Re: 1" colum vs 3" column
- View SourceA 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 email@example.com, "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"