Re: What Happened to my middle run? (second run)
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> What Happened to my middle run?
> I am now just finishing a second run that has me puzzled.. I've
> here that each still is different, but the behavior of mine hasmine
> scratching my head. I had combined two first runs, added water tocover
> elements with some baking soda.C and
> I equalized mine with full reflux, drew off the forshots at 56-66
> pitched it. I turned power down and it stabilized at 66-67, whichI
> drew off quite a bit (84 abv). I thought this would be theheads. I
> kept the power down (read, kept fiddling) as it rose to 68C. Ikept
> reflux high, then it rose quickly to 81C, so I turned power downto let
> it stabilize at 68 again. At that point I opened reflux (none atthis
> point) with power still down. It stabilized for a while, thenrose
> again to 81C and eventually 87C.the body.
> From what I'd heard, it "should" have stabilized around 78C for
>Sounds to me like you have returning reflux (somewhat cooled)
> Can someone clue me in? Please?
contacting your thermometer probe and interfering with true
measurement. Look at the placement, shielding etc. of the
The only other possible explanations are:
1) Extremely high altitude. Boiling points drop 1°F for every 500
feet above sea level.
2) Badly calibrated thermometer. Recalibrate with known constants
i.e. ice and boiling water.
If asked to wager, my money's on the returning reflux.