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How long do you run your column in full reflux prior to beginning to take off heads?


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  • 2 months later...
On 4/29/2021 at 10:37 AM, Silk City Distillers said:

The shortest time possible that yields the cut you want.

Protracted time under full reflux will promote esterification.  This can be beneficial or detrimental depending on what you are producing.


Hey Silk so we don't reflux at all on whiskey runs but we run in full reflux for about an hour on gin runs. One gin product has a macerate one does not. After about an hour we send to botanical basket. Thoughts were no esterification in our GNS redistillation that we've already taken heads out of and there would be in the grain mash. Am I on right track there?


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