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Stripping run stalling at 40

My last couple stripping runs have essentially stalled around 40% abv. It is really weird, I will have a great run until about that point and then the spirit just starts to lightly spit off the still... Any ideas?


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Tell us about your still. As the kettle contents drifts more toward water the BP will increase. If you're unable to progressively add more heat to the pot to meet the demand of boiling the contents that which you describe coudl occur.


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sounds like a heat issue for sure


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Add one more vote for not enough heat


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Thanks for the responses. I have tried hitting the still with full steam without much luck. Possibly my boiler is not running at full capacity... It is just odd that this started happening with the last couple batches, and I have never had this problem before.


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If it is an electric boiler check if one of the elements has burnt out.


Reply:I have tried hitting the still with full steam without much luck.
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Any fouling deposits built up on your steam coils/jacket ? They'll reduce the heat transfer, which becomes more critical in the later stage when the BP rises due to increased water percentage.

Thanks for the responses. I have tried hitting the still with full steam without much luck. Possibly my boiler is not running at full capacity... It is just odd that this started happening with the last couple batches, and I have never had this problem before.


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I don't really have much to add to the previous comments. My first instinct would also be a lack of firepower. Pictures and specs of your system would be helpful.