes > https://www.wortsandall.co.za/showth...sh-to-make-Gin

    The Problem With The World Is That Everyone Is A Few Drinks Behind.!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JIGSAW View Post
    the idea is to click on his name and see what he posted ....

    but here goes


    ,...jhust asking,.

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