re your condensing system ,if you describe your layout a bit better i may
be of some help i'm hopeless with electricals ,but cooling/heat exchanging
If you've seen John Stones Still head, from his book Making Gin and Vodka,
it is pretty close to what I want, let me know if you are not fimiliar with
it and I will attempt to draw it up and send next post.
why is your water flow slow???
I am going to distill about 150 feet from the house in a small work shop,
it does have hydro, but no water, I can have a garden hose from the house,
but we have a small water tank and use a sand point well with a piston pump,
which is not all that efficient, and after running the water for awhile the
pressure drops considerable, if I have to run for a few hours I am pretty
darn sure I would run out of water :>(( The work shop does house my beer
fridge though so I don't mind being back there :>))
with your elements so close to the base of the still body can you get
your hand under to clean??
Yes a bottle brush can slid under the elements, I like clean so I will
probably unscrew and remove both heating elements anyway to flush out the
system real good. I have about a 4" opening in the top of the boiler so I
can get in there without much trouble.