Re: Reflux Woes still no azetrope etho.
- Cross flow - saves height and works with circulating water systems
Coil - higher, requires water mains, easier to make
If I were you I'd check the horizontal positioning of the column and
add a collar to the top to center the reflux before building another
Was the first spirits you got out 95.6% ABV? Have you calibrated your
alcometer and did you temperature correct the result?
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@...> wrote:
> The 2" route is probably the way I will go. The fittings are a little
> expensive but whats another hundred bucks at this point.
> Thanks for the Math and the explanation. Maybe Riku has a couple more
> Ideas, but I think at this point I am just trying to make inferior
> size work with good design. Which still makes BAD DESIGN.
> Now to decide weather to go with a coil or the Cross flow up top.
> Is one more efficient than the other? Any real advantages one over
> the other?
- I found that there was a very small amount of play in the "T" piece
that allowed me to do it so I didn't have to bend anything.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Zapata Vive" <zapatavive@...> wrote:
> How did you manage to "raise the ends of the cross to prevent
> I think that means you bent the two horizontal arms of the "T"
fitting slightly up? I thought of that, but couldn't think of a good
way, especially without throwing them out of round. I also didn't
really feel like messing around with it too much, that fitting cost me
more than my column!
> Tips much appreciated on this, I've got a friend thinking of
building, and if I could convince him his would be even better than
mine, he'd take the bait for sure!