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RE: [Distillers] pot still problems

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  • Jeremy Johnson
    use copper tubing for a foam outlet, the same you would for a fermenter, but that sucks losing the foam if it has ethanol in it. all i could think of... ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 11 2:34 PM
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      use copper tubing for a foam outlet, the same you would for
      a fermenter, but that sucks losing the foam if it has ethanol
      in it. all i could think of...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: ups474@... [SMTP:ups474@...]
      Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 4:06 PM
      To: Distillers@egroups.com
      Subject: [Distillers] pot still problems

      Does any one have an idea on how to stop either molasses or grain
      based mashes from foaming over in a pot still? The still is a 5
      gallon pressure cooker, and with the aforementioned mash types, it
      will even foam up and "puke" into the condenser line if only filled
      with one gallon! Any help would be appreciated.
    • Gary Gluyas
      There is a product put out some time ago called distilling conditioner - we currently stock it here in New Zealand @ $4.95 per 50 ml bottle. One uses only
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 11 4:12 PM
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        There is a product put out some time ago called distilling conditioner - we
        currently stock it here in New Zealand @ $4.95 per 50 ml bottle. One uses
        only about 3mls per wash, so it will last for about 15 or 16 brews, and it
        was designed to prevent this type of problem, and "this releases carbon
        dioxide, and stops foaming of unferemnted sugars during distillation".
        It may well be that the wash has possibly not feremented out completely for
        some other reason, such as temperature or viral "bugs" etc, again leaving
        some un-fermented sugar residues.
        It is a good idea to check your hydrometer to confirm this one way or the
        other.

        Regards
        Gary
        gluyas@...

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        From: ups474@...
        To: Distillers@egroups.com
        Subject: [Distillers] pot still problems
        Date: Saturday, 12 August 2000 09:05

        Does any one have an idea on how to stop either molasses or grain
        based mashes from foaming over in a pot still? The still is a 5
        gallon pressure cooker, and with the aforementioned mash types, it
        will even foam up and "puke" into the condenser line if only filled
        with one gallon! Any help would be appreciated.
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