--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "kirtgk" <kirtgk@...> wrote:
> im tired of doing a run with my still and when done with this run
> having to waste the time and heat generated to resupply the
> suppose i could get a larger boiler but ame interested in doing
> continous method. i know how to build it but heard reports of
> the packing.
> does this realy happen??
> happy stillin,
Yes it does. But it depends on how thin your feed is and what your
skills as a stillman are (see previous answer about running rum).
Continuous stills aren't 'off-the-shelf' coffee percolators.
Maintenance is an ongoing thing, but for hobby-sized apparatus
the 'continuous' concept is only over a few hours/days and therefore
you will have the chance to clean the packing when you run out of
wash to feed it. Commercial continuous stills run for many months
and usually incorporate some sort of 'self-cleaning' into the design.