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Re: [Distillers] Re: copper

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  • henry sangret
    yes it does, I cut up some copper tubing and mixed them into my glass packing materials in my reflux still and it works great! ________________________________
    Message 1 of 17 , Feb 4, 2013
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      yes it does, I cut up some copper tubing and mixed them into my glass packing materials in my reflux still and it works great!

      From: Angelis <angelis1972@...>
      To: "Distillers@yahoogroups.com" <Distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2013 10:22 PM
      Subject: Re: [Distillers] Re: copper
       
      Thanks Chris
      Michael 
      On Feb 3, 2013, at 11:14 AM, "chris" <gonagin58@...> wrote:
       
      The use of copper reduces the sulfides in your product is what I,ve heard and read. As far as expense, I called a scrap outfit that had some freight damaged 2" copper tube and they wanted $10 a foot.

      Just my 2 cents worth
      Chris

      --- In mailto:Distillers%40yahoogroups.com, "Ted Palmer" wrote:
      >
      > The advantage that copper has is:
      > 1. its high conductivity for heat.
      > 2. low cost.
      > 3. easy to work with.
      >
      > But you are right about SS, it is the way to go if you can.
      > Ted Palmer
      > tpalmer@...
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Pete Sayers"
      > To: "Ted Palmer" ;
      > Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2000 2:27 PM
      > Subject: RE: [Distillers] clarity problems
      >
      >
      > > I still cant see any advantage in using copper ANYWHERE near a still. Yes
      > i
      > > know that our forefathers used it, but haven't we come a wee way since
      > then.
      > > The safest metal to use is Food Grade Stainless. It doesn't require acids
      > to
      > > clean it and is virtually maintainance free. It's just a bit more
      > difficult
      > > to work with is all. Regards Pete from Brewers barn
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Ted Palmer [mailto:tpalmer@...]
      > > Sent: Sunday, 1 October 2000 11:55
      > > To: mailto:Distillers%40egroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [Distillers] clarity problems
      > >
      > >
      > > If you used bleach or any other high PH cleaner, the inside of the copper
      > > tubing will corrode and give off dark colors. If you weren't using
      > corroding
      > > cleaners then your not as clean as you think you are. The best cleaner for
      > > copper tubing is mild acid like phosphoric or nitric acid. Run a gallon of
      > > 5% acid though it about 10 times and rinse with 2 gallons water.
      > > Ted Palmer
      > > tpalmer@...
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From:
      > > To:
      > > Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 3:29 PM
      > > Subject: [Distillers] clarity problems
      > >
      > >
      > > > I have a question I was hoping I could get help with here. Imagine
      > > > you have a 5 gallon still (pressure cooker), with copper lines that
      > > > lead into a one quart canning jar, which then leads to a 5 gallon
      > > > bucket with 15 or so feet of copper tubing in it. You have put a
      > > > molasses based mash in the freezer to "freeze distill" it from a 10%,
      > > > 5 gallon batch to about 18%, 2.5 gallon batch. You then put some of
      > > > the mash in the jar "thumper", and pour the rest in the still.
      > > > Starting the run on an electric stovetopyou collect 200ml of heads
      > > > which are thrown out, and you begin collecting the rum. The problem
      > > > is the rum is coming out of the still with a deep yellow/brown tint
      > > > to it even though the condenser and still are clean and there is no
      > > > remaining sugar to buurn in the mash. What caused the color and can
      > > > a small amount of activated carbon remove it (the loss of some of the
      > > > flavor is O.K.)??? Proof, temperature, and everything else was fine,
      > > > it just was colored like it had been oak aged when it poured out of
      > > > the condensor. Any help would be appreciated.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      >

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