Hi Alli, Do you need to look inside a cylinder head when it’s ticking over to know that it’s working the noise and heat from the exhaust (muffler) tellsMessage 1 of 5 , Aug 19, 2011View Source
Do you need to look inside a cylinder head when it’s ticking over to know that it’s working the noise and heat from the exhaust (muffler) tells you it is? When you make your wash/mash whatever have faith in the process as to what goes on in the boiler when the steam ethanol mix comes off, And if it’s really bothering you stick a probe into the liquid in the boiler but other than make it hotter or cooler that’s all you can do to adjust the vapour temperature mix, which you’re going to know anyway with the probe at the highest point before the take off point before to the condenser.
What is necessary for you to do is determine is the temperature of the ethanol steam mix at the highest point before branching off to the condenser, so that you can adjust your heating source with a pot still and also your heating source and collection rate with a reflux still.
I haven’t really sat down and thought about the ramifications of the temperature in relation to a Vapour Management system (it just works beautifully) but I’m sure someone on here has and will let you knowGeoff