RE: [new_distillers] Re: Intro.....
Yeah, but it will let me do the required testing while I finish converting the old laundry copper I picked up at a garage/yard sale last week. The copper’s capacity is ~50L at ¾ full and came with all the gas bits to hook it up to the mains….
And again yes, I’m not so much interested in getting 96% purity (although the still I worked with 8 years ago averaged 95.6%) as in trying to keep the flavours true to the wash, in theory the 8 plates should get me to ~94%, but really I’ll be happy with 90-92%. <grin>
Cheers, Thomas Janstrom.
Sounds like a nice still for brandy and other flavored drinks. For neutral alcohol you should really consider a column packed with mesh or scrubbers. In hobby scale that's much more efficient than bubble caps if they are of same size. Also, if I were you I'd consider a larger boiler, from 9 liter boiler you get very little product for your efforts.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Thomas Janstrom" <t_janstrom@...> wrote:
> Just thought as a new member that I should introduce myself and so on.
> As you can see from the sig line I'm mainly into gems and such, but it
> wasn't always so, at one point I get trained as a winemaker and spent some
> 14 years in the industry, for some of which I was working with a still
> produced ~10,000Lals (litres of alcohol, corrected for water content) peris
> day. So now that I'm out of the industry (due to an injury) I find myself
> loving to build things (don't matter much what so long as it's get lots of
> metal in it!), and well seeing as I have some experience I figure that a
> neat project for this go around would be a still, besides although I don't
> drink, I have lots of friends who do, so this will make entertaining a bit
> The design I've decided to go with, more for the challenge than anything,
> a modified pot still, with an eight plate fractioning column. The columnboiler
> will be 6" in diameter, and my pot is an old espresso coffee machine
> with a safe capacity of 9L of wash. The get enough heat I've converted itto
> being gas fired, and have some 150,000btus to play with. The column willbe
> of the bubbler cap type, and is an all copper affair (or will be). Ifigure
> that with this design I can make it a continuous still at some futurepoint,
> if only for the challenge. <grin>http://tjlittlegems.com
> Oh yeah I'm in Australia, Queensland to be a little more exact...
> Cheers, Thomas Janstrom.
> Little Gems.