Re: Former lurker
- --- In email@example.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
>I took a look at the rig over on their sight. Nothing special, and not anywhere near close to a full length water jacket. Looks like 6-8 inches up top. Just another CM rig.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "troutscout48" <richc@> wrote:
> > Or really, soon to be former. After a number of years on the sidelines, I'm getting a chance to distillthis fall and winter.
> > Over the Years of reading both this group, the distiller's group and reading all of Tony's great site, lurking at all the other great forums, I know what I want to make and pretty much how I want to make it.
> > Thanx to all who post.
> > On to the nube questions...Mile-High was a new column. At 30" it's short for a reflex but it's most interesting feature is that reflux is controlled by a water jacket runs the height(or almost) of the column!
> > That's right..it's a 2in. column inside a 3in. water jacket with separate water inlet at the top of the boiler and an outlet slightly below and on the opposite side of the tower from the 22"liebig which handles the condensate.
> > PROS: Easy to pack, no cross tubes in column. Mile-Hi claims increased output in a more stable (equalibrium} column environment. Was told on the phone that the still seems more controllable than any before it and that take-off rates were double that of their cross tube stills.
> > CONS: Probably won't run well without separate water pumps and some of our brothers living in drier climes will twice a many water woes.
> > I will use city water but want to recycle most of it.
> > Opinions welcome, advice needed.
> > thanx,
> > rich
> Ermmm...did they tell you how they achieve a workable temperature gradient along a column they are deliberately removing heat from?
> Did they tell you what the takeoff purity was?
> Did they explain what a column is...(it's a separation chamber. No heat, no separation).
> I hope this is not some advert for Mile High. That would be disappointing.
> If you really want to find out how columns and reflux condensers work, go here to my Library...
> regards Harry
That special on Barrels may be worth discussing.