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You may or may not see bubbling in the airlock. With a lot of head space, it may be reduced, and you may not notice it at all. Watching the airlock is like reading tea leaves... could be true, could not be. The only way to know how fermentation is progressing is to take gravity readings. If the gravity is reasonably close to the expected final gravity and ...


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If you are using a simple pot still, you may not get high enough proof to burn on your first run. Without knowing actual volumes and ABVs here it is hard to say what is the case here. Normally when producing potable spirits, most things are distilled again a second time, or a reflux column of some kind is is used. If you are running a second distillation ...


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