• Spitbull is correct. If you're drinking Apple Pie and you can't taste alcohol, it's been cut. In the liquor store look at the "White Whiskey" jars. The white is 100 proof and they cut the fruit flavored jars to 40-60 proof, some down at 20-30, and charge the same $$. Just buy the white whiskey and blend it yourself into 2 jars with fruit, fruit syrup, and water to top up.


    Distilling is really easy, just throw out the methanol that comes out at the start of the run or you're drinking poison.

    fify ethanol is what you drink,methanol is the poison. It evaporates at a slightly lower temp so is the first stuff to distill.


    I cool trick is to use some air to blow a string up the copper coil,this speeds up the "drips". The best I've distilled is around 95% pure,takes too long and is too much work to get a higher percent and just not worth it for my experiments.

  • fify ethanol is what you drink,methanol is the poison. It evaporates at a slightly lower temp so is the first stuff to distill.


    I cool trick is to use some air to blow a string up the copper coil,this speeds up the "drips". The best I've distilled is around 95% pure,takes too long and is too much work to get a higher percent and just not worth it for my experiments.

    ty, ya backwards. it's not common to distill bad beer, but the results are pretty decent.

  • well I use soap n a very hot... water rinse first... get it and every thing involved clean as possible... then I hit it with sanitizer before I start brewing/fermenting mead so???


    am I missing something???


    No soap. Any soap residue at all that's anti-bacterial is very bad for your yeast. Scents and other residue contaminate your product.


    Use PBW, then StarSan. Most brew shops will let you bring back empty containers and refill them cheaply. I also use the steam cycle in my dishwasher to sterilize bottles, again without any dish soap, and I run a cycle first to clean out any residual soap. People that do use soap, still go a round of PBW cleaning after before the StarSan.

    https://www.northernbrewer.com…cts/powdered-brewery-wash

  • No soap. Any soap residue at all that's anti-bacterial is very bad for your yeast. Scents and other residue contaminate your product.


    Use PBW, then StarSan. Most brew shops will let you bring back empty containers and refill them cheaply. I also use the steam cycle in my dishwasher to sterilize bottles, again without any dish soap, and I run a cycle first to clean out any residual soap. People that do use soap, still go a round of PBW cleaning after before the StarSan.

    https://www.northernbrewer.com…cts/powdered-brewery-wash

    got it... thanks...

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