trinacria Posted February 14, 2014 Share Posted February 14, 2014 So Im curious about the effectiveness/efficiency of the number of plates on a still. Now lets say I want to make vodka and I go with a larger still manufacturer, their set up will have 16+ plates. But if Im starting on a tighter budget and go with a component type set up, say the hillbilly flute or still dragon, I can apparently get by on making vodka with far fewer plates. Why is this? I get that more plates = a more pure distillate so it that it? The bigger systems simply produce a superior product in one run vs a smaller system requiring maybe two runs to get something comparable? Is it a scalability issue; bigger pot/more vapor = a need for more plates? Or, is it something else entirely and Im way off base/have a huge gap in my knowledge/understanding? EDIT: Just to clarify I am not sold on producing vodka. In fact I'd say I'm 95% set against it. This is just something that, as I've been researching and drafting my business plan, I've been really curious about. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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