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44123Re: [new_distillers] Heat control

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  • RLB
    Aug 31 11:01 PM
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      The larger the worm or condenser tubing diameter the faster it will flow.  If you want to try and control rate of flow, you need to adjust outlet pipe diameter or use an orifice.  You must also remember that there will be just so much water and alcohol evaporation at any moment from a still..  A still that is 3' in diameter will generate more distillate at any given moment in time then a still that is 10" in diameter.  Controlling drip rate involves many factors, but ask yourself why you need to control your drip rate?

      To me, 4 to 5 hours distilling time is a waste of time and money.

      From: Brian McGill <bmcgill930@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Heat control

      I understand that...but how do you control the rate of spirit drip?

      Brian J. McGill

      On Aug 30, 2013, at 12:20, TODP <danimae@...> wrote:

      If you run a 1500W 110V element you don't even need a controller as it will barely warm up 8gal milk can in 2 hours for a run to the required 193F to distill.. it will then take another 2-3 hours to finish it off to the 206F for the tails!!!   I do it all the time.. leave it on high till temps are reached and run is done! The control is useless for a 1500W system!!

      On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Brendan Keith wrote:

          Get a  1500W, 120V element and one of these http://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html

      Brendan Keith

      -----Original Message-----
      Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013    3:36 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Heat control

        Can anyone help with Ideas on immersion element heat control? I am    converting a 7 gallon keg and will use a 2000w heat source(hot water tank    element). A regular dimmer switch is only rated for 600w. The 2000w element is    210v. I am not that techy so any help would be great!

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