>plastic tubing). Also I would like to know your opinion on Jans still
>because my design is reasonabily close, can it be improved on or is
>there a better design altogether? Thanks again
For my 2c, I really like Jans still. Nice and tall, with scrubbers for
packing, easy to clean, and simple to look at. And the new "cold finger"
cooler looks like a great idea. About the only improvement I'd suggest
would be to insulate the column - say with foam, or carpet backing etc, to
minimise heat losses (maybe its been removed for the photos ?).
Beyond that, it would be to convert it to the Nixon-Stone style of
condensor (www.gin-vodka.com), where all the vapour is condensed, and you
control how much is refluxed vs kept - a simple, clean design that
simplifies how to do the cooling (no need to differentiate between reflux &
distillate), is intrinsically safe, and gives you absolute control.