Produce pure ethanol with an efficient fractional distillation column
Your aim to produce your favorite alcoholic beverages at home or in your commercial distillery can succeed only if you manage to produce pure ethanol with an efficient fractional distillation column. It is vital that you separate all disguised contaminants that might try to sneak out of your distillation apparatus along with ethanol or alcohol.
Producing alcohol or ethanol out of your fermented mixture or mash requires boiling that mash so as to vaporize ethanol present within it. However, in addition to ethanol, there are several other substances that vaporize approximately at around 78 degrees Celsius and could pose a problem if they end up in the collection vessel along with your desired form of alcoholic beverage. These include methanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, etc that all pose a problem to your health or the health of your loved ones or customers. However, there is a way to separate these substances during the boiling process itself so that only vapors containing ethanol end up at the top of the column into the copper pipe before being condensed back into liquid form.
Instead of a simple copper, glass, or stainless pot or vessel that is just connected to copper tubing to collect the vapors, you will need to install a fractional distillation column that fractionalizes or separates the resultant vapor according to their molecular structure as well as their precise boiling points. This process thus allows vapors of ethanol to move uninterrupted towards the copper pipe fitted on top of the vessel while restricting the other substances by diverting them through the use of various types of packing or trays.
If you are an eager vodka enthusiast that wants to produce strong and silky smooth vodka at home then your home distillation kit should include a column that can handle fractional distillation with the help of copper mesh or raschig ceramic rings that can compel other harmful and unwanted vapors to condense back to liquid form and drop back into the boiling vessel.
Similarly, if you are engaged in commercial production of alcohol then your professional plant would require a tall fractional distillation column fitted with trays at different levels to collect various substances based on their boiling points and construction of their molecules. This principle is also used to extract different types of fuels from crude oil as well as in various other products. You will thus be rewarded with pure and safe ethanol at the end of the process and will anyway need to repeat the distillation process a few more times if you want purer and stronger ethanol based on your final product that needs to be produced at home or in your commercial distillation plant.
If you do not have the required technical skills to build your own distillation kit at home then you should simply scour the internet to locate professional manufacturers of home distillation kits that can dispatch your ordered kit right at your doorsteps. These kits should feature fractional distillation as part of the distillation process so that you end up with an alcoholic beverage that is devoid of any unwanted contaminants and completely safe to consume with your loved ones. A few trial runs with the required monitoring equipment will help you to produce delicious alcoholic beverages without any problems.
An efficient distillation process is extremely important to produce ethanol or alcohol that is totally pure and safe to consume. However, since many substances other than ethanol also vaporize at roughly the same temperature, you will certainly need an efficient fractional distillation column to separate the desired ethanol from undesired substances and end up with pure and safe nectar for all lips that touch the final product.