Re: condenser coil design
- View SourceI have the same problem with my condenser so to solve the problem I
have just finished making the crossflow condenser head that Harry
has designed, hope to try it out this weekend...Anyway while I was
at the plumbing supply store for copper I was directed to "brazing
rods" that are 15% silver, you might give them a try, they work much
like solder but you need a bit more heat and you do not have to flux
(yea) They worked great I was really impressed with how easy they
were to use.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@y...>
> Hi all,
> I currently have an 8mm coil with central upriser for
> dropping into a bottle (see http://tinyurl.com/7h9wj)
> Due to my total ineptitude at bending double helices,
> I thought of an other option.
> If I coiled it up-down rather than round and round
> what would happen? I know the progressively hotter
> exit water would be circulating back down the
> condenser section, but with my current setup the final
> exit temp is only ca.40dC max. The problem I currently
> have is vapours flying past the coils. Scrubbers work
> so so to stop it, but I thought this new coil might
> fill the space better (and easier).
> I'd go shotgun/half shotgun if I could find sheet
> copper and could braise. Plus I like seeing the
> condensation through the bottle. Lets me know how much
> harder I can push it.
> Any Ideas?
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