The lower in the boiler the less liquid required to cover it (and I
guess the less chance of boiling them dry :0). Go as low as
practical IMHO. I can't see why you would want to have it any higher.
Just my thoughts. CD
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, "Paul" <starman_from_oz@y...>
> Hello Everyone
> I have finaly got around to constructing my own still, (have had a
> shop bought 5 litre one for over 4 years), it is made from a SS 50
> litre beer barrel and I have one question that someone may be able
> help me with.
> Does it matter how close to the bottom you install the heating
> element or is there an optimum position for it.
> thanking anyone in advance