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Old 02-01-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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has anyone tried freeze distillation of apple cider. i read that it is just like making ice beer and you can achieve a high abv but how high and after how many freezes?

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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This is a brewing forum, and we cannot discuss distillation beyond the legal limit of 95% of the original volume.... In other words, we can't answer that question. If you want more info on distillation techniques, a google search with words like this will get you going:

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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oh sorry thanks for the reply

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Old 02-01-2008, 10:30 AM   #4
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i had been thinking that because of the fact that a still wasnt used it would be "legal"

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Once you remove more than 5% of the fluid volume, you're breaking the law. Now, I doubt you'd get in trouble, but this forum tries to stay away from illegal activities in general. Reality is that freeze distilling is very dirty because there is no way to seperate the good alcohols from the bad. Vapor distillation is WAY better when done properly. If it were up to me, freeze distillation would stay illegal, and vapor distillation would be treated like homebrew is.... but i digress.

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and when done properly, my it does make for a fun night!

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Old 02-02-2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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Why is this sub-forum titled "Wine, Mead, Cider and Distilling" if every time someone brings up distilling they are told not to discuss it?

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Agreed Nazhuret, they really need to change the name. Because as it stands, no one could possibly know not to talk about distilling.

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why is this talk about distilling not allowed? i mean, how are distilling forums allowed and publications like High Times?

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why is this talk about distilling not allowed? i mean, how are distilling forums allowed and publications like High Times?
Because this is a US based Beer & Wine making forum, both of which are legal by Federal law. Distilling is not a legal activity, thus is in violation of the rules with which you agreed when you joined the forum.
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