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Improving a pot still

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  • waljaco
    The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica has an interesting section under SPIRITS. It was badly scanned electronically at -
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 29, 2003
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      The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica has an interesting section under
      SPIRITS. It was badly scanned electronically at -
      http://64.1911encyclopedia.org/S/SP/SPIRITS.htm

      Under 'Irish Pot-still' there is a description which can be taken up
      by home-distillers using pot-stills:

      "A characteristic feature of the Irish pot-still is the great length
      and height of the 'Lynearm', i.e. the pipe conecting the still with
      the condensing coil. This lyne-arm generally runs up vertically from
      the still for a distance of 10-20 ft. (3-6 m), then horizontally for
      another 30 or 40 ft. (9-12 m), again vertically for 10 to 20 ft. (3-6
      m), and is then connected to the condenser. The horizontal portion of
      the lyne-arm lies in a shallow trough fitted with a water supply, and
      the temperature of the spirit vapours prior to their passing to the
      condenser may thus be regulated at will......obtain a much higher
      rectification in a single operation than......."

      1 foot (ft.) = approx. 300 mm

      Wal
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