READY-TO-GO Alcohol Distilling System - All you need to moonshine This is all you need to make your own moonshine: Craftsman-made Copper Distillation Column with filter. Adapted pressure cooker to take the distillation column and temperature gauge. Russell Hobbs hob plates: I used the large hob to bring the pressure cooker to the 85C boil, see my user notes below. Clear tubing for cold water to the distillation column. Clear tubing for the'spent' cold water (after being warmed up going through the column).Plastic funnel for cleaning the column, see notes below. Not shown in the piks, I have a bag of around 12 clean 70cl/1L bottles with screw tops, available on collection. Check out my other items... USAGE NOTES AND EXPLANATION 1.
You need to use a special high-alcohol tolerant yeast - available online. I used this yeast with sugar water in the 50L stainless steel vat. Using a hydrometer, you can confirm that you have 15% to 20% of alc0hol in your mash after around 4-5 days. Fill your pressure cooker with this mash and connect up everything. The pressure cooker takes max of 4L of mash.This means you should have 20% of that mash as alcohol ie 1/5 of 4L = 800ml. Using the 60/40 ratio (see below) you will get 1200 of water + 800 of pure alcohol = 2L of 40% alcohol to bottle from each operation. I used to mash around 25L of mash in the 50L vat which gave around 6 pan fulls at 4L each time.
So, you get 12 x 1L bottles from each batch of mash over 6 operations. Once the distillation column is connected to cold water and the'spent' water is connected to a sink/drain, the pressure cooker is heated up to 85C. At this point alcohol will be dripping from the bottom of the column. Hearts: main alcohol from mash. Tails: last drips of alcohol.
ALWAYS discard the Heads: this contains the'bad' stuff which can give you a headache and hangover. I always discarded the first 50ml of heads. You can use it as a firelighter, lamp fuel or just throw it down the sink. The tails means a dramatic drop in the drip rate - no point continuing past this point.Use the temperature control on the hob to maintain at a steady 85C. You need to be fairly close to a sink to obtain cold water and drain the'spent' water. Usually a sink is not near to a gas or electric cooker - but a 3pin electric socket will be nearby.
This is why I'm including the hob plates in the sale: it means you can do everything in close proximity to the sink. The hearts and tails is 90% to 100% alcohol so you need to water it down in the proportion 60:40 ie 60ml water to 40ml of alcohol.This leaves you with a drink of around 40% alcohol - stronger than the 37.5% from commercial drinks. I NEVER had a hangover from drinking my own BECAUSE I discarded the heads as detailed above. I always used bottled mineral water to dilute the alcohol - not tap water. Before using the distillation column, clean it out with a mixture of boiling water, vinegar and lemon juice. Swish it all back and forth and repeat a few times. This cleans out the inner pipes and the in-built FILTER which is accessible (I never needed to access it all the times I used it) via the green and blue plastic ties you see on the picture. The filter consists of lots of tiny ceramic balls crammed into the column. The item "READY-TO-GO Alcohol Distilling System All you need to moonshine" is in sale since Sunday, May 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Cookware, Dining & Bar\Brewing, Distilling & Wine Making\Equipment". The seller is "vw2389777" and is located in Liverpool.
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