Re: Mini Still -- corrected information.
- 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.