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  • Richard Costa
    Mar 4, 2013
      I think I got this. All I need is to feed the wort in one end, shut it off, and then steam will come out the opposite end, harness it, and then use cold well water to condense it. It would also be quite safe with no flame and the pressure build up in this type of solar peaks at 9-11 psi. It seems almost too simple. I bet I could get 12+ gallons at a time.....jeez. What am I misssing?

      From: Richard Costa <richaaard@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 9:09 AM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

      I have a vacuum tube array with 30 tubes, spa type, that probably hold about 3 liters each of water/fluid. The water turns to steam quickly on a sunny day, and even on an overcast day they get pretty warm. I know there is a way that this will work with distilling alcohol at a fairly heavy volume, now it's just a matter of how to arrange and collect the steam, and feed the mash liquid. A solar oven would also work but if I'm looking for volume....

      From: RLB <last2blast@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 2:09 AM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

      You might want to look into a solar oven to use on hot sunny days.  212 F is not too bad!  Running the a pipe out the side to a shaded area and exposure to the wind should be enough for a condenser to cool distillate.


      From: Richard Costa <richaaard@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 7:22 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

      Jim, White Bear
      You'll might want to check out HomePower.com or Home Power magazine. They cover a lot of bio diesel stuff. I've subscribed for years and really like it, ...not a greenie.
      I've been into solar hot water for a few years now and the wheels are spinning in my head how I can incorporate it into distiling......baby steps. I know I can distill with solar vacuum tubes, just a matter of trying to figure out a practical method. Has anyone tried this?

      From: White Bear <sha_man_1@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 7:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts
        It is my understanding through much research, there is no paper work for making Bio-diesel.  The small amount that you will be making is for your own use, not for sale.  The paper work comes in if you want to use it to commute anywhere on public roads.  Then you need to file for road tax usage.  (I can't think of the exact phrasing for this tax at the moment) maybe someone out there knows what I am refering to).  Since this is not to be consumed the TTB is not really interested in you making bio-diesel for use on your own land or property.  To answer your cost question, there is none.  The four page permit form for ethanol is all I filed for.  It is good for two years but you better be taking really good notes and you need to have some product by the end of the two year period.
      White Bear

      From: Jim Graves <jimbull34@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2013 3:13 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts
      WB, other then a ton of paper work, what did it cost for the AFP?  I was considering
       doing it as I make bio diesel, but I really think because I only make it for myself, I don't think I want the gov to know exactly what I do...any thoughts?

      James D. Graves 251-533-8569

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