Re: 1" colum vs 3" column
- A larger diameter pipe will be able to handle more vapor without
choking. To put it simply, the wider the column, the more power you
can use to distill, within reason.
A wider column will not, to my knowledge, produce a cleaner, higher
proof spirit. However, a taller column will. The taller the column is,
the more HETP it has, therefor, more condensing and re-vaporizing. End
result - better sepparation of heads, hearts, and tails, which in
turn, will give you a cleaner higher proof product.
Does that help answer your questions?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "njadpco" <njadpco@...> wrote:
> i have a small 1" reflux still and was going to build a 2" from plans
> from www.moonshine-still.com/still.pdf i have a couple questions about
> 1) will a larger column distill faster than a 1"
> 2) will a larger column produce a cleaner higher proof than a 1"