Re: To Morgan
- Hi Rob,
Sounds like you have a CM (coolant management) rig. I'm guessing that
if you adjust the coolant water flow, it affects the rate of
distillate coming out the spout.
If your happy with this setup, "go 'head on, brother", I had one, and
it worked. But it was a fussy sucker, very touchy.
One thing you could do, if you choose to except this mission, is move
the reflux coil up above the take off, and put a gate valve between
the take off and the liebig. That would give you a VM (vapor
management) still, which would help you to get 95% or better, if
that's what your looking for. One nice thing about a VM, they're not
as touchy, very easy to operate. JMSO. There's alittle more to it
than that, and if you want I will give you some more details,
although there are others on this forum that are more informed on
VM's than I. The Morgan has spoken! (Yea, whatever)
Tip one, Morgan
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Rob" <rvwoodard@...> wrote:
> I am now using a fining agent call Super-Kleer. It's a two part
> kinda thing, and it works pretty good in two days. Then I siphon
> and cook. The yeasty taste and smell is all but gone with that
> stuff. I've also filled the collumn with marbles, leaving the
> scrubbers in as they hold the marbles well. I've also insulated the
> collumn with neoprene. My condenser inside the collumn is pretty
> right at the opening of the take off. I wound some copper 1/4"
> tubing into a small coil about 3" long, and it fits into the
> cap, which fits into the tee on the top, so the vapors travel right
> past the coils on their way out.
> I haven't seperated the collumn cooling coil from the water jacket
> coil, so the flow is like this....the cooling water flows into the
> bottom of the cooling jacket on the lynne arm (?) out the top, then
> into the cooling coil inside the top of the collumn, then out.
> I'm only getting about 80% max on the first run with this setup. I
> have redistilled a run, tossing in the tails from two previous
> and it'll get up to about 87-90%.
> I do have a couple of pictures I can send if you'd like to see it.