35877Re: Steam coming off column near lid
- Jun 19, 2009Get the seals that Amphora Society sells, they work great, their units are slip fitted for easy disassembly.
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> > I have a reflux column still (22 qt pot with copper column). When I fired up the still to clean it out with a low ABV wash there was steam coming out of the column where it connects to the lid. The column does not have a seal on it, it just slides down into the fitting on the lid. I contacted the guy who I bought the still from about the steam. He told me that I just needed to watch the temp of the still and that it was burning too hot (which was true I was way too hot). I have read through some past notes on leaks and a leaky still is deadly and you can lose a great deal of product. I am now able to better control the temp of the still. Should I make the dough paste for the seal or should I try to make the seal permanent? And I wanted to say "THANK YOU" to all who have been so helpful thus far in my journey. Hill
> I use the dough paste myself to seal up the connection on my pot still. All it is, is flour and water. Takes 5 minutes to mix up and apply.
> Just my 2 cents worth, Vodka.
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