10095Re: Opinions? Thanks guys, I was thinking in feet, not meters.
- Jan 1, 2004So I did mean 3' seeming to be common height, Not 3 Meters.
--- In email@example.com, "watertrade2003"
> Hi Shane,me
> Three meters is pretty big! Although extra height does increase
> the number of separations in a packed column you get most of your
> returns from the first lower sections of your column have a look
> at the calculators at www.homedistiller.org you can get a rough
> guess at the right size for you column
> I've found that most people (the ones with big columns) don't go
> much bigger than 1.5 meters and this is considered too big to some
> people Look at the amphora society PDA-1 they designed that unit
> to be small and still produce very pure sprit
> If I were you I would make the column somewhere between 1m and 1.5
> meters long this size seems to be proven by a lot of people (and
> keep the rest of your copper for your next still! - (if your like
> one just isn't enough)idea
> I've just finished my 2nd still with a 1.2m column VM head my
> first still was a 1.5m column valved reflux head. I like the
> of separating the vapour rather than the liquid if you separatebe
> the heads and have them sitting as liquid in the still waiting to
> bled off slowly and being sent back into the column as reflux youthe
> will have to wait longer to get to the main run. I think . As
> heads are mixing with the good alcohol as liquid and contaminatingam
> the clean product hmmm don't quote me on this!..
> Cheers! -- good luck!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "shinershane"
> <shinershane@y...> wrote:
> > Hey fellow stillers, I am building a new set-up for outside. I
> > using a 40 Liter pot and it will be propane fired. I am using theheight,
> > double reducer system. Like to have your ideas on column height
> > before I cut the pipe. Three Meters seems to be the common
> > but I sure would like to hear from those who know. Is anything
> > then this just a waste? Is it at all fiesable to go higher? Thanks
> > SS
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