[How to distill plum rakija] Have you ever thought about distilling your favourite alcoholic in your own home?
A year ago I decided to begin my distilling journey with our beloved plum rakija, always recognizable in our houses in red bottles of cola with caps of orange juice.
In order to produce šljivovica, a large quantity of prunes is necessary, in my case 30 kilos, but a distiller is what you need first,available in various forms and different materials. As for the quantity of plums, on average you can get about 1.2 litres of 10 kilos of prunes, while as for the distiller, unless you are a professional, you need to check necessarily that there is a thermometer installed!
Alcohol distillation can be fatal or can cause permanent visual damage to drinkers if methanol has not been properly separated from prunes fermented during distillation.
Everything else is easily obtainable or even constructible, in case you had a house in the country! Another great help could be, even if technically it is not a tool that will serve you during the distillation, but rather at the end of the process, the hydrometer with which you can measure the alcohol content of your rakija and summarily know if you have followed all the steps necessary for a good product.