Re: [new_distillers] Gasket
- I have been distillingg for a couple of years probaly have done 20 plus batches, I use a beer keg for the boiler. I buy a roll of cork gasket material from a local automotive shop and cut my own gaskets. Never had a problem with leakage, bad taste or anything else that relates to a non-food quality product being used to distill.The only problem I have had is that after several uses, when the cork gasket drys out, it shrinks substantially. I solved that problem by keeping my gaskets in a gallon of distill water when not being used.
--- On Mon, 5/2/11, ggenovezos <ggenovez@...> wrote:
From: ggenovezos <ggenovez@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] Gasket
Date: Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:41 PMHi all,
I'm looking for some form of gasket material that I can use between the keg and a stainless bowl to make a pot still.
The top of the keg is cut off...
Don't sweat it. We're all here to have fun and learn...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Klaus <joeklaus313@...> wrote:
> Sorry, behind in your conversation, I'll just stay over here and mind my own bussiness.
You can get gasket material at automotive stores as people have
suggested or DIY with silicone. Coat the keg top with vaseline and the
bottom of your bowl. Apply the liquid silicone around the keg top and
place your bowl on top of the silicone gently and let dry. You can then
just take it off and you have a perfectly matched seal.
JB. aka Waldo.
--- In email@example.com, "ggenovezos" <ggenovez@...>
>the keg and a stainless bowl to make a pot still.
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for some form of gasket material that I can use between
> The top of the keg is cut off...
> Any ideas?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Klaus <joeklaus313@...> wrote:
>this may sound stupid, but i use either the big tortillas or cut the small ones, they're food grade, super cheap, & disposable. i make them double thickness. it seemed to work for me & i use a keg/stainless bowl set up using 6 nutserts to clamp my bowl
> Some auto part stores sell them in sheets, so you can cut out the shape and size gasket u need.
Amen brother. There's an idea.
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From: Henk Stuurman <hstuurman@...>;
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Gasket
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2011 9:28:08 AM
This is an example of thinking out off the box, I like the tortilla-idea!!!Henk