32728Re: Bokakob mini-still column question
- Dec 31, 2008--- In email@example.com, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marc" <mbo76@> wrote:
> > > You need to have some sort of ventilation or you are potentially
> > > creating a pressurized vessel that will go KABOOM once the boiling
> > > starts. I like big bangs but I still wouldn't like to have one
> > > garage or kitchen. The reflux coil will condense all the vapor thata cap
> > > reaches it. Since no vapor gets past it there's no need to have
> > > on top of the column.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/photos/album/1345793951/pic/916398136/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc
> > >
> > > Cheers, Riku
> > >
> > Ah, thank you for the explanation!
> > Marc
> Hello Marc,
> To add to the conversation, I built a bigger version of this one back
> in February. It is a great design and works well. It benifits from
> the addition of a small liebig "Chiller" as without one the Distillate
> comes out smokin hot. As for the condenser, the design relies heavily
> on the placement of the slant plate on the bottom of the condenser. I
> used a cap (with a 3/8" vent hole drilled into it) at the top of mine
> to ensure the coil stayed alligned where I wanted it. Just my pennies
> worth. Here are some pics.
> This one shows the Liebig.
I later modified the Bok to an offset
> head. For no other reason than I love to tinker with different
> designs. I am fixin to build a 2" diameter column and for cost
> reasons it will most likely be this design but with 36" of packing
> length. The Chiller in the pic is 8" of 5/8" tube with 1/4"
> refrigeration tube running through the center. Match your input and
> output to the hose size you will use. Plumb it like so (if you dont
> already know): Water in bottom of chiller, out of chiller into reflux
> coil at top of column and out to recirculation bucket or ground.
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