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45226Re: [new_distillers] Re: Waterurn as a still?

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  • Paulo Jurza
    Aug 26, 2014
      I should probably set a new column, because it is a kind of difficult to draw the wool out, put it back, out, in...

      And in the new colum, I should put a bend neck, to condense the flavours...

      A schem of lock/unlock device should be the best for you.

      About using a water urn with inside element to heat, sometimes the mash could be burnt in the element. 

      The wash must be as clean as possible to avoid such problem.


      2014-08-25 6:47 GMT-03:00 jptlindberg@... [new_distillers] <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>:

      Well since posting this question I've read so much more, initially I thought about having an air cooled coil on it.But now I'm having two (very loose) designs in mind.

      1, For sugar mash, so vodka runs. I want to stick a column ( about 50mm * 600-700mm) packed with ss wool and a Leibig condenser to cool down the vapor.

      2. For the whiskey runs I  would have the same set up without the ss wool as I read that to much reflux  would remove lots of the flavours that I'm after for whiskey.

      Would that be doable or would I need a second column interchangeable column for the whiskey runs?

      And the heating elements are about 2.5 to 3 kw in the the water urns i've been looking at, from what I've read that should suffice. "Just" need to bypass the thermostat and autocut off to get it to a continues boil and was going to stick a dimmer on the cord to be able to adjust the output if needed.

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