Re: continuous flow
- true that cont. stills often have a valve to remove fractions at each
level. Has any one seen a way of infinitely adjusting the location
of a given valve. It would be neat to have continuously fermenting
chained batches of wash, with middle-run drawn off continuously. Get
home from work each day, mix wash pitch yeast open valve to
boiler... maybe I'm dreaming, but right now I make about 6 bottles
of whiskey (with friends divided on whether I can call it that) at a
time from a crude pot still, copper condensor, you all know the type.
Alex's design looks right, but I'm too moronic to translate it into a
cheers - uncle ish.
(Hey alex - uncle google wasn't much help)
- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "don1lia2joe3" <donaldfranson@h...>
> In the continous still that I saw there are many sections and each
> has a valve for takeoff. I think that may be to test each level?
> know which level to take off?to
> The condenser was small and had no vent which struck me as strange.
> Temperature was taken at both the input level which was about 1/4
> way up, maybe a little higher. and at the top. The bottom had a
> large drain about 10 inches up from the bottom.
> The plates were flat across and remind me of the picture of Harry's
> cross flow condenser, they had many 1/4 inch tubes comming up
> through the plates and maybe 3/4 to 1 inch long. Each section has 1
> overflow tube of maybe 3/8 or 1/2 inch and the overflow tubes were
> not in line, they were stagered but could be seen in the
> The plates were soldered into pipe connectors which made up the
> sections, each section had a window to view the liquid and each
> section was also a little shorter as you went up the colum.
> Like I said I wish I could have taken pictures, I am no draftsman
> but if I were I think I could draw it with no problems, I know I
> could build one but do not have the extra money or time right now
> I know there are many on this site that can picture the colum from
> the description I have given here but if you have any other
> questions just ask and I will try to explain better.
> Oh by the way I said in previous posts that the colum was 4 inches
> across but have been told that it is only 3 inches
> (sorry no metric ruler handy to convert to milimeters)