Re: Threaded Copper adaptor for Standard US Beer Keg
- Thanks Harry, I do keep my garage well ventilated when I am
distilling. The last thing I want to do is start a fire or worse yet
blow something up.
--- In email@example.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...>
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tfurey7" <tfurey7@y...>
> > Harry, This is a non issue if you are using propane .. Right?
> > Tim
> Safety is never a non-issue, Tim. That particular scenario
> to using internal electric elements. Propane is another situationthe
> altogether with it's own set of Do's & Dont's. Leakages, ambient
> temperature, strength of distillate, all are things to be mindful
> of. Why ambient temp? Read on.
> You need to understand the properties of the substance you are
> dealing with i.e., alcohol. It has a boiling point (common
> knowledge) of about 78C @ 100% purity (rough figures for ease of
> explanation). What is NOT commonly known is that it also has a
> FLASH POINT.
> The flash point is the temperature at which the liquid GIVES OFF
> SUFFICIENT VAPOURS TO BE IGNITED. If room temperature is below
> flash point temperature, the liquid will not produce enoughvapours
> to form a combustible mixture with the air.hard
> However, the LOWER the flash point of the liquid, the EASIER it is
> to have a combustible mixture at room temperature, because room
> temp. (aka ambient) will be warmer than the flash point of the
> Example: gasoline has a flash point of -38C (which is why it is
> to start your car at -45C) while kerosene has a flash point of+38C.
> At ambient temperatures, it is harder to start kerosene on firethan
> gasoline, however, both are flammable liquids.(vol/vol)
> Ethanol is a flammable liquid. At 100% purity ethanol has a flash
> point of 13C. An ethanol/water solution that is about 55%
> has a flash point around 21C. As you can see, at ambientdistilled
> temperatures your once-distilled (stripped) AND your twice-
> (keepers) alcohol both would give off vapours. Therefore be very
> careful if working with naked flame. Burning alcohol is sometimes
> very difficult to see (faint blue flame), until it's too late.
> regards harry
- I use propane, and I seem to have very few problems, compared to the other
members with electric...Dave
At 04:38 AM 11/3/04 +0000, you wrote:
>...but(t)....(we all have one...:>)....you are talking about combustion
>OUTSIDE the boiler...(i doubt anyone would see anything outside an "air
>tight" boiler to indicate its potential demise..if so,they should
>run-like-hell.:>).....I dont think that was the original subject....:>)
>>From: "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...>
>>Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Threaded Copper adaptor for Standard US Beer
> Burning alcohol is sometimes
>>very difficult to see (faint blue flame), until it's too late.
>On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life Events for advice on how to
>get there! http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement
> New Distillers group archives are at http://archive.nnytech.net/
> FAQ and other information available at http://homedistiller.org
>Yahoo! Groups Links