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  • burrows206
    Hi Robert, Is that boiling 100° C O (water) or i assume you mean 78 ° C (ethanol)? because my run temps never go above 83 degrees C My proposed aim is keep
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      Hi Robert,
      Is that boiling 100° C O (water) or i assume you mean 78 ° C
      (ethanol)? because my run temps never go above 83 degrees C
      My proposed aim is keep the same run time, make up 50 litres, and
      keep the same 96 percent abv. And get about 6.5 litres of 96% abv.
      It's the whole vapour speed thing now that does that 4 times or more
      thing (to the power of thingy) for a given column cross section that
      I was trying to pin down in a previous post and was and am finding it
      a tad difficult getting my head around it

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@...>
      > If you (say) doubled the element wattage you would half the heatup
      > (and conversely, douuble the volume doubles the heatup time). If you
      > can then drop back down to 850 when you get to boiling you won't
      > the column.
      > That was the easy bit. Then there is the whole vapour speed through
      > column business: I'll pass the baton on now!
      > Cheers
      > Rob.
      > --- burrows206 <geoff@...> wrote:
      > > Hi Guys,
      > > I have a 10 gallon milk churn boiler and have as yet only ever
      > > distilled 25 litre batches of 48 Hour Turbo Pure, and from
      > > on, and starting to distil it takes about 5 ½ hours for 3.25
      > > of 96% abv. Which for what I want, neutral ethanol, it's great.
      > >
      > > I was wondering I usually like to have a spare packet of 48 Hour
      > > Turbo Pure in stock. Just in case I feel the need to get stuck
      > > another batch. Now if I doubled up on the 48 Hour Turbo Pure and
      > > made 50 litre would it take twice as long to distil on my 850watt
      > > 240volt element to achieve the same 96% abv? Or if I changed the
      > > wattage what then, (no not watt, what)
      > > Somehow I think there is more to this than meets the eye or
      > > what at first appears to be common sense.
      > > Is this a bit like the quick glance logic of a square that's
      > > foot by 2 foot with an area of 4 square feet and the quick glance
      > > logic or common sense says if you double up the side measurement
      > > you'll get double the area, but 4 foot by 4 foot is 16 square
      > > Four times as much area as the 2 foot by 2 foot. Can you guys
      > >
      > > my line of reasoning?
      > > If I doubled up on the wattage does it half the time and the
      > > trade off, is to lessen the % abv. Or what? I just have this wee
      > > doubt at the back of my head that I'm missing something on these
      > > lines. (I know there's a name for it. Ok I hear the call
      of "brains
      > > man" but I'll ignore that cause I've been hacked before) Maybe I
      > > should just try it and see what happens but if someone knows
      > > different and can follow my line of thought. Could you let me
      > > Geoff
      > >
      > >
      > Cheers,
      > Rob.
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