Rheology of Liquor Distiller
We know that if the distillation method is used to take wine, the most volatile alcohol (ethanol) can be distilled out by using the different volatile characteristics of different substances in the wine to obtain the distilled wine with the highest concentration of about 70%(v/v).
Throughout the millennia of wine history, brewers have been racking their brains to improve their alcohol content.
Until the Yuan Dynasty brewers get distilled liquor method, can be said to be suddenly enlightened, one step in place. Therefore, distilled liquor was popular on a large scale in the Yuan Dynasty.
The distiller is an essential tool for distilling spirits. The distiller used in the distillation method has undergone thousands of years of rheology and formed what is now a "retort barrel".
There was a distiller long before the Yuan Dynasty. Therefore, another problem is involved here. Since distillers have already existed, why did shochu become a final conclusion in the Yuan Dynasty?
First of all, the distiller can distill other substances, such as the perfume industry distilling toilet water, the pharmaceutical industry distilling pharmaceutical, all use the distiller. According to research, China's ancient alchemy, also may have used distillation method. Therefore, the distiller's unearthed alone cannot fully prove that the distilled liquor method is used in winemaking.
For example, the bronze distiller excavated from the tomb of Liu He, the Haihun Marquis in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, but whether this device is used for cooking or distillation, there are two things to say.
The Shanghai Museum of the Eastern Han Dynasty bronze distiller, its structure is divided into retort body and kettle body. There is a liquid storage area in the retort and a condensation chamber.
However, there is no supporting information to indicate that this type of distiller is used to distill alcohol.