- Hi again everyone,
I've been finishing off the still, and have decided not to get the
lid domed - as such, I got the 2" stainless socket welded to the lid
of the s/s drum. I took some photos with the digital camera, and
here they are.
The still all together. It stands 2.05 meters all up, bottom of drum
to top of condenser.
How it all collapses down into pieces.
Where the socket is welded to the boiler, and the column screwed in.
Inside the pot - you can see the hole above where the socket is
welded, and the stainless steel rod across the hole to keep the
scrubbers in. The rod is 4mm s/s, and spot welded either side of the
inside of the lid over the hole.
How the head gets screwed onto the boiler for use as a pot still ot
Thats all for now - I'm waiting on the elements to turn up, and then
all I have to so is finish the condenser, and then away we go!
- On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 08:49:07AM -0000, distiller@... wrote:
>hey Matt this is Matt :) Nice photos of your work, thanks for uploading.
> Thats all for now - I'm waiting on the elements to turn up, and then
> all I have to so is finish the condenser, and then away we go!
What sort of elements will you be using? Will you be using a rheostat or
some sort of throttle on them? and are you using more than one, if so what
will the placement be like in the boiler? please keep us updated..thanks!
Matthew @ psibercom
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> hey Matt this is Matt :) Nice photos of your work, thanks foruploading.
> What sort of elements will you be using?I've ordered two 1380 watt replacement elements - the circular style
ones for the kiwi still. Do you know the ones I mean?
> Will you be using a rheostat orNot at this stage - I plan to use both for boil up, and one (maybe
> some sort of throttle on them?
both depending) for the run. If I have problems with this, I may
consider some kind of control unit later on - but for now, the Keep
It Simple Stupid motto is applying to me!
> and are you using more than one, if so whatGood question.... I'll wait till I get them, and see just how big
> will the placement be like in the boiler?
they actually are, and then work out where they will get mounted.
I'm in two minds at the moment - It might be nice to mount them on
opposing sides of the boiler, but it would also be nice to have all
the electrics on one side. What do other people think? And how high
above the base should they be mounted? I was think 75 - 100mm, so
there is a good volume below and above the element?
> please keep us updated..thanks!I think you can count on that!
In my old "Still Spirits" (plastic body) still the element is approx 30 mm
off the base. This is a good thing, as it means that I can often do small
runs (eg the honey mead was only 19 stubbies = 7L ), rather than always
needing some large amount.