Filling up the beer still with fermented mash for a stripping run
The first of the Double Pot still distillations is the stripping run through the lager still. Commentary from Tom.
As the vapors begin to come over from the beer still, alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water, so those vapors are the first to cross into the condenser where cool waters surrounds the vapor coil and condenses it back to liquid
Fresh distillate runs through the Flow Boxes where we can check temperature and proof of the distillate.
The outcome of the first disillation--low wines.
Commentary from Tom
The second Pot Distillation that will produce the hearts we barrel.
Head on out to the Rack House where the hearts are laid to rest a spell in new charred American oak barrels!