--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "joeyalbertus" <joeyalbertus@...> wrote:
> Has anyone successfully converted a hot water heater into a boiling vessel? I am reading "Making Gin and Vodka" by John Stone and he makes a pretty good argument for it. It seems as though it would be pretty easy and much more energy efficient. I would be running it with my reflux still. Anyone done this with good results?
I've used a converted water heater for a boiler and it did a great job.
You need to use a wash that's been settled out well.
It was fairly easy to do the conversion took me about an evening to do; the column was more time consuming. I would recommend a water heater boiler if you want to produce a neutral spirit.