Re: Questions regarding Reflux Still
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Andy" <andrewfrench6@...> wrote:
>Any tips?...Yup...more study...here...
> Does the length/ diameter of the reflux tube ("housing") make a difference in purity or flavor or anything in the distilling process? What does the packing do (Raschig rings and copper packing)? Could I buy any packing at a local hardware store? Also on a slimple reflux still build (similar to Ak Jay's opperation) do I leave the top open on the column, where the cooling coils are located, open? I know I don't want pressure build up, but it seems like a waste of vapor... What should the ratio of the cooling coils be in relation to the relfux tube? Also for that matter how long should the whole reflux tube/housing be in comparison to the distilling pot? Is there any type of filter/screen needed to connect the distilling pot lid to the reflux tube? (In a plan that I have seen the plan suggests using a Kitchen sink drain and using a brass slip nut... Sorry about the terminology. Any tips?