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Flashcards in Production Deck (6):
1

What is the definition of fractional distillation?

Alcohol vapors can be separated from liquid water and collected in a still because of the different boiling points of ethyl alcohol and water

2

What are the two kinds of stills used in distillation?

Pot still and continuous still

3

What is the greatest difference between a spirit produced in a pot still, and a spirit produced in a continuous still?

A spirit produced in a pot still will have more congeners, which contribute to greater flavor but also has more impurities. A continuous still will produce a cleaner, more pure spirit, but it will have less flavor

4

What are the two columns with in a continuous still?

Analyzer and rectifier

5

What are four ways a spirit can gain flavor after distillation?

Barrel aging
Maceration (flavoring agent is steeped in the alcohol)
Infusion (same method as maceration but quicker; at hotter temps)
Percolation (base spirit is pumped through the flavoring material)

6

What is the "proof" of a spirit?

Twice The percentage of alcohol by volume