Re: What did I wrong???
- are you guys talking about a full vapour management system with 2
gate valves. i thought you just close the gate valve to the top
oversized condenser and it turns into a simple reflux still. i had no
gate valve to my upper condenser and a gate valve on the liebeg. i
got no distillate coming out when running at 1.5kW and very little
running at 2.8kW (50mm column 1.6m packing). i had to stuff some
tinfoil in the top to restrict the vapour travelling to the top
condenser and hence forcing more into the liebeg. it came out 94.5%
but still smelt (cleaned up perfect with carbon).
--- In Distillers@y..., "Mike Nixon" <mike@s...> wrote:
> From: abbababbaccc
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: What did I wrong???
> I said, in respect of a VM rig:
> On the other hand, those that want to collect the tails will find
> characteristic a darn nuisance!
> (the output drops as tails come along)
> Greetz, rkr asked:
> Does this mean that VM is not suitable for making whiskey as per Ian
> Smiley's book?
> That is correct ... up to a point. The output slows right down as
> start to come over, and it will take longer to collect a "good
> tails if that is what is required. However, you can collect enough
> for your needs with a VM system ... it just takes a little longer.
> might be seen as an advantage as you will have better control ...
> disadvantage if you are in a hurry. Depends on what quantity of
> Mike N