Re: Power... Solar Primary Distillation
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
>I Googled "Watercone" and found some discussion of alternative ways to distill water using this principle. To make a long story short, it occurred to me that one could take a glass demi-john/carboy like http://homebrewheaven.com/54l-1425-gallon-demi-john-glass-carboy.htm and heat the bottom section until soft, squeeze part of the lower part until the sides are vertical and then push down on the top so that a fold is formed; so the waist hangs out and down a bit to form a trough inside. A glass drain tube could be fitted to the trough. No cutting, just forming. All in one piece.
> Welp Baker,
> Yes, you could just take a blow torch and make a hole in the bottom of
> the carboy, then heat the bottom up and turn that into your collector.
> But i would NOT use a wooden dowel since the temps your working with are
> way above the combustion point of wood [;)] (unless you planning on
> making some charred oak chips at the same time).... A metal rod would
> work much better (again as stated in the last posting, use goggles and
> insulated work gloves).
> Then you would need to get a metal pot or container that the carboy can
> fit on ans sealed to hold the fermentation you are distilling. But yes,
> it would save cutting the carboy - and you could then just use a blow
> torch. See Below.
> Vino es Veritas,
> Jim aka Waldo.
Alternatively, a glass blower could make one of these from scratch to any shape you like (within reason) from a blob of glass. It's just a glass vase with a droopy waist.
It all seem like a hellish waste of a good glass carboy to me. If you wanna get things REALLY cookin', why not adapt something like this?...