PeteB, Long time reader, first time poster. Guess the easiest way to explain my question is this. Was under the impression that the traditional Irish pot still distillation was distilled, generally, three times without the use of a reflux column, only using a traditional pot still and condenser to get the mash up to proof. With our hybrid still we are able to set it as a pot still for stripping runs but have always used the reflux set up for spirit runs. Since we have access to both set ups I was curious about trying to run whiskey via (what I imagine) were the old Irish style of doing it without reflux. There is more to doing a traditional style Irish whiskey then just the distillation style but was curious if anyone had experience doing it that way. Are heads, hearts and tails much harder to make cuts on? Is there a greater or lesser volume of spirits captured then passing through a column? What could someone expect for final capture proof if distilling in this style? We do have a lauter tun. Still in a very conceptual phase so if that helps, even better! Thanks for checking in on this.
Foreshot, videos are very good and helpful, thanks for posting those!