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Hybrid Batch Still Resources

Can anyone recommend some good resources pertaining to operating a hybrid batch still (i.e. 3-4 column+dephlegmator)?

I've found the academic literature on beverage alcohol stills to be extensive when it comes to basic pot stills, continuous systems, and region-specific stills (like the charentais alembics), but lacking when it comes to hybrids.

So what are your go to books/journal articles on hybrids?


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I would say that manufacturers only give you a couple pointers on how they "machine" operates.  Especially with hybrids, because you're between two classic systems it's hard to know what the end user will make.  A hybrid can be used to make just about anything.

I haven't found a great resource for this either.  I know distillers with hybrids that don't use the plates for whiskey, others that are to make a single pass product.  I have some decent digital books that may have information.  During the virus I'm trying to look back into more of that information, I'll let you know if I find something.