44596Re: Vapour loss from large shotgun condensor/condenser.
- Mar 2 2:13 AMHi, folks, harisaki,
Re Harry's comment
"However as it's fitted to a potstill, you better not have
> a 'puke', or you may block the whole shebang."You may find New Distillers message 34142 and 34143 interesting.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "harisaki2004" <ledaswan@>
> > Hi Crew,
> > on my POT still I have built myself a large shotgun to replace the
> > leibig condenser.
> > It has 17 x 13mm tubes of 225 mm long fed by a 11 litre per minute
> > water flow. This will pull out 9 kW of energy, ie the water
> > temperature increase and flow calculate to be 9 kWs.
> > However I have noticed during heating up phase from about 60C and
> > before the run really starts a steady stream of "fog" emanating
> > the condenser with the occasional drip. The coolant temp is about
> > A few of questions.
> > Is there a laminar flow issue with 13mm tubes? Does this condenser
> > require more turbulence? How to reduce the amount of fog?
> > best regards
> > Hari.
> It's moisture condensing out of the air that's inside the system.
> The air gets purged as the potstill system (cap, riser &/or lynearm
> condenser) gets filled with assorted vapors from the boil. Some of
> that moisture-laden air will obviously strike the cooling surfaces
> and condense. Taste the drips. You'll find it tastes like a
> penny, not like alcohol.
> As for your worries about laminar flow, yes you could improve your
> shotgun's performance by adding LOOSELY teased mesh inside the 13mm
> tubes. However as it's fitted to a potstill, you better not have
> a 'puke', or you may block the whole shebang.
> regards Harry
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