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alambique de cobre para mezcal


Hello Mezcalero!

This time, I want to talk to you about one of the most interesting and possibly oldest tools for making mezcal, an object that has been used by different civilizations for centuries: the copper still.

And how does a copper still work?

Its main function is to separate chemicals through different boiling points. To achieve this, the fermented mash is placed in the main tank of the still, which is heated using firewood for the initial distillation.

Once the boiling point is reached, the vapors move to a coiled tube called a condenser, submerged in water to maintain a temperature different from the main tank. This temperature difference causes a thermal shock, transforming the vapors back into liquid through condensation.

With this first distillation, we separate water from our mixture, and using a second distillation, we separate higher alcohols, methanols, and ethanols.

The result of this entire process is analyzed in a laboratory to obtain a physicochemical analysis and deliver to the consumer a certified and highly pure product like Mezcal Mitre.

Undoubtedly, this is one of my favorite stages in producing Mezcal Mitre, as at this point, we see and enjoy the result of all the work behind such an emblematic drink like mezcal.

I hope you've learned something new about the marvelous world of mezcal. Stay tuned for all our content and enjoy it with a glass of Mezcal Mitre. And remember, the world belongs to the curious.

Cheers, mezcalero!"