Making RUM with a pot still
Rum with a 400 L Pot Still:
300 L still = 225 L of wash if we fill it 75%
225 X 0.1 = 22.5 L potential alcohol
Actual yield might be 70% of 22.5L = 15.75 at 200 proof.
Typical average % alcohol on the hearts first run is 65%
or 130 proof. So we should get about 24.2 L at 65% ABV.
Thermal Fluid Heater
The following information is based on our tests at 40 kW
- It easily reaches 160º C within 30 minutes.
- Low wines and feints take around 2 hours to reach 86
degrees - when it starts running as distillate with a
strength of around 72% ABV.
- Typical distillation takes six hours after the still
temperature reaches 86 degrees C.
HOGA POT STILL
HEATED BY THERMAL OIL
By REMOTE CONTROL
Wash Still, Spirit Still, best heating system
Hoga’s copper pot stills,
are playing an important role in winning prizes for the “micro-distilleries” who actively participate with their spirits in
world-class competitions in the whisky, rum, gin, bourbon and brandy categories, and often win gold, silver or bronze medals
There is always a Hoga Still somewhere, but the most relevant number of Hoga stills can be found in the most demanding countries like USA, UK,
Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Japan, France, Denmark, Canada and Australia.
If your plan is to distill whiskey, distill brandy, distill gin, hoga stills are perfect for boutique-style distilleries, whether small or medium-sized, where
quality must be the primary goal.
Experience says that the 1000 litre copper-pot-still can be charged with 825 litres wash as anymore can cause it to foam up and boil over. As a
spirit pot still, hoga pot still can be charged with 900 or 925 litres low wines as there is no foam.
Regarding copper still sizes, for every distillation it ends up with around 99 litres of clean, crisp spirit at 69% ABV. On the latter we calculate this as Litre
Pure Alcohol (LPA) by the following; 99L X 0.69 = 68.31 Litres Pure Alcohol. The wash was about 7% ABV.
AGING WHISKY: To smooth your whisky or bourbon, we recommend our used
barrels of Genuine Port Wine, collected from the vineyards
of the Douro Valley.