Re: having trouble reaching equilibrium with new still, any ideas ?
- I run a 2 inch diameter column with stainless
steel scrubbers. My boiler has two 1500watt
elements. I cannot run both elements at the
same time without the column choking. Is your
3000 watts in one element? If so it may be a
little difficult to cut the power down.
You should be much happier with the output
when running 1500 to 2000 watts.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Xavier Orr" <xavierorr@h...>
> Hi Xavier, more information is needed to answer your request.
> It is a Fractionating reflux still made from the corn whiskey book.
> It has a 2 inch column, an offset head design and stainless steel
> scrubbers in a 1.2 metre column using a digital thermometer placed
> directly in the bend. The heat input is 3000 watts. Yes I have a
> sugar mash of reasonable percentage in the boiler and as soon as it
> starts boiling the thermometer goes straight to 79 degrees celcius
> and stays there. I have tried taking out the alcohol at this stage
> but it is absolutely horrible to taste.
> I hope that information will be able to assist you in diagnozing my
> problem, thanks alot for your help, I really appreciate it.