6620Re: Still improvement question
- Dec 2, 2002Thanks for the response Peter,
Alcometer reads zero in water - heven't got anything to check the top
end with. With my limited experience it does taste like 50%
> if the power is low enough it will have sufficientThat's what I was hoping.
> internal reflux for a pure distillate.
I'm collecting at under 10ml/minute. Haven't worked it out exactly.
The main reason I diluted my already collected alcohol down to 10%
for these test runs is becasue I'm guessing that's about the strength
of wash I'll be using once I distill some real stuff. Basically I
wanted the still to run as close to what it will with a real wash.
> try blowing through your column to see if it is packedI do that each time I assemble the column and it's always flowed fine.
> too tightly.
> how are you measuring the percentage of such small amounts?I put the alcometer in a test tube, hold the test tube under the
condenser outlet with a magic arm, once I collect enough to get a
reading I note it and tip the contents of the test tube into a jar
then start refilling the test tube again. Time consuming and tedious
but accurate I suspect.
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