Re: Advice for next still project please
- You got 3 phase Sid, or are you just going to ensure your building and contents insurance is up to date?
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "landrover_ffr" <sid.rains@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I stumbled upon a nice looking piece of S/Steel the other week and it cried out for be to buy it. It is an insulated stainless steel hopper once used in a dairy factory (image upload to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/photos/album/2056892081/pic/list awaiting Mod approval)
> Now I've finish my two other projects (building a house and making a baby) I'm keen to get back into stilling. After bring this home I have shelved my continuous stripper still plans in favor of big old pot still.
> The hopper is food grade s/steel, insulated and stands a bit over 8 foot tall. It's about 2 foot in diameter and is on legs. A quick measure tells me it has a total volume of about 500 litres.
> My basic plan so far;
> - Stripper/ whisky still
> - Electric element heating (1x 2kW + 1x3kW)
> - Shell and tube condenser
> - Will easy hold 1x175 litre ferment (2x at a push)
> Questions that are bugging me;
> - Could/should I steam fire it? Direct or via a coil?
> - Should I add a thumper or bubble plate/s to it?
> - Should I just turn it into a mash/lauter tun?
> - Should I add a cooling coil at the top (i.e. use a little CM)
> What would you folks do?