Curious newbie here.
Watching the "moonshiners" show the other night and the guys were doing fractional distillation by freezing their mash and removing the ice. They then simply boiled to remove the methanol.
Is it really this simple? I am heading up to northern Michigan from Florida next month and was thinking of making a strawberry brandy mash before I leave and the it up there to let it freeze for a few nights, then simply burn off the methanol.
I have read that the proof is not as strong, but I am not concerned too much about that.
Is there a resource for this? I have seen a few strawberry brandy recipes, but those are for heat distillation. I am guessing the mash creation is the same, not too acidic and keep it clean.
Thanks for the help!!