More Pot Still Ramblings ...
- Hi, all, and once again thanks for the input re: my pot still.
The more I think on it, the more I hope I am figuring it out.
I changed the condenser tonight to a style more like what
I think most of you are using,... the straight tube with
water jacket. I think the worm I designed would be fine for
use on a large capacity still with a large enough amount
of wash to have a decent alcohol content, but I think it is
waay too long a worm for my little unit distilling a small
quantity of wash to begin with. My thought is that a 1 litre
wash of 6% alcohol = 1 shot glass of nearly pure alcohol.
Obviously, then a 25 litre wash of 6% alcohol would equal
25 shot glasses of nearly pure alcohol. I haven't measured
to see how much liquid a 1/4" i.d. X 20' long worm will
hold, but I'd bet it is more than 1 shot glass. If anywhere
in those coils I had even a slight uphill climb, that might
explain why my 1 shot glass of alcohol never made it to
the end of it. I am now supposing that a good rule of
thumb would be small still/short worm, large still/long
worm. The simplest way, though, I am beginning to think,
is to just use a straight tube condenser, and forget about
the worm in the first place. The only real reason I decided
to use a worm was to conserve on cooling water, anyway.
Now I conclude that a pump and reservoir recirculation
system, perhaps employing icewater for the cooling of a
water jacket type condenser would accomplish the same
thing. Thanks again - George
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