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8845Re: SV: [Distillers] Re: Vacuum in glass bottles

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  • bob johnson
    Feb 1, 2003
      hey everyone. theres been alot of talk about vacume stills here lately but i
      have no idea what one is because i just recently heard of them in this
      group. could somone plz explain it to me so i can understand what im readin
      a bit more?
      -thanks for reading

      >From: "Johan" <kaffekopp@...>
      >Reply-To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      >To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: SV: [Distillers] Re: Vacuum in glass bottles
      >Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 17:36:24 +0100
      >Thanks all for advice about the glass containers.
      >I'll use 2 glass containers connected by a hose.
      >The heated glass container will be heated by 45 degree water around it.
      >The other one act like a condenser. Just air-cooling.
      >When the summer comes I'll use a black container and a transparent one,
      >the black will be insulated by a thin layer of underlay foam (more or
      >less transparent) or a plastic bag. I just want to see if how long it
      >will take to produce something in sunlight with that.
      >As long as the one containing mash will be something like 10 degrees
      >warmer than the condenser, vapor move from that one to the cooler
      >I�ve bin using a 5L. glass container as a alc. reciever and it holds
      >up fine.
      >I�ve bin thinking about making a vacuum still from a 68L. glass
      >container. It could burst, it�s possible. I�ll just have to check.
      >Glass thicknes is certanly importnant.
      >How to you intend to heat up the mash?
      >Glass does not "deliver" heat as well as s.steel and therefore I am
      >not really keen on using a water jacket.
      >Glass is in some way a strange choice but as far as I�m concern
      >seeing the mash boil and vaporize is a desirable thing in this
      >Any thoughts?
      >--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "peter_vcb
      ><viciousblackout@y...>" <viciousblackout@y...> wrote:
      > > Johan
      > > i have had 2 glass jars break, one from pressure and one the
      > > just fell off when filled with water and lifted, they are weak. if
      > > you insist on doing it i would wrap it in masking tape to if it
      > > cracks it wont fly everywhere, use clear tape if you want to see
      > > inside
      > >
      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Johan Hemberg" <hemberg@h...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > Hi
      > > >
      > > > I'm testing vacuum setup now.
      > > > I have a gallon bottle in glass that I want to use because it's
      > > > transparent. But I'm a little worried about implosion. wouldn't be
      > > > so nice.
      > > >
      > > > How strong is glass?
      > > >
      > > > I've tested in small bottles and that's no problem.
      > > >
      > > > Johan
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