--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, Tony & Elle Ackland
> > i guess my question on the use of horse feed was
> >not technical enough for this group
> Its not like that at all. No snobs allowed. I've forward your
> Deb, who's recipe it was, but she hasn't replied. Maybe she's on
> somewhere. I'm guessing not too many other people use horse feed
> starting point.
> >i have three
> >outlets [half in. copper tubes] coming out the top of my
> >pot.....would i be better off with one 2 in. tube??
> three half-inch tubes gives an area of 0.6 square inches, whereas a
> inch diameter has an area of 3.1 square inches. The bigger area of
> tube means that the vapour velocity out it will be quite a bit
> it it goes up a bit, before angling down towards the condensor, you
> get a bit more distillate running back into the pot (ie a little
> reflux happening). This will lighten the flavour a little bit -
> a good thing. Also less likely to block, and easier to clean. As
> whether its "best" depends on a whole lotta things - what the shape
> like, surface area for cooling, what sort of flavour you want,
> of these aren't scientific, but arty guesses based on experience.
> whole range of different commercial pot stills and their different
> diameters, lengths etc. Hard to say which is "right" or "better".
> http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/commercial.htm . But if i
> pick, yeah I'd take the 2" over the 3 little ones.
thanks for the reply, i promise to be patient from now on......old
age and cold colorado weather tend to make a fella grumpy!!!!.....it
could also be jealosy for the warmth down under