I got the pot still. Ultimately more interested in rum and whiskey, but sounds like MUM is a good place to start getting a feel for the craft.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, TODP <danimae@...> wrote:
> I run this rig.. what tower do you have?
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM, johnsmith24668 wrote:
> I got Mile-Hi's 8 gallon milk jug pot still, with a 1500w "Heet-O-Matic
> #305" internal element. It has a knob on the end for heat control that
> goes from 0-11 [insert Spinal Tap reference here].
> 1) For a stripping run, do I just crank it as high as it'll go as long
> as the condenser can keep up? Also, I know I should judge heat settings
> for a spirit run based on output flow, but if anyone has used this
> particular set up or element I'd appreciate an idea of what settings I
> might want to start at when I get to that point.
> 2) In my enthusiasm I've whipped up a MUM Hybrid Wash, which is bubbling
> away happily. I probably won't be able to get to it for a bit though, so
> I was considering tossing baking soda in after the strip. I thought I
> read somewhere it's not a good idea to add something (baking soda or
> salt, maybe?) if you have an internal element due to concerns of
> Thanks for the help!