Actually I've run with very oxidiced amphora mesh and I didn't notice
any ill effects. Though I must admitt I didn't notice much benefit
either - so I guess it's all within the usual operating error margin.
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, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "abbababbaccc"
> <abbababbaccc@> wrote:
> > Thanks ab, that was new to me. So basically it seems to be
> > to let your reflux coil (+ other condensers) and column packing
> > oxidized.
> > - Riku
> NOT the packing, Riku. There's more reasons for using copper than
> just heat transfer. While ab may have a point about improving the
> transfer in air-cooled coils (they'd need all the help they can
> as your own experiments prove), the purpose of using shiny clean
> mesh in the vapour path is not just for separation purposes.
> in the path reacts with any sulfides in the vapours, forming those
> oxide deposits and other gunk that you see in the packing after a
> run. If you already have that mesh oxidised, the pure copper
> work its magic. End result, stinky nasty booze.
> But for the sake of experimentation, by all means try it for a few
> runs. Report back any findings. Who knows, it could be a winner.
> If not, you can always bicarb and redistill (lots of invested time
> energy, but a decisive learning experience). But that's what this
> hobby is all about.
> regards Harry