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Re: [new_distillers] Re: water seal & sheet copper

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  • Robert Thomas
    Finally the brain cell awakes: search florentine reciever! Cheers, Rob. ... new_distillers ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 3 11:56 PM
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      Finally the brain cell awakes:
      search florentine reciever!
      Cheers,
      Rob.

      --- dearknarl <dearknarl@...> wrote:

      > Thanks Rob, but I can't find anything on "triple
      > layer collection" or
      > "triple layer" or "doobry" in the archives. Could
      > you point me to those
      > earlier posts?
      > Re the pressure cooker: I might end up going that
      > way, or something
      > similar. I just thought I'd like to try my hand at
      > making something from
      > copper, but if I can't seal it easily, then stuff
      > it. =)
      > Cheers,
      > knarl
      >
      > On 8/3/05, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > On the matter of the water seal, quite alot of
      > > essential oils need to be steam distilled, so a
      > water
      > > seal on the boiler wouldn't be for very long! You
      > > might get away with an oil seal but only if you
      > have
      > > no pressure (ie no reflux packing). But since you
      > > intend to make a simple "alembic" or pot-still
      > that
      > > shouldn't be a problem (depending on construction
      > of
      > > condenser: a small diameter coil-in-bucket might
      > > concievably fill with condensate). Why not use an
      > old
      > > fashioned pressure cooker. Alternatively, if you
      > > intend to still off from fresh vegetation, you
      > might
      > > actually need more volume than you ask for in the
      > > boiler. Also see earlier posts on the triple layer
      > > collection doobry.
      > > Rob.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- Dean Thomas <deanlil@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Or try a radiator repair place, I got an of cut
      > at a
      > > > place that use to
      > > > repair radiators should be a good place to
      > start.
      > > >
      > > > Dean.
      > > >
      > > > whynda wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >>Gday guys,
      > > > >> Was thinking of building a mini pot still (2
      > or
      > > > 3L boiler) out of
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >copper
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >>for running experiments and making essences,
      > but I
      > > > can't find a
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >source of
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >>sheet copper. Anyone have any clues for
      > finding it
      > > > in Australia?
      > > > >> Also, I was thinking of using a water channel
      > to
      > > > sit the lid in as
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >a seal.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >>Would that cause any problems?
      > > > >> Cheers,
      > > > >>knarl.
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >>
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >G'day
      > > > > You can try Reece Plumbing supplies at
      > > > http://www.reece.com.au , I
      > > > >did ask if they had copper sheet and yes, they
      > can
      > > > get it but don't
      > > > >carry it as a stock item. Oh, one more thing,
      > take
      > > > your bank manager
      > > > >with you as they only sell by the whole sheet
      > 1200
      > > > X 2400mm.
      > > > >
      > > > >Rotsa ruck cookie boy.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
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