ANTIQUE COPPER MOONSHINE POT STILL MODEL

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 28, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE

COPPER MOONSHINE STILL MODEL

THIS IS A VERY PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE COPPER MOONSHINE STILL POT STILL TRAMP ART MODEL FROM THE AMERICAN PROHIBITION ERA...

THIS MODEL REPRESENTS A 'POT' TYPE STILL W HEAT WAS APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE COPPER POT W THE MASH (IN THE CASE OF WHISKEY) ~ OR WINE (IN THE CASE OF COGNAC) WAS CONTAINED.

THIS WAS CALLED A "BATCH DISTILLATION", AS OPPOSED TO A MODERN CONTINUOUS DISTILLATION PROCESS...

THE VAPOUR OF AN ALCOHOLIC LIQUID THAT IS BEING HEATED IN THE POT WAS ALWAYS RICHER IN ALCOHOL THAN THE LIQUID WASH ITSELF...

IN THE POT STILL, THE ALCOHOL AND WATER VAPOUR, COMBINED WITH VAPOURS OF THE MULTITUDE OF AROMA COMPONENTS SUCH AS ESTERS, ALCOHOLS THAT GIVE THE MASH OR WINE ITS AROMA, EVAPORATE AND FLOW FROM THE STILL THROUGH THE CONDENSING COIL W IT CONDENSES INTO THE FIRST RUN DISTILLATION LIQUID, OR SO-CALLED 'LOW WINES" WITH A STRENGTH OF ABOUT 25-35% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME AND IS COLLECTED...

ONCE COLLECTED THESE 'LOW WINES' ARE RUN BACK THROUGH THE SAME STILL A SECOND TIME TO PRODUCE A COLOURLESS SPIRIT THAT HAS A STRENGTH OF ABOUT 70% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME.

THE CLEAR SPIRIT IS THEN PLACED INTO A CHARRED WHITE AMERICAN OAK AGING BARREL FOR MATURATION.

THE CHARRED OAK INSIDE THE BARREL GIVES THE SPIRIT
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