Home Distillation Handbook
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The best reference available on how to ferment and distill your own alcohol safely and easily. Although this is still illegal in many countries, knowledge is an easy burden, and amateur distillation is free and legal in many countries.
minerals which collectively we call nutrients. As well as throwing out ethanol as a waste product, yeast throws out another 1300 other compounds which we can call ”volatiles”. These volatiles fall into chemical categories; Higher alcohols (also called Fusel oils) Esters Carbonyl compounds Organic acids Sulphur compounds All fermented alcoholic drinks contain these volatiles, whether made in the home or made commercially. Indeed, it is basically the amounts and types of these volatiles that make
34 dl (head) for redistilling. Collect 2 liters of alcohol approx. 95% when distilling as slow as possible. This will take 15-20 hours. Take away the rest (tail) for redistillation. Your 2 liters of alcohol will need only a little activated carbon for purification. If one want to produce alcohol so pure that activated carbon is not needed, this is possible but there is more work (example: some hours equilibrating the column). One can read about this process in ”Making Gin & Vodka” by John Stone,
entire 1.5 metre length of the pipe should be filled. Fill carefully. Some types of activated carbon have such small particles that it cannot be settled very much. If the carbon is settled too tightly the tube will not pass a flow. Normally one can tap the pipe lightly to settle the carbon a tiny amount. If one taps too much the carbon must be removed and the filling sequence repeated. Usually the pipe remains unblocked with a grain size of 0.25-1 mm or 0.5-1 mm. If larger grain sizes are used
60% and wish to make a 75 cl liqueur of 25% alcoholcontent: 25 x 75 = 31 60 We must use 31 cl of spirit. Begin with the spirit, add the essence, sugar and water. When a volume of 75 cl is reached the required alcoholic strength will be correct. 90 TABLE OF ORIGINAL ALCOHOL CONTENT OF LIQUEURS Table of original alcohol content of liqueurs Advokaat Yellow egg liqueur Apricot brandy Light brown Benedictine Golden brown herbal liqueur Blackberry Liqueur Red Creme De Cacao Brown Creme De Cacao
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