As we have not formally tested the T500 with extremely cold water, we do not have conversion charts based on water temperature nor can we advise the exact adjustments needed when distilling with source water that is very cold.
However, here are some suggestions and advice from our distilling team.
- We typically use water that is between 18-20°C (64-68°F) when distilling - if your source water is significantly colder than this, your still will need to be run a bit warmer to get the alcohol out and within a reasonable amount of time. This will require experimenting with slight temperature adjustments and monitoring the output.
- Our team has suggested running the still a little warmer and continually checking whether the alcohol that you are getting off of the still is still greater than 90% ABV. Additionally, you will want to be sure that the alcohol coming off of your still is cool to the touch. If the alcohol being collected is >90% ABV and is cool to the touch, then it should be fine.
- If you find that the alcohol coming off your still at around 70°C is not above 90% ABV or is not cool to the touch, please stop your distilling session and reach out to our Consumer Experience Team to assist further.