RE: [Distillers] Re: Still on trademe
I have tried to get some information from the manufacturer of this still (who was polite and business like,) with little joy other than him suggesting buying his DVD with instructions on how to build your own still of his design. I have looked again at the information on the dephlemators and would agree with Harry that they are better suited to other fields of distillation and not for drinkable alcohol and the way we define cuts is more scientific and accurate than the speculative method he uses on perceived output without any form of testing to validate his figures which are “a good guide only”
From: Distillers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Distillers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of gnikomson2000
Sent: Sunday, 25 October 2009 11:40 a.m.
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Still on trademe
--- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "billfitz49" <billfitz@.. .> wrote:
>on this still works? Is this design a good one?
> Is it possible to enlighten me too on the 'dephlegmator' and how the head
> Thanks.Enquiries are being made of the builder.
In general, dephlegmators are partial condensers and were used in the older beverage still designs in first stage columns. As specs & regs for beverage alcohol have tightened up, dephlegmators have been largely discarded in favour of better designed overhead condensers. But they do have uses in other fields. View the powerpoint slides in Ken's link.