32484Re: Caring for internal elements
- Dec 3, 2008Mason, my recommendation was indeed for 2" column - I forgot you had
such a small one :) Anyway, even with 500W aim you'll have to take
into account the heat losses - typically close to 500W for
uninsulated 25 liters SS vessel.
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> > Good decision Mason. Now you did not mention your column size or
> > size/insulation, but it could well be that the 1500W element isthe
> > way to go. Calculate the vaporspeed and heat losses and aim forthem.
> > 12"/s. About the element care, with sugar mashes I just rinse
> > They turn brownish or even copper color but so far they have holdbit
> > well in my use. With malt mashes I sometimes need to clear them a
> > with a scrubber.and
> > Cheers, Riku
> Thanks Ken, Sherman and Riku for weighing in on this. Your answers
> are what I thought they would be. The Elements that I used were not
> expensive ones 13 bucks each at the local ACE hardware. The column
> size for my pot Rig is 14" of 1.5" copper tube Tee'd to a 3/4" arm
> condenser(Liebig). There are 2- 3/8" OD through tubes just underthe
> Tee for CM if I want to use them for a little reflux. I figuredthis
> would be what I used the 1500 watt element for.watt
> My reflux column is 48" of 1.5" set up VM style using a coil at the
> top and my 3/4 ID x 1" OD (jacket) liebig . I would use the 625
> element for this one. Riku, I think you actually recommended 500
> watts for this but 625 is the best I can do for now.
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