How much liquid goes in a thumper?
Is a thump keg necessary?
An ordinary pot still, without a thump keg, is capable of distilling a wash to only a “low wine”, which will be about 40-50% alcohol. A second, or even a third, distillation is needed to achieve the high alcohol content necessary to make high-proof whiskey or other spirit.2018-03-31
What size Thumper do you need for a 15 gallon still?
4.3 Gallon (16 Liter) Copper Distillation Thumper for 15 Gallon (57 Liter) KEG stills.
How big of a thumper do I need for a 10 gallon still?
How Big Should a Thumper Keg Be? A thumper keg should be 25% to 40% the size of your main boiler.2021-02-10
How big of a thumper do you need for a 5 gallon still?
1.65 Gallon (6.25 Liter) Copper Distillation Thumper for 5 gallon stills.
Does a thumper increase proof?
Does a thumper just give a smaller amount of higher proof alcohol? Yes, as noted, the thumper gives you another plate of distillation. It’ll boost the purity by 10-20 proof in your run. A thumper will take a little while to come online, so your run will take longer.2018-08-22
How much do I put in my thumper?
As we’ve mentioned at the start of this article, a thumper keg should be 25% to 40% the size of your main boiler. But if you are planning to prime your thumper keg with a big amount of charge, whether it be botanicals, low wines, wash, or water, get a thumper keg that is at least 50% the size of your main boiler.2021-03-31
Why use a thumper on a still?
What Is The Purpose Of A Thumper Keg? The main purpose of a thumper keg is to speed up the distillation process. It lets you distill a high-proof spirit without running it through the still multiple times. The other purpose of using a thumper keg is to add botanicals to your spirits.2021-02-10
Do you put anything in a thumper keg?
Distillers usually add spirit tails, low wines, water, or whiskey to their thumper keg to cool the alcohol vapors coming from the potstill. However, you can include other fruits, herbs, or spices to add different flavor combinations to your spirits.2021-02-10
How much liquid goes in the thumper?
A 100% copper thumper keg made from a 20 ounce copper sheet. It holds 2 gallons of liquid and comes with a ½” ball valve drain and 1/2” copper pipe handoffs.2021-02-10
Does a thumper increase ABV?
The vapor from that 50% thumper will condense at around 75% ABV so there is your increased purity. You can get even more ABV bump by precharging the thumper with high test feints.2017-07-05
Do you need a thumper on a still?
In short, the answer to whether our stills need a thumper keg is: NO. Which means the distillation process with our stills is simpler and your success is more likely guaranteed. You’re welcome!2018-07-31