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Re: Mini Still -- corrected information.

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  • PhilipWilson
    Vapor temperature at the still head is a function of the composition of the vapor. If you see the temperature rise over the course of a run, you should also
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 27, 2006
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      Vapor temperature at the still head is a function of the composition of the vapor. If you see
      the temperature rise over the course of a run, you should also see the percentage of ethanol
      fall. Which means your equipment is acting like a potstill, and you need more theoretical
      plates. What reflux ratio are you using? What are your column dimensions? What are you
      using for packing, and are you confident it's not channeling? As an experiment, try running a
      small batch with lower heat, and see if your results change.

      If everything's designed and working properly, your results should be as Bokakob (and The
      Compleat Distiller) describe.
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