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So my beer brewing buddy has more time than I do and did the last handful of brew sessions without me. Of the last 8 batches, 3 of them went "bad" on him during fermentation, all in the same fermenter.
If anything, we over clean our stuff, so we're pretty sure it was due an inadequate airlock and then letting it sit too long after fermentation was over. It has a slightly "paint thinner" aroma to it.
3 types of beer:
He gave 10 gallons of each to me to distill, I'm planning on my usual fast strip run through my 4" pot still on 5500watts and then re-running through a 3 bubble plate dash. Is it worth going for any flavor with these, or should I just try to salvage the alcohol out and scrub them to neutral through a 6 plate + 20" Copper Stuff Section?
I figure worst case, if I get them high enough I'll through the results in the truck's gas tank (Flex-Fuel engine).
I'd love to just try the 3 plate and re-distill later, but per the original issue, my free time is very minimal with the little one around and I've got another on the way. Plus, I already have other batches to distill that I haven't gotten to in months.