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To strip or not to strip that is the question.

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To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby halfbaked » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:30 pm

In a plated column do you strip and do a spirit run or do it all in 1 run? I am thinking of getting a plated column and wondering if it will save me time or hurt flavors in either process? Thanks for your input.
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby Smaug » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:57 pm

For me, the only reason I would ever strip first is to run "vodka".
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby FullySilenced » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:07 pm

its a personal choice but if you strip by all means do it to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjtrUuyAFjA
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby googe » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:31 pm

Single.runs, that's the pleasure of owning one. No more fu in stripping!. You'll be amazed how.many empty glass containers and spare time you'll have lol.
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby 620rossco » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:23 am

I strip with a pot then run it out of the bubbler after I have a full charge of low wines.
I just think it gives a better quality product. Also easier to set up my pot, so I can make the spirit run really worthwhile.
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby Kapea » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:12 am

There is a flavor that comes from yeast that is in a single wash/spirit run. It reminds me of a meat flavor. If you run a strip, then run a spirit run, that flavor is not there.

As our ole buddy minime says, "The further away from the yeast you get, the better."
Wise words.
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby halfbaked » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:33 pm

So far it looks like 2 for single runs and 2 stripper runs for a bubbler. I think that the best one refered to a video on utube. Any other opinions?

LWTCS I know you are a rum guy. I didn't say it but I am not a rum guy. I was kinda asking about bourbons and whiskeys. Does that change your opinion or keep it the same?
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby bentstick » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:32 am

1 run on 5 plates is the go for my Whiskeys and Rums, and 2 for my Vodkas
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby halfbaked » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:58 pm

3 ( 1 run no stripper) to 2 (stripper run then sprit run on a bubbler) and 1 stripper with 2 legs
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby dad300 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:29 pm

Usually one pass through VM with no strip.

If I have feints, I pot still them separate, water to 40% and add to a VM run.
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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby punkin » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:41 pm

dad300 wrote:Usually one pass through VM with no strip.

If I have feints, I pot still them separate, water to 40% and add to a VM run.


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Re: To strip or not to strip that is the question.

Postby dad300 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:16 pm

Ah...someday. My column makes noises.
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