Re: can I use this old pot still for a beer stripper?
- This whole idea was a wash out. I ran 5 gallons of wash through it
and the whole wash distilled through, no seperation, It was made for
distilling Lacquer Thinner so I will just use it for that.
It did do a good job of cleaning out the coils though.
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> > I have an old pot still that is stainless steel with a fan
> > copper radiator for a cooling coil. the copper radiator haslead
> > solder joints, lots of them.running it
> > Since I only want to use it to strip the beer down before
> > in my reflux still I want to know if any of the lead could carryover
> > in the reflux run.be
> > The pot still is automatic and can be run unattended so it would
> > convenient to run while I am off at work.left
> > Does anyone know anything about lead?
> logically the lead wont make it into your final solution, and be
> behind in the bottom of your reflux boiler along with all the othertaking
> salts and minerals in your mash. i wouldnt be overly concerned with
> contamination of your still unless you get some surging happening,
> whereby liquid could make it up into the reflux column and into the
> condenser...in that case, yeah, some lead could come through, which
> isnt a fantastic thing for your kidneys or your brain
> personally, if i were in your shoes, i would consider replacing the
> radiator on your still with another one made using silver solder. i
> dont want to comment on the stills electronics without actually
> a look at it first, but i daresay that the fan and posercontrollers
> would be quite straightforward and easy to adapt to anotherradiator