Re: ZB's proposed pot still picture
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "geoff burrows" <jeffrey.burrows@...> wrote:
>Appears that Pot'rs require less power punch than 'flux'rs.
> I have a 10 gal insulated boiler with an 850watt x 240 volt element for the run and when wash gets up to ethanol temp my 850 just distills it at a steady temp. It could be a 25 or 50gal boiler but when it reaches ethanol temp that 850 will just keep steady and keep sending the ethanol out
With both 1.38kw and .9kw elements on until boiling (78c), a 25ltr approx., 18%abv sugar wash takes 40 odd minutes to boil to that temp (78C).
It happily retains that temp - with appropriate cooling flow - until about 4ltrs in total of fores, heads, mids, and tails have been extracted. At around 84c the temp climbs within a minute or two to where the produce is foul.
So I now religiously shut down at around 84 and don't bother mucking around.