Re: OK, what's up!!
- Hi Morgan.
The wine pomace I use is about 12% of alcohol content.
I collect the distillate at an average of about 72% the first run
and 83%-85% the second run.
Yes, I use a very low flame under my boiler: during the second run
the head temperature stay at 79-80 °C for about 92% of the total
time of distilling.
I'll do the experiment you suggest: to increase the flame to check
if the alcohol % remain steady. Really I'll do.
Or, better: I did but I didn't check the variation of alcohol degree.
I only noticed an increase of head column temperature and an bigger
increase of bottom column temperature: so the head-bottom difference
of temperature was smaller. The meaning was a less capability of
fractionnating of the column.
Anyway, at the end is right what you said: if you are happy with
your distillate, that is the right rate of distilling.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
ciao to everybody
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "morganfield1" <morganfield1@...>
> Hi Micio,
> I believe it is not the speed at which you collect, but the
> of what you collect. Mlts/min is dependant on amount of energyfine.
> (heat) is aplied to the boiler. I think alchohol % of the wash may
> have something to do with it also. I would say that if your happy
> with the quality of your product, then your collection rate is
> You may want to try increasing the heat and see if your alchohol %recall,
> remains steady(you may not be utilizing your entire column) but I
> don't think I'd bother if your happy with your product. As I
> your using cooling plates in your column, more heat may be ansurprise
> interesting experiment! I use 44" of copper scrubbers in my column.
> Tip one, Morgan
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "miciofelice2003"
> <miciofelice2003@> wrote:
> > Hi Morgan.
> > Thanks a lot for your informations.
> > I asked those things because the quantity you get from your
> > distiller is 22 ml/min and this surprised me (but didn't
> > bad way, no): only surprised me because I get from my distiller
> > mm diameter for boiler, used capacity for liquid to distil 18
> > column 60 mm diameter and 65 cm tall) about 1.5 lt. of distilledmoment
> > stuff in about 6 hours starting to count the time from the
> > of "head finished to distil". This mean about 4.17 ml/min.
> > Am I distilling too slow?
> > What do you use for paking?
> > Thank a lot for your informations
> > Ciao a tutti
> > micio felice