Herewith the reply from George791 to a couple of queries that I had sent
him - namely clearing up the business of dimensions which was not that
clear in his first posting. He asked me to send the folloing along to you.
sorry for the confusion on the boiler and distillation tank,
diameter of the boiler tank is 47 inches in circumference ruffly 17"
wide and will have a height of 17 inches. the bottom plate will be
welded solid on both sides and the top will be manufactured into a
double flange which will hold the distillation tank .
The distillation tank will set centered inside the boiler, 4 inches up
from the bottom of the boiler tank.
leave 2 1/2 inches of space around the distillation tank, I will leave
out total volume of water held in the boiler jacket once the
distillation tank is in place as I have no idea at this point what it
will be, as I'm still in the design stage. the
distillation tank will be capped off and flanged to hold the tower on.
The distillation tank dimensions are 29 inches in circumference which is
8 inches wide and 19 inches tall this is a standard 5 gallon soda pop
container , when set in the boiler tank , more than half of the tank
will be inside the tank. I know I said the height of the tank was 34
inches, this was a mistake as it only is 19 inches tall. Anyway
the Idea of using the steam injection is not to use high pressure steam
but a passive low pressure flow in to the distillation tank as a means
of a secondary heating source and a secondary pressure venting.
At no time will the boiler be under high pressure.
The wattage size of the heating elements can be lowered if boiling temp
is a problem.
The whole Idea behind my design is to use a passive heating source that
in no way burn the mash making the need for straining the mash
unnecessary. The way it will be set up is so all you have to do is open
the top of the distillation tank up and pour in the mash, set the
distillation tank into the boiler jacket and flange in place connect up
the Passive steam line , and flange on the the tower fill with water to
the right level for heating and begin distilling, as for draining simply
vent the boiler of any possible pressure,unflange the distillation tank
remove the tower for cleaning pull out the Distill. Tank and pour out
the wasted mash. or stillage, and clean. I hope
this clears some of the confusion up.