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43443Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

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  • Patrick Luke
    Mar 1, 2013
      I'm using a 1300w hot plate with a 5g pot. heats up in about an hour. makes for a nice easy afternoon :)

      Please excuse the brevity; this was sent from my mobile device.

      On Mar 1, 2013, at 11:34 AM, cnapier@... wrote:


      My plate handles my 2 gallon just fine.....

      Figure if I go up...........3 or 4 gallon.......

      If would take forever.....


      From: RLB <last2blast@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, March 1, 2013 1:38:29 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts


      My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation time, which should save money in the long run.


      From: Mike <mikeraphael2000@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

      Possibly higher due to more amps used

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

      The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

      On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

      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? 


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