Re: [new_distillers] Re: AutoCad Drawing of Low Wines Still
- RE: Copper Parts Self destruction
I have read that if your wash has a high sulphur component then you can
get blue alcohol.
It's my belief that this blue stuff would be copper sulphate.
Therefore over time if your wash has a low sulphur component then a
gradual degrading of the copper parts would occur.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "beerguy84" <beerguy84@y...>
> > Another thing that you may not be aware of is that in the latest
> > issue of Malt Advocate, Vol 13 #3, there is an extensive discussion
> > on how copper corrodes during the distillation process, eventually
> > resulting in the destruction of the still components itself. So
> > consider that before you shell out a small fortune for the sheet
> > metal and copper plate to manufacture this still.
> > Cheers.......
> anyone ever heard of this
- I suspect that you've hit it. Florida's aquifer has a VERY high sulfur content (dissolved Hydrogen Sulfide from decaying dinosaurs, I suppose). Our municipal plants aerate the well water to dissipate the sulphur. I'd imagine that they're are places where this isn't done.
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