Re: [Distillers] Re: first run done and lots of ???
- No worrys HalSorry I wasn't aware that you were a member of both sites, :) But don't feel bad, I do what you were talking about too, Post in the wrong groups. I haven't done it hear yet, But I am sure I will soon..anyways I'll keep this one short for the advanced members of the world,Merry Christmas....nonameRemember to shine in 09
From: Hal <halfordman@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 10:43:33 PM
Subject: [Distillers] Re: first run done and lots of ???
--Hello no name,i recieve posts from both the distiller site and new
distillers site. I meant to post my question on new distillers and
accidently ended up here. I don't post very often, mostly i just read
these posts and try to learn some things.Most of you guys are very
technical and some sound like chemists or engineers I hope that one
day i can contribute something to this group but untill then ill try
not to make any more missposts. This is a wonderful group Thank
you,and Happy Holidays to all.- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, No Name
<nonamedistiller@ ...> wrote:
>myself very green, I still need info just the same as an other,
> Hello Hal,
> I too am a bit green,
> I have been stilling for only about 5 years, But I still consider
However we are now in the advanced side of the distiller site. I'm
sure they won't mind you staying aboard, but You may also want to come
over to their sister site, its called Newdistillers. Its for the not
so advanced.. All though most of the big guns that are members here
are there too.. Its just there way of keeping the newbie questions
over in one area where they can Answer them with out getting on the
advanced guys nerves,, Please don't take offense, Not saying that
your not good enough or anything,, Also if you have already gotten
an email like this one. Then please by all means discard this
message, Anyways here is the link to the New distillers./ Hope to
see ya there http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/new_ distillers/
> Have fun and be safe.
>2'' diameter copper pipe just where it reduces to a 1/2'' elbow to
> ____________ _________ _________ __
> From: Hal Scherer <halfordman@ ...>
> To: Distillers@yahoogro ups.com
> Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 10:48:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [Distillers] Re: first run done and lots of ???
> The thermometer in my condenser is at the top of an approx 14''long
begin the actual condensing portion.I may have improperly refered to
this portion as a column,It is a close copy of one i saw on home
distiller and some other internet infrmation that i found.I didnt
think that it was considered a reflux type becouse it was short,
although i could probably pack it.
> with scrubbers to make neutral spirits ifi wanted to.This is a new
hobby and i am very green.I have learned a lot reading but sometimes
things are a little unclear when you try to practice what has only
been read about.I hope that you can tolerate me untill i learn proper
terminology and get a handle on things.
> --- On Sat, 12/20/08, jamesonbeam1 <jamesonbeam1@ yahoo.com> wrote:column at mid distance across the top... Then you stated you have a
> From: jamesonbeam1 <jamesonbeam1@ yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: first run done and lots of ???
> To: Distillers@yahoogro ups.com
> Date: Saturday, December 20, 2008, 2:04 PM
> Hi Hal,
> Im a bit confused here. You say your thermometer is placed in the
simple water cooled pot still.
> First off, columns are used in reflux or fractional stillsnot pot
stills. Pot stills have a "Lyne Arme". Whether they go straight up
and then down at a angle, thats still a lyne arme. The standard
placement for thermometers in a pot still is on top of the Boiler -
not the lyne arme.
> for a reflux (Boka style) it looks like this:a stripping run first and collect everything, then make your spirits
> for a pot still design, it looks like this:
> (click on picts to enlarge)
> Regarless of where your themometer is placed, the idea is to make
run where you take your cuts - usually 200 - 250 ml at a time (or more
- depending on how large a still you have) and mix and match the
various heads, hearts and tails cuts for the proper taste in a
flavored liquor such as apple brandy (calvados).
> A thermometer is only a rough gauge on what your still is doing. Idont even use one anymore on my pot still.
> Vino esVeritas,
> Jim aka Waldo.the dial if i angle it downward into the column.I have a simple
> --- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "Hal" <halfordman@ ..> wrote:
> > Hello group,I just ran my still for the first time with some apple
> > cider that was given to me becouse the maker did'nt like it.I have 100
> > gallons to experiment with.First thing that i noticed while stillin
> > was that depending on how far my thermometer was stuck into the column
> > it gave drastically different readings.I finally decided to have the
> > tip at mid distance across the top of the column and use that temp
> > reading.I used an old fashioned analog style thermometer for my first
> > try but will buy a digital one today.I hav'nt seen any posts
> > referencing proper thermometer placement in the column what is the
> > right way? My thermometer hole will let my thermometer go all the way
> > in to
> > water cooled pot still with a fairly short column i want to make good
> > whisky
> > eventually.This brandy will be decent i think after some aerating.