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I have a small milk can boiler 20L with a 3" sight glass filled with copper rings in it. No active reflux. Power is at the moment to low 600-800W due to restrictions on my stow (not optimal) but the quality turned out very good. I used 8 kg of sugar, 4 packages a 42 g baking yeast, 280 g double tomato paste and one lemon (I cut off the peel and only used the fruit flesh). Everything for 50L.
Stripped it in 3 goes, took always away 10-20 mL fores, took the following 50 mL to the next run together with everything coming between 38-10%. The part 75-38% was diluted down to 38% for the spirit run (I added some liters of wash that didn't fit in the stripping runs). Forgot to take the heads and fores off the spirit run but not the tails. What makes me confused is that the spirit is quite neutral (well, it has a taste but its nice) and nice despite this mistake.
Should I bother running the spirit run once more? Its so slow :( 12h the spirit run took with heating up and collecting tails after 38%. Or is it possible to stop the process after the heads and fores are taken off? Any experience out there?
PS I was very happy with this wash...