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Grainfather alembic attachment as condenser during boil

Started by guest2162, December 07, 2019, 10:09:05 pm

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As a bit of a Chemist, I think that the purpose of the rolling boil is to remove certain unwanted components from the mashing/boiling process.

This is called steam distillation and is a very different process to distiling 2 or 3 simple hydro carbon compounds of differing boiling points.

If you add the condensate back in or use a vertical condenser then you just add the unwantables back into the pot.
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