I'm looking at systems and I'm curious - what is the best Ethanol Extraction Equipment out in the market in 2017?
It's all about required volume per cycle which dictates equipment selection. Basically 2 x seperate stages, stage 1 ferment sugars to creat Ethanol, this is the cycle as takes about 7 - 8 days. The fermentation product is called mash.
Stage 2 extract ethanol from the mash. The most common process is distillation. With high quality sugars and yeast, fermentation will yield +-11% of mash by volume into of 92% (not abv) ethanol.
I.e. 200litres fermented mash will produce 23 liters of ethanol at 92% purity, again not abv. This ethanol is not potable as has high content of methanol which is toxic.
FYI 200% abv = 100% purity. Most retail booze spirits contain 43% abv which = 21.5% purity
I hope I understood your question and this helps, plus hopefully does not attract the attention of trolls
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Mile high distilling has reflux stills I got mine 93% ethanol 1st run first time I set it up! 26 gallon reflux still Colorado Denver 850$ bucks American I think.
Eden Labs just released an update to their Coldfinger Commercial, Ethanol Extractor - https://www.edenlabs.com/coldfinger/ethanol-extraction
Really impressive unit!