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RE: [Distillers] 1st still....offset head question

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  • Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
    Ron, ... I do something very similar, likewise with 40-50 mL retained there. Its not a problem for me - take out that first 50-80 mL very slowly - 1 drip per
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 7, 2004
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      Ron,

      > that the cup under the head (where the needle valve lives) will fill
      > up and overflow into the connector tube and be directed (downhill)
      > into the center of the column for reflux. My question is this: in
      > order to fill up the cup and begin reflux there will be approximately
      > 50 Ml of product in the cup, so when I'm ready to take the foreshots,
      > what will be in the cup and how will it affect the removal of the
      > foreshots??

      I do something very similar, likewise with 40-50 mL retained there.
      Its not a problem for me - take out that first 50-80 mL very slowly - 1 drip per second, after 10 minutes equilibrating at full reflux, and it will clean out nicely.

      Tony
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