Re: Quick question on VM (was)New still, first run
- RM is best used for neutral alcohol. If that's what you are after I
recommend you go to ARC straight away. Similar principle as with RM
but you don't need to fiddle with valves as it's fully automatic.
--- In email@example.com, "morganfield1"
> Thanks again, Lindsay,
> Very interesting, right now I have a column pot still. I'm thinking
> of converting it to a CM or RM, If these become to touchy to
> I may go VM.exit
> Tip one, Morgan
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lindsay Williams" <linw@x>
> > You're right, the column is open at the top.
> > The vapour is more dense than air so will venture down the side
> > and flow down. This effect is why a VM system's output falls offas
> > the percentage weakens. At around 34% (from memory) the vapour is(20mm)
> > same density as air so doesn't tend to flow down the exit. Auto
> > cutoff! (in theory). The proportion that flows out the exit is in
> > relation to the relative sizes of the vertical and horizontal
> > openings. The openings on my still are approx the same size
> > reflux can only be controlled between 100-50%. At the 50% state,
> > goes up and half goes to the product condenser. With valve closed,
> > 100% goes up and gets refluxed.
> > Cheers,
> > Lindsay.
- Actually, I make whiskeys, rum, and other flavored drinks. What I'd
like to achieve is about a solid 80% on the first run, and save me the
time waiting for a second boil up. I found myself a nice piece of 1/8th
inch (about 4mm) copper tubing and wound up a nice little (about 4 in.)
reflux coil to hang in my column, thru the top cap. I don't plan to
have the top open, as I don't believe the coil is big enough to totally
condense the vapors. The column is open to air thru the lyne arm. Any
recomendations would be aprieciated. Thanks,
Tip one, Morgan
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> RM is best used for neutral alcohol. If that's what you are after I
> recommend you go to ARC straight away. Similar principle as with RM
> but you don't need to fiddle with valves as it's fully automatic.
> - Riku