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Cut off points

Term that designates the points of separation of the different parts of the distillate. The three cut off points are: heads, hearts and tails. The heads and tails correspond to the first and last parts of the distillate and should be discarded as they are not fit for human consumption. To determine the precise cut off points of a distillate a thermometer and alcoholmeter are used. Basic distillation laws should be followed.