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Re: Continuous still design

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  • drjulianxyz
    ... Anybody try to help?...DRJ
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 5, 2009
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "drjulianxyz" <drjulianxyz@...> wrote:
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      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@> wrote:
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      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "drjulianxyz" <drjulianxyz@>
      > > wrote:
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      > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "gff_stwrt" gff_stwrt@ wrote:
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      > > > > So, to me, the most efficient installation would be something like
      > > the very old pictures you see (couldn't find it on the web but it's
      > > there) of a pot still that works like this:
      > > > Sounds like picture in book series "Foxfire",on moonshining.
      > > > Many libraries have this,or intralibrary loan,might be online.
      > > > Good luck,DJ
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      > > You mean this one?
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      > > The Appalachian Blockade Still
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      > > [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/files/Harry/Untitled-1.gif\
      > > ] MOONSHINING AS A FINE ART 325 PLATE 270 Refined to the ultimate,
      > ....That's it ,Harry,but I seem to remember a slightly different picture.
      > .....The main idea was to use the beer as the coolant for the alkie,saved a tremendous amount of time and energy.
      > .....The quote that stuck in my mind (after 30+ yrs) was the stiller saying "The beer was almost at a boil when I refilled the pot!"
      > ....They were using a steamer,producing at a rate and quality we would consider fuel production today!
      > ....Harry,I want to thank you for your Simple Still idea,along with the great instructions and directions you gave us.GREAT!
      > ....For people with little knowledge or skills in metalworking (like myself) the slant-plate(Boka?) head is obviously even easier and cheaper to build,if not necessarily as efficient.
      > ...I have drawn plans,and am now constructing,a still I would judge to also be very easy and economical to build and to run,using several different ideas from various sites,RLM,column as a pot,condensers.
      > ...If I ever figure out how to attach pictures/plans to my e-mail that people can see,I'd appreciate your comments.
      > ...The main problem I have left is an Economic way to convey HOT coolant and distillate. Even if I have to use copper all the way,I still need hose of some sort to make joins,as brass fittings are worth their weight in gold,practically.
      > ...Told that clear fuel line from auto part store is inert,hi-temp.
      > ...Have read thousands of words (anti-plastic) but what does anyone think of using short sections just as couplings,unions?
      > .......Any help appreciated. DRJ
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      Anybody try to help?...DRJ
    • abbababbaccc
      ... I d say you end up with Chateau Michelin , extremely dry and rubbery white wine. Fuel is different from ethanol + other high/low boiling point compounds.
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 5, 2009
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        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "drjulianxyz" <drjulianxyz@...> wrote:
        > > ...Have read thousands of words (anti-plastic) but what does anyone think of using short sections just as couplings,unions?
        > > .......Any help appreciated. DRJ
        > >
        > Anybody try to help?...DRJ
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        I'd say you end up with "Chateau Michelin", extremely dry and rubbery white wine. Fuel is different from ethanol + other high/low boiling point compounds. It will most likely leach nasties. Even silicone hose gives off taste.

        Slainte, Riku
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