Re: 2nd 3rd opinion
- I have been wondering about doing a coil with a .5 inch piping at the
head too. My current pot still is way to tall, almost 5 feet tall. So
I am looking to see if I can reduce that by coiling the head.
I had considered a condenser jacket, but people on here have always
told me, KISS (Keep it simple stupid). If you can coil the head, I
would do it. There is no point in making things more complicated than
they need to be.
Please let me know if I am wrong on this.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mrhammond71" <mrhammond71@y...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Lindsay Williams"
> <lindsay.nz@g...> wrote:
> > Oh, and I'd also be a bit concerned about the potential for
> > buid up with 2000W worth of steam channelling into a 1/4" tube.
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Lindsay Williams"
> > <lindsay.nz@g...> wrote:
> > >
> > > How do you intend controlling/regulating reflux? If you want
> high abv
> > > with high purity you won't get it from this design. You ought to
> > > revisit the established designs that will give you this. Your
> > > is a good start but I'd suggest you look into a recognised
> liquid or
> > > vapour management system. Both these use a top mounted
> > >
> > > Your side product condenser sounds a bit big in diameter. I would
> > > suggest a much smaller diameter and a quite narrow water jacket
> > > you will be using excess water.
> > >
> > > For a VM design that would be simple to implement in your design
> > > could look in Photos/Lindsay. Alex's LM collector plates should
> > > investigated as well.
> > >
> > > Good luck but look further into "reflux control"!!
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Lindsay.
> i do appreciate the reply but i believe i need to clarify myself a
> little. my .25in line is to route condenser water thru the top of
> the column for more reflux. i did not make this clear before and i
> apologize. i was hoping that by controlling the water input into the
> condenser with a needle valve that i would gain a little control of
> reflux. if i am mislead please let me know. i had considered a coil
> in the head but didn't know if it was beyond my ability. i am also
> going to work on a voltage controler. morgan had also suggested that
> i should cosider using a condenser jacket somewhat smaller than my
> initial thought of 2in. if you come up with any more constructive
> criticisum please let me