Heat conduction: column=>condenser: good or bad?
- I can't help wondering about the fact that many of us have a direct copper
heat-path between an insulated column and a water-cooled condenser unit
sitting on top. Surely this must make the condenser shell hotter than we
want it to be, and maybe the top of the column cooler than it should be.
Or is it beneficial for the column to have this cooling effect to help set
up a temperature gradient? If so, however, it would tend to be the outer
shell that feels most of the effect, not the packing, leading to condensate
bypassing the packing and dribbling down the outer walls??
Am I right in thinking that some sort of insulating joint between column
and condenser would be beneficial? If so, how could it be done?
- Dr. Cones method in "The Compleat Distiller" spells it out pretty
clearly. If you don't have a copy of that. Here is another good info
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Murphy-Marsh, Leigh"
> General question to everyone out there, when I forget to buy a pack of
> turbo and just use champagne yeast I have lying around (for my mead) and
> some DAP I generally have a fairly good fermentation. Maybe not as quick
> or vigourous as Turbo packs but pretty good. My question is why do
> people use all sorts of varied stuff like Vegemite and tomato paste? If
> it works better I'd like to know because I'll start tampering as well.
> Doesn't DAP have everything a good growing yeast laddie needs?