Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Threaded Copper adaptor for Standard US Beer
In the situation Jim is talking about, you put your first runnings
back into the still (40-50+% abv) and the element is not covered.
Screw down the lid and you have a stainless steel keg with a bit of
fuel, a lot of air, and an exposed electric ignition device in the
space above the fuel, where the fumes are mixing with the air you
trapped inside when you sealed the lid on. Flick the awitch and you
will have a very large steel grenade trying it's hardest to part
your extremities from your torso.
This has happened to Jim in real life, through a comedy of errors.
He's lucky to be here to tell the tale. That's why we are so
adamant about sight levels for this type of keg setup. An ounce of
prevention is worth a ton of cure (if you survive), and if you don't
survive, then your family will have a rough time collecting on your
Ahh yes! Thanks for putting me right on that Harry. I must admit to
skipping the first few posts in this thread.
It would indeed make a very fine bomb under the circumstances you describe.
As for the hayburner, well....when the heavens opened up I knew he
was no chance. Duffer in the wet. I backed the quinella (Makybe
Diva & Vinnie Roe, with 3 others thrown in) on wet-track form, but
it cost me just as much to put on (5-way ticket = $10) as what the
dividend paid ($10). Eh bien....c'est la vie. :-/
Good grief! If you'd got the quinella then I would be very, very nice to
you, my dear old friend Harry!!! :-))
What screwed everyone up was that the met people forecast heavy rain, and
despite their previous form got it right. However, I was delighted to see
that beautiful Diva being the first mare to get it twice in a row. What a
marvellous feat! She didn't even look as though she was stretched at the
finish line. As for the jockey ... what can I say? And to think he was
contemplating giving it all up 3 years ago.
Worth it all just to see them both breeze home!
All the best,