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    Default Worm of the still

    It has to do with alcohol distillation, do you know what it is? :)

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    Default Re: Worm of the still

    I don't know what "worm of the still" means, but it could be a reference to the custom of having a worm in a bottle of mezcal.

    Mezcal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: Worm of the still

    Well, it has to do with the apparatus of a distiller, albeit a very old one I presume. Here: feeverte.net/dicksdistillation.html

    "This process of evaporating and condensing a liquid is called distillation; the apparatus is called a still or retort, and the coiled pipe is the "worm of the still," or the condenser."

    This [Worm of the still] is a long tin pipe, bent in the form of a screw, and enclosed in a copper or wooden vessel full of cold water.

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    Default Re: Worm of the still

    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    Well, it has to do with the apparatus of a distiller, albeit a very old one I presume. Here: feeverte.net/dicksdistillation.html

    "This process of evaporating and condensing a liquid is called distillation; the apparatus is called a still or retort, and the coiled pipe is the "worm of the still," or the condenser."

    This [Worm of the still] is a long tin pipe, bent in the form of a screw, and enclosed in a copper or wooden vessel full of cold water.

    Well done for answering your own question!

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