Re: [Distillers] first build advice
- I built a very nice reflux column out of 2 inch copper tubing and some lead free solder, worked very well! Brewhaus has a first rate boiler which holds about 8 gallons , might be a little to big for your initial wishes, but you should try to stay with at least a 6 gal. boiler because you usually use low % alcohol washes of about 20 L.I made my first boiler with a turkey deep fryer pot and a stainless bowl, LOL still have it !From: mrlovjoy <mrlovjoy1@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 6:20 PM
Subject: [Distillers] first build advice
My first inclination was to stick the end of a coil of 1/4 inch copper tubing in the top of a pressure cooker, cool the coil, and see what happens. However, after reading the major web sites I am now considering something more sophisticated. I don't care about massive quantities, just good quality neutral ethanol. (For lawn tractor fuel, of course) Locally the largest I have found is 1.5 inch copper tubing and fittings. Could I make a usable reflux, or Boka from this size? Can anyone point me toward some fairly childlike instructions for running one of these things? I'm reading about listening for dripping in the column, and 10th degree temp. variations. Seriously? Maybe a sight glass rather than dripping sounds? Hope another new potential distillers questions aren't too tedious for you. Thanks, Howard.