RE: [new_distillers] Boiler size
I've just posted some photos of Ray's still at
He's made this from a beer keg. It looks very tidy. He's been a little
inovative re how to get a suitable sized hole in the top, and then reseal
it, using a simple leverage system too.
To calculate the amount of alcohol, multiply the volume by the purity of
the mash, then divide by the purity that your still will produce , eg if
the mash is at 10%, and the still produces 90% purity, and you start with 5
gallons, then you'll end up with 5 * 10 /90 = 0.55 gallons.
(realistically you'll only get about 95% of that - so more like 0.52
The amount of patience you have and amount you need to distill for personal use... Dont think you need a 100 gallon boiler.
JB aka Waldo.
--- In email@example.com, "xpensv65" <mabadman@...> wrote:
> I am using a 15 gallon beer keg and a 3 " column. Is there a limit to the size of the boiler I can use? Thanks for the help!