TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Sam. » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Popcorn Jack wrote:What's your personal opinion on the profile kit?
Has me curious but not sure to spend the dough

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I make the GlenFeddich knock off from the kit and I actually do rate it :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Need something to drink while the rest of my gear is oaking :D

Now I just buy all the little bottles I need and mix them all up into a bottle then when I need to mix a batch I know to add whatever amount to the nuetrel, saves a lot of rooting around adding little bits of this and that.

The good thing about the kit is you can tailor it to your own taste to a fair degree.

Yeah dont buy the whole kit, check out their recipes and see what bottles you need. I still have half of the kit in full bottles that I have never opened :angry-banghead:
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Popcorn Jack » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:59 am

Thanks for that just saved me some money..
Going to look up recipes. Been partial to a Canadian rye wiskey called crown royal.

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TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Sam. » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:28 am

They have a recipe for a rye style I reckon
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby crow » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:17 am

Yeah look I haven't had very many of the essences to be honest just don't go much on them but I keep some on had to tweek some flavours and splash in neutral ifen I get desperate but one I do have here that is really crap is rye, I know oils ain't oils so I'll find it and post the brand of the offending stuff
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Popcorn Jack » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:29 pm

My TPW has just cleared and I put it into a demijohn to show you haw clear I got it but you think I can figure out how to post a pic..never mind

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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby akkanomore » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:03 am

I use TPW all the time but can't see how some people are getting 2.6 litres @ 94% . I get at best 1.2 litres @ 94 - 95% after taking 150ml fores and stopping when it tastes like tails. Interested to know what others are getting.
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Professor Green » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:33 pm

Are you sure you don't have a vapour leak? What volume of wash and are you running and what is the ABV?
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Tesla101 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:43 pm

akkanomore wrote:I use TPW all the time but can't see how some people are getting 2.6 litres @ 94% . I get at best 1.2 litres @ 94 - 95% after taking 150ml fores and stopping when it tastes like tails. Interested to know what others are getting.
Cheers,
Alan


Hi Alan, are you doing a stripping run first? If so, how much low wines are you starting with and at what %abv are you starting at?

I generally get about 6L at about 40% from a stripping run out of a 25L TPW that was about 11%.

I then dilute the low wines down to about 10L if I don't combine low wines from other stripping runs. Out of that I'll get about 2.5L of 91-93% for the spirit run.
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby akkanomore » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:53 pm

Got a 25 litre wash. Run it through the T500 and get 1200 mls @ 94 - 95%.. Maybe I should leave it go. I just taste it after 1200 mls and it doesn't have the burn and thought it was tails coming in. Temp is about 40 degrees. I only do one run and don't keep tails. Maybe I am missing out on a lot.

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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby akkanomore » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:12 pm

Ok here is an update. I just did a run of TPW today 25 litre wash, and instead of stopping at 1200 mls I let it go and stripped it off at between 52 - 55 degrees. Got 2.8 litres @ 95 percent... gonna water it down and do a spirit run at about 45 degrees. Is that a better way to do it? God knows how much grog I have thrown out over 3 years.. :crying-blue: Oh well you live and learn.

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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Birdman85 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:04 pm

akkanomore wrote:Ok here is an update. I just did a run of TPW today 25 litre wash, and instead of stopping at 1200 mls I let it go and stripped it off at between 52 - 55 degrees. Got 2.8 litres @ 95 percent... gonna water it down and do a spirit run at about 45 degrees. Is that a better way to do it? God knows how much grog I have thrown out over 3 years.. :crying-blue: Oh well you live and learn.

Cheers,
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That's usually how much I get. I toss the first 300-400 to be safe and usually get 2.4 or so before it starts tailin
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby Tesla101 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:32 pm

akkanomore wrote:Ok here is an update. I just did a run of TPW today 25 litre wash, and instead of stopping at 1200 mls I let it go and stripped it off at between 52 - 55 degrees. Got 2.8 litres @ 95 percent... gonna water it down and do a spirit run at about 45 degrees. Is that a better way to do it? God knows how much grog I have thrown out over 3 years.. :crying-blue: Oh well you live and learn.

Cheers,
Alan


Hi Alan,

I find it helps if I do the maths.

Say I have a 25L wash and after it fermented out I calculated the alcohol content of the wash to be 11.5%. 25 x 11.5% is 2.875, so the maximum amount of alcohol in the wash is 2.875L.

If I then distill the wash and averaged 95% abv, then 2.875 x 95% is 2.73L. So I should get something close to 2.73L. In reality I'll get a bit less because a T500 isn't that efficient, but I'd certainly expect a lot more than 1.2L :-B

Also, I don't run my T500 by temperature - especially during a spirit run. As WJ has said in his thread Running the T500, the Proper Way it's better to run it with an output flow rate of drip, drip, dribble, drip...
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby EziTasting » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:57 am

I don’t run a T500, but I have always ended up with 10% of the fermented volume @95%... I tend (now) to be far more selective so don’t end up using the whole 10%, but it is useful as a guide to me.

But Tesla showed you how you can figure out what to expect... I just find atPW to be so solid that I don’t worry about the calf’s any more.
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby db1979 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:16 am

akkanomore wrote:Ok here is an update. I just did a run of TPW today 25 litre wash, and instead of stopping at 1200 mls I let it go and stripped it off at between 52 - 55 degrees. Got 2.8 litres @ 95 percent... gonna water it down and do a spirit run at about 45 degrees. Is that a better way to do it? God knows how much grog I have thrown out over 3 years.. :crying-blue: Oh well you live and learn.

Cheers,
Alan

High quality hearts shouldn't have a "burn". You've probably been stopping at hearts and only collecting heads.
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Re: TPW vs SS Turbos, my results

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:41 am

How about putting alcohol from previous run back into next to to increase available alcohol % have put first 1 litre even what you are throwing out .
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