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- n. Plural form of foreshot.
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With a thermometer you can see easily when you’re getting alcohol at just over 173 degrees; without one, I’d have to rely on the old hill-country method to gather what distillers call the foreshots.
My log says that I cranked it up at 11:05 P.M., and that by 11:25 I was collecting foreshots.
You have to throw away a lot of foreshots, and you have to permit slow, low alcohol fermentations if what you want is good booze.
The earliest spirits (foreshots) produced during the second distillation and those at the tail-end (feints) have higher concentrations of impurities than the desirable “middle cut.”
The foreshots and feints go back into the low-wines still.
The fraction more volatile than alcohol, often called the “heads” or “foreshots” because it evaporates earlier than alcohol, includes toxic methanol, or wood alcohol, and acetone.