Re: Internal Reflux or Valved Reflux
- Thank you very much for the info, it has been a great help. Based on
what you have provided it looks like I might waste my time switching
to the Valved reflux. The numbers you have given are almost exactly
what I'm getting out of the internal reflux.
I do have a question for you though.. I seem to be getting more
product.. I usually take off 4.5-5 liters of product. I disgard 500ml
of heads and save another 500ml of tails. So I get about 3.5-4.0 of
clean product(8.75-10 liters of %40). What type of mash are you
using? You must be using a %14 turbo?
Again thanks for the info
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "travellerwiz"
> <travellerw@u...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me what differences I might see. Eg.
> > Faster speed, less cooling water, easier operation. Also can
> > who has one of these let me know how it works... I appreciate the
> > help..
> I haven't had mine for very long... but have had stills now for
> couple of years, and now have 4 types. I use same as yours for my
> gin head...
> My valved reflux runs on a 50 litre keg but I haven't had more than
> a 25 litre wash through it yet. Everything through it is pre
> stripped by my old modded SS reflux which does a strip in less than
> 4 hours.
> I allow 30 minutes to stabilise column. Then take heads off slowly
> over the next hour, about 800 ml.
> Main comes off at about 600 - 800 ml / hour, about 2.5 litre
> Tails I close reflux valve and take quickly until 90% or tastes weak
> I dump heads and keep tails.
> Probally 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 hours...
> I have coil inside coil in my condensor, water can trickle out but
> is pretty hot... pretty much same throughput as my gin head, maybe
> slightly less.
> Product abv is about what you get, I can't say I'm getting
> consistant mains of over 95% yet... peaks at 98% straight from still
> Hope this helps...
- --- In email@example.com, "travellerwiz"
I usually take off 4.5-5 liters of product. I disgard 500ml
> of heads and save another 500ml of tails. So I get about 3.5-4.0of
> clean product(8.75-10 liters of %40). What type of mash are youI'm playing with my yeasts at the mo, so yes my yields are down...
> using? You must be using a %14 turbo?
> Again thanks for the info
getting about 15% or less at mo... :(
I'm also getting more tails than you... I put that down to poor
ferments and should be sorted soon....