Re: Pot stills
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jbjsabu" <jbjsabu@y...> wrote:
> A lot of the old pot stills have that bulbous thing above theIt's an expansion chamber that slows down the vapours & gives them
> boiler. What does that do? One cut-away picture I saw, it looked
> like it was a water-cooled vessel that the vapors passed through,
> but no other pictures seem to show that.
> Anybody know what's up?
> -Jeff J.
time to begin condensing on the walls. Some have a water jacket for
additional cooling, some don't. Large pot stills rely on condensation
between the pot & lyne arm on the walls of the riser to facilitate
reflux. They don't have packing or plates (well not usually).