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, "geoff burrows" <jeffrey.burrows@...> wrote:
> I have a 10 gal insulated boiler with an 850watt x 240 volt element for the run and when wash gets up to ethanol temp my 850 just distills it at a steady temp. It could be a 25 or 50gal boiler but when it reaches ethanol temp that 850 will just keep steady and keep sending the ethanol out
Appears that Pot'rs require less power punch than 'flux'rs.
With both 1.38kw and .9kw elements on until boiling (78c), a 25ltr approx., 18%abv sugar wash takes 40 odd minutes to boil to that temp (78C).
It happily retains that temp - with appropriate cooling flow - until about 4ltrs in total of fores, heads, mids, and tails have been extracted. At around 84c the temp climbs within a minute or two to where the produce is foul.
So I now religiously shut down at around 84 and don't bother mucking around.