Re: new still
- Hi Riku,
I read the PDF describing your column mod to the spiral still. You
mention in the document that you leave it overnight to stabilise. I
am curious, what would be the minimum time it would need to
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc"
> The % is easy to get. Good separation of different boiling pointget
> alcohols take time. I have 30cm column in my spiral still and I
> pure stuff at 95+%, but it takes three days to process 25 litersat
> ~300W (air cooled). I'd recommend at least 40cm or more of good
> quality packing to play it safe.
> Greetz, Riku
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "watertrade2003" <james1@w...>
> > Hi Guys,
> > I'm going to build a new still. I was just wondering... I want
> > this one to have a small column - if I have a small column say
> > 40/50cm tall with packing I can still get a 96% product by
> > increasing the reflux ratio at the head to make up for all the
> > condensations/re-vapourising of the liquid that happens in the
> > packed column??
> > The long column just enables you to draw off a higher % product
> > without haveing to induce more reflux??
> > Thanks
> > Jim
- You know that you don't HAVE to go with copper right? Just having a
copper pipe will give you the Ions that you Need to give it authentic
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "acpinnero" <acpinnero@...> wrote:
> Wow this group is really good, I am glad I joined!
> I think you are correct and we are going to go with a larger 25 L
> model. Here is the link.
> This water seal idea is somthing padre has serious doubts about but
> since we don't have time to make one this should be OK.
> Thanks for all the advice!
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mstehelin" <mstehelin@> wrote:
> > Hi Ac
> > My first thought/question is whether 12 L is large enough if you
> > using grape stems and skins? I don't know anything about a water
> > seal still. Is the water seal accessible during the use of the
> > machine? Can't you just top it up as you go. Ever think about
> > your own still? Not too hard. Lots of plans and suggestions here
> > at homedistiller.org
> > Cheers
> > M
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "acpinnero" <acpinnero@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello, My dad and I are in the market for a new still. We make
> > > and our old still broke. Our old still had a large threaded top
> > > load/unload the vinacce that also sealed the vapors in when
> > > tight. I came across a 12LCopper-WaterSeal-Alembic Still from a
> > > company in Portugal called Iberian Coppers that advertises on
> the net.
> > > Does anyone have any experience with a water seal still? I never
> > > one but the vendor states that they work well. I would be
> > > that the water evaporates during the boil process and vapors are
> > > as a result.
> > >