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I understand that running your column still with the deflegmator cranked all the way up for an hour or so will increase the ester formation within the column and then you can dial down the deflegmator and start drawing down spirits.
The other essential component to ester formation in the column is pH.
Does it matter what acid is used to lower the wash pH?
The wash pH is normally around 5.2 but I was looking to lower it down to 4.0 to enhance ester production in the column.
Has anyone experimented with different pH reducers? H2SO4? HCL? Citric acid? Malic acid?