The next 11 liters will be reasonably pure ethanol, mixed with water and some congeners. As the ethanol begins to decrease, the congeners get stronger, producing the tails. Again, your choice where to stop collecting the main product. You are facing a tradeoff between quality and quantity - you can have one or the other, but not both. Like the heads, the tails can be added to the next batch for redistillation.

How long will all this take? For those who keep the heat full on and accept the consequent low quality, very little time indeed, as little as a couple of hours. Those who turn the heat down to 750 watt will take just over five hours to collect a higher quality product.

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