After 1 hour and 5 minutes the distillation starts. The spirits drips into the filter one drop at a time. This "drip by drip" purification gives a very long contact time 3 hours and a better result than ordinary active charcoal purification. At the same time purification is ”automatic” during distillation.
After about 3 hours
of good spirits has been produced, about 46% (if the mash is 18%). Distillation has finished. Switch off the apparatus. When the unit has cooled dispose of the remaining contents of the boiling vessel.
If you want stronger alcohol, for example to mix Absinthe, just distill the spirits once again (or preferably 2-3 batches at once), in exactly the same way. You can get up to an alcoholic strength of 88%.
An easy way of cleaning the apparatus is to distill a little water. The process looks after itself. When the distillation is finished the unit switches itself off.