Brewers Cap

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Beer w/Straw, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Say I did a wash to see how much ethanol I could get. My yeast has gone dormant, no more bubbles. So I spike it and seal the fermentation vessel air tight.

    I still want to distill it and separate the alcohol from the rest of the mixture but, would that kill the carbonation?
     
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    "did a wash"? "spike"? Sorry, I'm not familiar with either term.

    If you try to distill a mixture containing dissolved CO2 you will boil it off, as it is the most volatile component in the mixture.
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    That was to hint at brewing alcoholic beverages as it would enable me to be concise I felt.

    Didn't think to much beforehand as I was more pondering this guy:
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Of course. You have to boil at normal pressure to do the distillation. You could try to keep pressure on during the distillation but 1) that would be much harder to arrange and 2) everything would boil at a much higher temperature.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    And even then it would always be the CO2 that came off first, as it is a matter of the relative vapour pressures.

    If she doesn't want to kill the yeast, she could do a vacuum distillation - but the CO2 would still come off first.
     
  9. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    No real reason to spare the yeast. It's so easy to re-inoculate.
     
  10. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Watch out for revenooers.
     
  11. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry.

    My head was/is a jumble right now. Would have probably asked this on a brewers forum. Yet, I am banned cause long ago I inquired about genetically modified yeast releasing chemicals found in marijuana instead of alcohol.

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  12. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe just have a spliff or two while drinking instead of trying to achieve a two for one?
    Probably easier to control the buzz you want, BwS.
     

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