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Re: condenser for mini-still

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  • john achilles
    ... Hi and thanks kirtgk, will make a chiller type condenser as you suggested john
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 3, 2007
      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "kirtgk" <kirtgk@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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
      > kirtgk

      Hi and thanks kirtgk,
      will make a chiller type condenser as you suggested
      john
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      > -- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > >
      >
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