Re: [Distillers] Re: Rum from a reflux still?
- Perhaps your element is too big. I just got a
sutronics controller as per Harry's advice. Brilliant!
A bit of info if you go that route: double the area of
the cooling plate recommendation. I formed mine into a
box shape (enclosing the controller) with the base
made of wood to screw the sides into.
--- toddk63 <toddk63@...> wrote:
> Thanks, I'll give that a try next time. I'm still__________________________________________________
> a bit worried that
> I won't be able to control the temp with reflux
> ratio. Last time I
> tried, temps shot way up past the sweet spot. That
> time my column was
> not "detuned" though.
> Todd K.
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc"
> > Actually the purpose is to loose the equilibrium
> and let it act a bit
> > like a potstill. Due to this reason I recommend
> you do that by
> > decreasing the reflux, or alternatively by
> removing the insulation
> > and by relying on ambient reflux only (ie. valve
> fully open). Of
> > course you can remove some of the nasties first
> before cranking it
> > wide open and again squeeze out last bits of
> ethanol when the run is
> > finished.
> > - Riku
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