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Re: Mum wash

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  • dsmith1997
    ZB, Thanks for the detail. Big washes are an all day project so planning is in order but the results are worth waiting for :-) Duane
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 16, 2009
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      ZB,

      Thanks for the detail. Big washes are an all day project so planning is in order but the results are worth waiting for :-)

      Duane

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
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      > To clarify, at an ambient temperature of about 20-25F, it takes me close to 2 hours to get 15 gallons of wash to boiling, with my propane burner and a lowered propane evaporation rate due to low temperature. Because my keg-based still spills very hot gasses out from around the bottom, I can't use any flammable insulation, so I lose a lot of heat to the air.
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      > One of my burners keeps getting into a mode where it roars like crazy, but doesn't seem to heat well, and I experience that during stripping, for a while. Combine that with a 7-8 hour stripping time and one gas-cylinder change, call it 10+ hours.
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      > For some things (like this) I'd love to have a big resistance heater, but I don't have 220V to the garage, and it would scorch many of the things I distill.
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      > As long as it tastes great, I can live with slow. I'm in no hurry to make nasty stuff.
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      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
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      > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
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      > Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:01:32 +0000
      > Subject: [Distillers] Re: Mum wash
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      > Thanks to you and Peter for the responses. ZB just to clarify, you said 12 hours for each 16G run?
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      > I'm still just a rookie at this but I run 7 gallon washes thru a bobkabob reflux unit and it takes me about 3.5 to 4 hours using propane to do a run. Just wondered it that was a reasonable timeframe. Sounds like it might be. I just moved up to a 7.5G boiler
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      > and now I thinking bigger but looking at the time investment. I agree,
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