Apr 29, 2021
In this stimulating still
dialogue with Dr. Eric Stroud of Mohawk Spirits Distillery, some of
the topics we discuss include:
- The differences between traditional and vacuum
distillation - that is, distillation that takes place in the
presence of high heat vs. distillation that takes place at room
temperature but under high pressure.
- How Dr. Stroud secured a grant from the
American Distilling Institute that allowed him to fabricate and
test ancient still designs found in alchemical and medical texts
from the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
- What it’s like to test glass stills with
zig-zags and coils and chambers that seem to be in all the wrong
- The implications of Dr. Stroud’s compelling
test results for the craft distilling community, as well as what
new experiments are on the horizon.
- The virtues of working with native North
American fruits and berries,
- What to drink with a late Renaissance
- And much, much more.
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