Re: [Distillers] Re: Air cooled still
- Before my so called stainless steel pot failed a second time. My still would drip from 140 to 183 or 4. From 185 to 200 F, it would flow a steady stream. I guess a glass eyedropper is needed to taste test it. (It's true that alcohol destroys a plastic test tube because mine failed after 8 uses, they need glass ones.)
Since, my old still failed twice in 3 months, I will have my next still built according to my specification, and it will use a self designed air cooled radiator made of copper pipe, aluminum fins, and a single fan.
From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:41 PM
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Air cooled still
I use a teaspoon, and collect about 3 drops when I'm tasting. That way my saliva can dilute the high-proof stuff enough to keep from frying my taste buds, and I can stay sober during the run. I'll have to admit, though, that especially when I've got friends helping, there's a lot of laughter happening. Does any one else notice that stilling time is laughing time?
I issue everyone a teaspoon when we start stilling day.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits