Re: [Distillers] new still cummin'...Debbie
- Tony & Elle Ackland wrote:
> I'm still a little confused as to how the Thumper actually works. Does
> it have a heat source under it, or is it just the heat of the vapour coming
> into it ?
From what little I know, I do know there is no heat source under the thump
(slobber) box. You are correct that it just works with hot vapor.
The copper "slobber box" through which the distilled vapors pass and where much
of the water vapor, with its inherent bad taste, would condense. There is a
fine copper screen halfway down the inside of this device to catch any
sediment, and a petcock at the bottom to allow periodic draining of the water.
- For some obscure reason, i am subscribed to this list twice. So
Well i get each message twice which used to be just a minor
irritation, but since the posting of pics of stills this means
extremely lengthy downloads. Please help.
- Just the heat of the vapor going into it. Thumper is too hot to touch when
it starts to force vapor thru the condenser. It actually makes a thumping
noise and vibrates from the vapor being forced thru the liquid you place in
the te thumper.
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From: Tony & Elle Ackland [mailto:ackland@...]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 5:46 AM
To: 'Deb'; Distillers@onelist. com
Subject: RE: [Distillers] new still cummin'...Debbie
> I know ours has a thumper. without the thumper you would have toO' Hubby of Deb,
> cook your mash twice to get the same alcohol content and smoothness. We
> always put some of the first runnings in the thumper to increase alcohol
> content. Not sure how or why this works--hubby could answer you better
> about the thumper.
I'm still a little confused as to how the Thumper actually works. From the
sounds of it, to be getting 170-190 proof, from a single pass, its as
though the thumber is effectively doing a second distillation for ya. Does
it have a heat source under it, or is it just the heat of the vapour coming
into it ?