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  • RLB
    Feb 28, 2013
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      I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

      Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

      Robert



      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:38 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

       
      An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
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      > Thanks,,,,
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      > Any suggestions??
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      > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
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      > Claude
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      > From: RLB last2blast@...
      > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
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      > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
      > safer.
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      > Robert
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      > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
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      > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
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      > Good? Bad?
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      > From: M L kekedog13@...
      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
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      > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
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      > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
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      > >From: RLB last2blast@...
      > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
      > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
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      > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
      > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
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      > >Robert
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      > ________________________________
      > From: Claude cnapier@...
      > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
      > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
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      > >Well........
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      > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
      > >
      > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
      > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
      > >
      > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
      > >
      > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
      > >
      > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
      > >
      > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
      > >
      > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
      > >
      > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
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      > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
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      > >I love the hobby.........
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      > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
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      > >:)
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