John French - The Art of Distillation - Book I
- I shall not stand here to show where the art of distillation
had its origin, as being a thing not easily to be proved and, if
known, yet little conducing to our ensuing discourse. But let us
understand what distillation is, of which there are three principal
and chief definitions or descriptions:Home Distillation of Alcohol
- Distillation is simply the collection of the alcohol that was
made during fermentation. It doesn't "make" the alcohol, nor
turn some of it "bad" into something that will blind you.
The following pages will guide you on how to prepare the feedstock,
distill it, then age & flavour it. They also cover how to make a
still and where to buy them.
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- Discuss relative advantages of homemade ethanol, methanol,
- Understand production techniques of white lightning from
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- A simple distillation apparatus consists essentially of three parts:
a flask equipped with a thermometer and with an outlet tube from which
the vapor is emitted; a condenser that consists of two tubes of
different diameters placed one within the other and so arranged that
the smaller (in which the vapor is condensed) is held in a stream of
coolant in the larger; and a vessel in which the condensed vapor is
collected. The mixture of substances is placed in the flask and
heated. Ideally, the substance with the lowest boiling
point vaporizes first (see vaporization),
the temperature remaining constant until that substance has completely
distilled. The vapor is led into the condenser where, on being cooled,
it reverts to the liquid (condenses) and runs off into a receiving
vessel. The product so obtained is known as the distillate. Those
substances having a higher boiling point remain in the flask and
constitute the residue.
- The pages that follow contain a
step by step guide to building a relatively sophisticated still.
It is directed at anyone who may want to know more about the subject,
for hobbyists, tinkers, pure water
enthusiasts, survivors, and
perhaps amateur wine and beer makers.
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MILLENIUM MOONSHINE; HOW TO MAKE YOUR
OWN ALCOHOL, THEORY AND RESEARCH, BUILDING YOUR STILL
The HOOCH page -
This document describes the process required for the production of
beverage ethanol using reflux distillation. This document is provided
for informational purposes only.
handbook with all details of how to make alcohol at home. - The
book describes how to make alcoholic spirit at home. NOTE: This is
illegal in some countries, but permitted in many. Even the
construction of a distillation apparatus following the drawings in the
book is forbidden in some countries. The information given in the book
is not intended to encourage the manufacture of alcohol! It is
however, information that can be read in all democratic countries.www.Partyman.se (Highly Recommended)
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Aqua Vitae - Home
Distilling is one of the most enjoyable hobbies of the 21st Century.
Lindsay offers Alcohol Producing Still
- In 1937 the author, a
chemical engineer, put together this industrial handbook to teach
others how to produce hard stuff. Chapters include whiskey, treatment
of grain, rye whiskey, distillation of liquors, distillery equipment
and appliances, manufacture of brandy, of apple-jack, of pear brandy,
of slivowitz, of fruit brandy, of rum, of gin, of miscellaneous
liquors, of cordials, blending, maturing of spirits (very important),
artificial maturing of spirits (trade secrets?), clarifying liquors,
water, sugar and syrup, coloring and much more.
- Ethanol is a liquid alcohol that is manufactured by the fermentation
of grains such as wheat, barley, corn, wood, and in Brazil, sugar
cane. Although it has been traditionally thought of as a beverage
product for use in spirits, beer and wine, ethanol is an
important, viable alternative to unleaded gasoline fuel. It is is
a high-octane fuel with high oxygen content (35% oxygen by weight)
and when blended properly in gasoline produces a cleaner, and more
ALCOHOL FUEL FACT SHEET
- Alcohol fuels are made from renewable
resources like locally grown crops and even waste products such as
waste paper or grass and tree trimmings. Methanol
and Ethanol are
two types of alcohol fuels used in cars. Ethanol can be produced from
a variety of renewable resources, most commonly corn and sugarcane.
Methanol can be made from renewable resources also, but today,
methanol is primarily made from natural gas.
Department of Natural Resources, P. O. Box 44156, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4156
- When this report was begun in 1986 it was intended to be a review of
the first years' experience (1985) with the ethanol tax exemption in
Louisiana. When it became apparent to the author in April 1986 that
the gasohol law would be profoundly changed by the 1986 Legislature
the report was set aside and has been extensively revised since
October 1986. Last September the gasohol tax exemption ended and the
new gasohol direct subsidy began. The report has been updated to
reflect how the Agricultural Industry Board which administers the
subsidy, has interpreted the 1986 legislation. The wide variations in
alcohol selling prices before and after October 1986 are correct for
the year for which they are stated. Much of the analysis of the 1985
data was retained in the report because only one crop was consumed in
Louisiana for fuel alcohol production that year, thereby greatly
simplifying the cause and effect relationship between the fuel alcohol
tax incentive and its impact on agriculture. This information was then
supplemented with the developments of 1986.
MOONSHINE SUPPLIES - Many
of the enquires I have had are concerning the distillation of washes
which have been made from fruit, grain or vegetable based wines. This
is quite different to the approach we take, which is to make a wash
from sugar and water which when distilled out has as little
impurities, taste, or smell as possible. This neutral spirit is then
flavoured with an essence to produce Whiskey, Gin, Brandy etc. etc. We
have several high performance yeast/nutrients available, our most
popular are Hyper Yeast
and Alcotec Turbo 8. Hyper
Yeast is an excellent yeast/nutrient mix which when mixed with
sugar and water will ferment out into wash of 15 to 18% alcohol by
volume in as little as 5 days. The second type is a Molasses based
product which will will take 2 weeks. The problem with distilling
fruit, vegetable or grain based mashes is cleaning them up to a level
that allows you to drink the spirit.
The process of distilling is as follows:
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MOONSHINING AND OTHER THINGS
- THE HISTORY OF SHINE.
SO YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DISTILLING
- Rather than going through the history of
distillation, I will start off with a few definitions you will need to
know to understand the process. And in addition at this time I would
like to state that while distillation in some countries may be legal,
it may be illegal in your own. Please keep in mind, this is still
under construction, so references made to images or other may not yet
be available. Keep checking back. Thank you.
- Everything you need to know about making stills,
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Prohibition. Moonshine. Bootlegging
- Makin' good moonshine is quite an art. It takes lots of time and
practice before one can whip up a good batch that sells. Throughout
history, there have been many ways of making moonshine. Some folks
would add a special ingredient or perform a certain method during the
distilling period to make their moonshine taste distinct. Check out
this basic recipe for moonshine:
ENJOY ILLICIT DISTILLING
- In most areas of the world it is illegal to "Sell
Moonshine". However it is not immoral to make it. It may even
be legal to make it for home consumption. Therein lies the excitment
of Illicit Distilling.
Distilled Beverages - Medieval
- Medieval distilled beverages. Distilling.
THE VIEW FROM HERE.
- The whole idea of legally making alcohol makes sense to me, but what
about our brothers and sisters on the other side of the law -
Moonshiners. Why must they be forced to break the law to do what
homebrewers take for granted? What's wrong with making moonshine for
personal use, like homebrewers do? (Author's note: feel free to start
singing or humming 'Rocky Top' as you finish reading this article.)
C o d e I m p o r t s
- Manufacturers and distributors of
products for industry and home distillation.
Distillery / Fuel Ethanol-Related Organizations and Web Resources
Distilleries and Fuel Ethanol Plants Worldwide
The Online Distillery Network
site embraces distilleries producing alcohol ("ethyl
alcohol" or "ethanol") for beverage, fuel and
industrial uses. It provides links to the home pages of distilleries
and fuel-ethanol plants located in various countries around the world,
and to related organizations and other services, including distillery
auctions and a used-equipment mart. We
would be pleased to hear from you, if you have any suggestions for
information which may be added to this website, or if you know of any
distillery, fuel-ethanol plant or suppliers webpages which are not
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Alcohol Fun Facts
- Overview: Interesting and historical facts
about beer, wine and distilled spirits or liquor are presented.
Distillation and Petroleum Refining Technology
Welcome to Andrew Sloley's distillation and petroleum refining
homepage. From here you can explore the site's industrial distillation
and refining technology resources as well as links to related sites.
The site is simple, clean, and has few large graphics files to allow
for rapid navigation to information you (the visitor) might find
Distillation, an introduction
process in which a liquid or vapour mixture of two or more substances
is separated into its component fractions of desired purity, by the
application and removal of heat.
Making Your Own Fuel
Making fuel isn't just for the big oil companies. You CAN make your
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and profit. Well... its not very much fun and there isn't much profit
in it, but it can be done.
The Newsgroup and it's customs
Thickos Guide To Distilling Alcohol
Basically the aims of this site are to:
Provide free, easily understood information about
the home distillation of alcohol.
Provide links to other sites where good quality
information can be found.
WASHINGTON -- Beer and wine distributors in New York
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bypasses them goes to jail.
Advertising or shipping alcohol to Empire State
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those businesses' political clout and impenitent bluenoses in the Albany
The X86 Still
The basics of distillation are simple, you
heat alcoholic fluid until the alcohol starts to evaporate,
then you cool it so it condenses elsewhere into pure
alcohol. To put it simply, the key components are a heating
device and a cooling device. Now the average PC, has both a
heating device (The processor) and a cooling device (The
fan). The question we asked was "By separating the
processor from its fan and adding a few small components,
could we convince an ordinary PC to distil alcohol?" http://www.exaflop.org/docs/x86still/