Re: condenser for mini-still
- --- In email@example.com, "kirtgk" <kirtgk@...> wrote:
>Hi and thanks kirtgk,
> hi john. no a condenser is not REQUIRED on the product discharge line.
> the prime reason to put a condenser on a product line is to bring the
> temp down or up to the proper temperature for testing the ethanol. at
> this location on your still it is then being used not as a condenser
> but as a cooler. if you've got an alcometer the instruction should
> tell you at what temp it is calibrated for. on my mini still i use a
> cooler. i simply made a copper coil and housed it in pvc pipe with
> caps on each end. the product runs inside the copper coil (never
> touching the pvc)and the water runs around it inside the pvc pipe
> cooling my product.
> DO NOT USE PVC ANYWHERE WHERE IT TOUCHES YOUR PRODUCT!! you will end
> up with bad substances in you product.
> chillin and stillin
will make a chiller type condenser as you suggested
> -- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "john achilles" <gidgee@> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I have just completed building a one metre by 50mil. Still on the
> > mini- still design, is a condenser required on the product discharge
> > line, thanks john