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, Mar 30 7:31 PM
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "whriley" <try.it@...> wrote:
enough I think I owuld have had some success.
> My questions are:
> 1. does anyone have a simple controller design to regulate
> voltage/wattage off of 240V supply?
> 2. Will a Mash for beer or spirits seperate out at the lower temps
> easier than trying to distill water?
> 3. when controlling wattage/voltage is the control easy enough to
> manage so that it gets turned down a few degrees before the
> temperature wanted so it does not climb past that desired temp?
> 4. how much liquid/product should be put into a tank to maintain
> deapth needed to cover the element?
> 5. will all of the various compounds in the product be boiled off
> before the element is exposed?
> I am looking forward to getting my controls and systems in place
> can better manage this sytem before I start experimenting with
> product mixes.
> thanks in advance for your help on this.
1. You can buy solidstate relay based controllers with adjuster
knob. Search the archives for links.
2. WTF? If you mean still head temperature it should be 78.2C for
3. Do a bit of reading to understand what's actually happening
during distillation. You do not controll the temperature in your
still and power adjustments are in your case not used to controll
the still. That needle valve is your control mechanism.
4. That you'll have to measure yourself as you are the one with the
boiler in question.
5. The element should always be submerged as in exposed state it
gets red hot and causes an explosion ih there's alcohol vapor
present inside the boiler.
I also strongly recommend that you discuss this with Mikes at
Amphora and read the operating instructions for your still. If your
closed cooling system can not handle 1100W you have inadequate pump
or cooling. The coil in PDA-1 can easily take 1500W but it's not
designed for closed systems, rather water mains. Mikes can get you a
condenser that works with closed system.
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