>Gees - that's tossing away all those hard-spent R&D dollars. I'm
>sure that our esteemed still designers spent many a restless night
>working out exactly the right seeds to use.
Not to slag them off too much, but these are the same people who have
quotes in their book like ..
(re reflux stills) ..alcohol strength increases 5% with every 25% of the
column packed .. (so how do you get them past about 75% purity ??)
...a smaller packing diameter provides more refluxing ... (isn't it the
cooling tubes/coils etc that generate the reflux??)
...we size the tower/condensor lengths a ratio of 2:1 ....(shouldn't these
depend on what purity you want and how much heat is needed to be removed -
two seperate items ??)
...provided the column is densely packed the resistance allows ethanol to
pass but not water vapour ...(like an ethanol seive ?? Pack it dense and
nothing will get past. Increased purity is by providing a greater height
of packing to allow multiple distillations/equilbriums to form!)
I'm sorry, but even though they sell many hundreds (if not thousands?) of
stills, there is a fundamental lack of understanding (by these experts) of
how distillation works, and how to improve the purity of the spirit. I'm
saddened to hear that their construction is also substandard. Looks like
if you want it done right, you need to build it yourself.
(let the flames begin .....but in doing so, I'll be the the first to
declare that my own website is far from perfect or correct in all it says,
but I'll listen to any suggestions and do my best to improve and correct