- Feb 27, 2003Great guys - been doing some homework since asking the question and
you are right!
Tony, like you, I want high purity, given the greater efficiency with
added height of about 1.5m, and a slightly wider diameter (waljac and
michael, I think, are corect here too!) I am working with a friend to
construct a column from scratch (might as well keep the boiler and
element I have). Will be taking the lessons learnt from all the
experiences compiled at homedistiller.org and putting them to good
use. Will let you know how I go in the next weeks, am putting a
design together at the moment. Meanwhile I will keep double and
triple distilling.... at least my russian friends with a long family
history of brewing and distilling are appreciative of the product so
far! (makes me feel good even if there isn't much left over for me).
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco <waljaco@h...>"
> I found the original SS column diameter of 1inch or 25mm too narrowand
> and it caused flooding - increase to preferably 2inches or 50mmm
> use the exg section as your reflux and distillate condensers.to
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)"
> <Tony.Ackland@c...> wrote:
> > Beaker,
> > > I plan
> > > to take my still spirits reflux and increase the column height
> > > 500mm by cutting the base off and adding the increased heightto
> > > I plan to use s/s scrubbers as packing but am wondering if I am
> > > to have enough temperature control (i.e. fractionating capacity
> > > the column height) without adding a water jacket or cooling of
> > > sort.
> > What sort of purity are you after ? If going for the 95%+ mark,
> you may want to look more towards 1.2- 1.5m column height.
> > The SSRS will produce a limited amount of reflux for you
> A taller column will be more effective in utilising this smallyou
> amount. Only if its not enough (eg if you stick to 500mm) might
> need to increase the cooling up there.
> > Tony
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