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43705Re: [new_distillers] Reflux V Pot Stills

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  • Jerry McCullough
    Apr 16, 2013
    Sorry to take so long but here are the pics

    From: "davis668@..." <davis668@...>
    To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:37 PM
    Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Reflux V Pot Stills
    Hello there mate
    Is there any chance that i could get some pics of your still
    I run a beer keg as a pot still, but I am thinking of a reflux,
    Cheers  Pete 

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    Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:27:25 -0000
    [new_distillers] Reflux V Pot Stills

    In the forum I read alot of new comer comments about what type of still to build or buy.

    When I first started this hobby, I researched the internet and the forum to get a handle on how the distillation processes worked. I decided that I would like the flexibility to reflux or pot still. I like to tinker, so I decided to build my own still. I use a 15 gallon beer keg as the boiler. I built two heads for my still, a reflux column and a column with a lyne arm. The bases for the columns are identical so both bolt to the beer keg in the same manner. I spent similar amounts of money on constructing the two columns.

    Other distillers either add or remove column packing to change between relux or pot distilling.

    My suggestion to new comers is buy or buid a still that allows you to the flexibility use your boiler as either a reflux or pot still. It might cost a bit more up front, but over the long haul, you will be glad that you did.

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