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Re: Pot still - How small a volume can I run?

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  • jamesonbeam1
    The only concern would be if you had internal heating elements which must be covered at all times. External heating elements will not cause a problem with
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 1 9:31 AM
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      The only concern would be if you had internal heating elements which
      must be covered at all times. External heating elements will not cause
      a problem with scorching. Ive used as little as 2 quarts in mine.

      Vino es Veritas,

      Jim aka Waldo.


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "whackfol" <whackfol@...> wrote:
      >
      > I am facing the possibility that the amount of my wash will be
      > significantly below the normal amount I strip in my pot still.
      > (Usually I run three 6 gallon batches and after mixing the three and
      > watering down, I have about 6 gallons for final run.) To date I have
      > never run it less than 2/3 full. Does anyone have any advice on how
      > low I can go and still get adequate distillation? Are there any risks
      > of distilling a much smaller amount than the still was designed? Do I
      > need to worry about scortching as the volume is reduced?
      > Thanks,
      > Whack
      >
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