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Percentage of Alcohol after stripping run

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Hi All, we need to buy hydrometer.

We are wondering what is he average alcohol % after the stripping run so we can buy the right hydrometer for this.

 

Thanks you!

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Stumpy's    7
6 minutes ago, Lasocietesecrete said:

So usually it is 40-60% ?

Yes, that's what we see off a pure pot stripping run.

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Micah Nutt    1

Copperworks' low wines are around 24% abv.  You're abv will depend on how long you strip.  I strip until less than 1% abv is coming out of the still. 

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bluestar    40
18 hours ago, Micah Nutt said:

Copperworks' low wines are around 24% abv.  You're abv will depend on how long you strip.  I strip until less than 1% abv is coming out of the still. 

Correct, depends on when you cut off the strip. We use electrical heating, so it is not worth running to the very end. Cutting off at 15% alcohol leaves us with about 50% in the low wines using a simple pot still and no dephlegmator. When determining value of running longer, consider it is not just the cost of running the strip longer: you are going to be "precutting" some of the tail congeners this way, and with lower proof, it will mean more energy to heat the spirit run.

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