Every week is progress towards our first spirit!
This week sees the column start to take shape with sections being welded together – there will be six sections altogether.
In operation, the rising vapour – which is initially low in alcohol – starts to condense in the cooler, higher level of the column. The temperature of each successively higher stage is slightly lower than the previous stage, so the vapour in equilibrium with the liquid at each stage is progressively more enriched with alcohol and when finally condensed will be in the region of 96% pure alcohol. We’ll use this to make a very refined Silverback Vodka.