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sacrfical run

Postby motormouth1162 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:57 pm

Was wondering seen a lot about cleaning first run whatever it is I have a 17 gallon pot still hvnt done a run yet should I do a sacrificial run with vinegar first thank you all for your feed back
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Re: sacrfical run

Postby res » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:29 pm

Sac run comes after the vinegar run. It's a alcohol run usually something cheap and or easy. I used a tpw wash (tomato paste wash) but you could use box wine or any other source of cheap booze. It's a good way to ensure your still is clean and will give you some idea of how it will perform under normal operation.
It's sacrificial because you don't drink it.
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Re: sacrfical run

Postby JayD » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:24 pm

and a short vinegar run followed by a steaming, mark the alcohol you get from this run as junkerhol and keep it for further cleaning runs. :obscene-drinkingcheers: Then get serious and do good cuts.
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Re: sacrfical run

Postby motormouth1162 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:49 pm

Cool deal thank you both I've been watching videos and reading on it alll
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