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44280[new_distillers] thumper qustion

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  • C.L.Brett
    Sep 11, 2013
      any chance to see a photo or sketch of the tubing etc

      From: RLB <last2blast@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, September 9, 2013 1:39 AM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] thumper qustion

      Why not use copper pipe as a thumper?  My thumper is made out of 1/2" copper tubbing. A length of tubing, 90 degree elbow going down, 3 inch copper tubing vertical, a 90 degree elbow, 2" horizontal tubing, a "T" fitting with a 4" vertical tubing on top with a threaded cap.  A 2" tubing exiting the "T" horizontal. 90 degree elbow, 3" vertical tubing, an elbow, and a length of copper tubing.  Connect the thumper in line using unions, and fill thumper by unscrewing filler cap.  Place a few inches of water or tails into thumper.

      It operates just like a large thumper, but it heats up fast and producing higher proof alcohol.  One draw back to this design is that it does provide a great deal of space for solids.  Wash needs to be solids free to prevent clogging.

      From: big mike <micael1802@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, September 6, 2013 11:37 AM
      Subject: [new_distillers] thumper qustion

      I have a pot still I want to add a thumper to it my pot is a 15 gal beer keg any way will a 5 gal or a 2 gal plastic bucket work and be ok

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