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Copper chemistry in distillation

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Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:46 pm

This is the best information I've seen on the subject. Just tossing this in on the copper-stainless discussion.
http://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-science/7328/



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Re: Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby just sayin' » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:49 pm

Thanks, Z-Bob! Very interesting link. I have been reading nearly daily for almost a decade and have never heard of cyanide's link with malted barley.
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Re: Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby 3d0g » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:34 pm

Copper toxicosis in livestock? Was not aware. Wondering if it's worth sending some stillage off for testing...
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Re: Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby zedzedtop » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:53 am

I should probably have more copper in my system. Might throw a bunch of spare chunks in the wash next time. I've done a bunch of consistent runs, so I should be able to pick up a difference if there is one. I also almost never clean the inside of the condenser or the Cu that is upstream of it - just the bubble sections.
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Re: Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby dad300 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:05 pm

It's always the sheep...
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Re: Copper chemistry in distillation

Postby punkin » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:08 pm

dad300 wrote:It's always the sheep...


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