GRDB Posted May 15, 2011 Share Posted May 15, 2011 I have a ton of questions but I’ll try to take it slow so everyone can keep up. 1st an engineering question – Steam Jacket vs. Direct Fire. As I understand but have not been able to confirm, a direct fire still is similar to a pan on a stove top and a steam jacket still is similar to a double boiler. How far off is that assessment? 2nd another still question – I have read somewhere that direct fire could burn your wash while distilling (I may have read mash and switched them). Would this be a direct burn like seared chicken or more like overcooked chicken broth? Either way producing off flavors. 3rd I am researching grain alcohols, fruit alcohols and possibly a honey/agave nectar alcohol. I would also like to do grappa. Because of the grappa if I have the right definition of a Steam Jacket I would definitely want that style of still (with NO PREVIOUS alcohol experience). Now if I did this right there should be 4 more questions under this post. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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