8990Re: Close to starting
- Sep 30, 2003sounds like you are off to a good start, but i would not use
automotive sealer yse aqurium silicone, or cork gasket it is avatable
at the auto store
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> Since my last posting I have purchased a ~3qt al pressure cookerand
> replaced the pressure valve thingy with a brass fitting to a 3/8"more -
> copper line. I've bent up my coil and tomorrow will be building my
> condenser and going for a test run.
> BTW, I used some automotive black silicone sealer in the threads;
> says it's good to 425F, resistant to oils, butane, propane and
> it doesn't specifically say alcohol but I figured if it can resistthen
> butane and propane I should be safe.
> Any comments or advise is appreciated.
> My thoughts are to go up from the lid about 1" with the copper,
> up at a 30 degree angle for about 2 feet, then straight down into
> the condenser. Tomorrow I scrounge up a plastic pail and go at the
> final assembly.
> I already know I need to find a bigger cooker. I have more than 6
> gallons to run so it's gonna be a lotta batches.
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