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• Do any of you know the method for making one of these type cylinders? _______ / / _____________ The top one needs to be about a 12 1/2in
Message 1 of 5 , May 27, 2003
Do any of you know the method for making one of these type cylinders?

_______
/ \
/ \
_____________

The top one needs to be about a 12 1/2in circumference, and the
bottom one needs to be a 30 in one. I want to put the mash pot in the
bottom one, and the column in the top one.

Robert
• consult your basic sheet metal manual-- it will tell u exactly how to construct-- Robert wrote:Do any of you know the method for
Message 2 of 5 , May 27, 2003
consult your basic sheet metal manual-- it will tell u exactly how to construct--

Robert <johnnyreb_27330@...> wrote:
Do any of you know the method for making one of these type cylinders?

_______
/       \
/         \
_____________

The top one needs to be about a 12 1/2in circumference, and the
bottom one needs to be a 30 in one. I want to put the mash pot in the
bottom one, and the column in the top one.

Robert

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• Are you wanting a frustum of a cone? If this is what you want then I can calculate the layout measurements for you if you will tell me the center height of the
Message 3 of 5 , May 27, 2003
Are you wanting a frustum of a cone? If this is what you want then I can
calculate the layout measurements for you if you will tell me the center
height of the cone.

Ludwig

Robert wrote:
> Do any of you know the method for making one of these type cylinders?
>
> _______
> / \
> / \
> _____________
>
> The top one needs to be about a 12 1/2in circumference, and the
> bottom one needs to be a 30 in one. I want to put the mash pot in the
> bottom one, and the column in the top one.
>
• I don t have any tools to fabricate with other than my mechanic tools. Here are the plans for my two designs. The condensor is an old 55 gallon oil drum we ve
Message 4 of 5 , May 31, 2003
I don't have any tools to fabricate with other than my mechanic
tools. Here are the plans for my two designs.

The condensor is an old 55 gallon oil drum we've had sitting around
here for a while. Don't worry, I've burned it out a few times and
it's clean. I've had a few ideas for my boiler. The first is to take
an old 20 quart stainless steel pot and put the mash in it. Then I
would make some sort of a frustrom cone to make a "chimney" that
would direct all the vapor to the column. Which I am thinking of
making out of an old coffee perculator.However, I can't remember how
to make a frustrom cone, so that idea has been put on the back burner.

My second idea is to use the pot, but instead of making a "chimney",
I use the pot's lid and make a hole for column, whatever I make it
of. If I remember my physics right, air moves from high pressure to
low pressure. And, given what I know about racing, when tires become
heated the air inside them compresses and raises their air pressure.
Since the mash will be boiling the temperature will raise the air
pressure in the pot, and with the column being cooler than the mash,
it would literally suck the vapor into it. Of course, that is if I
remember my science right.

I'd like to know what you guys think of these ideas. I'd like to use
something different from a perculator for a column, but I really
don't have any sort of tools to fabricate with. I'd also like to know
what's the best material, that I can get fairly cheap, for stuffing
the column? Any help is appreciated.

Robert

--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Ludwig <Bluestar792@n...> wrote:
> Are you wanting a frustum of a cone? If this is what you want then
I can
> calculate the layout measurements for you if you will tell me the
center
> height of the cone.
>
> Ludwig
>
> Robert wrote:
> > Do any of you know the method for making one of these type
cylinders?
> >
> > _______
> > / \
> > / \
> > _____________
> >
> > The top one needs to be about a 12 1/2in circumference, and the
> > bottom one needs to be a 30 in one. I want to put the mash pot in
the
> > bottom one, and the column in the top one.
> >
• Hi Robert, this is the best I could come up with Learn how to layout a cone and the formula, these numbers can be replaced with your dimensions. The formula
Message 5 of 5 , Jun 1, 2003
Hi Robert,
this is the best I could come up with

 Learn how to layout a cone and the formula, these numbers can be replaced with your dimensions.

The formula for the cone is...

- First you must find the difference between the large and the small Dia.
- Multiply the large dia. by the vertical height,
- divide this product by the difference first obtained large dia and small dia)

This will give you the length of the center line you need from the top of the cone to the intersecting point (A)

Large Dia - Small Dia = 20" - 8" = 12"

Vertical height X Large Dia. 22" x 20"= 440

440 divided by the product of the difference in dia.

440 / 12 = 36.66 and this 36.66 is the length

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