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Jun 08, 2022 View:

Fixing Bad Cuts

So with a pot still, thumper set up, is there any way to fix a batch where bad cuts were made? We've allowed too much heads and/or tails to get into our hearts cut and want to see if there is a good way to recover the quality stuff that's still in there. The only thing I can think of would be to re-run the hearts with a few upcoming virgin batches, but I'm afraid some of the good flavor would be lost making the overall new hearts too pure (ethanol). Would that happen? If so, is there any way to fix this?


If you still have the heads and tails then mix back and re-run.

If not then do as you suggested and add some to your next few batches. If you are cutting by nose and taste you should still end up with full flavour. The only way I see you could end up with less flavour is if you needed to add a lot of water to keep your pot charge at below 60 proof


You pretty much have your answer.  Will want to add it to the next batch.  Some distilleries make bad cuts and attempt to filter them out with activated carbon.  It doesn't really work though.  Might just chuck this one up to learning the cuts.