Re: [new_distillers] Tank and Reflux tower
- dont no if you will need the strip heater on the tower
that might mess up the reflux maybe put it under the pot and turn
it off if u have to
the idea of using the cut up copper cable as packing is ok
but it will get awful dirty from the wash and i reckon stainless steel
would be better
pot scrubbers dont pack down to tight
and the steel balls or cutings might
and 40 gallon is one hell of a pot
u will only need to distill once a year (hahaha)
when u are just starting out it might be better to use a smaller pot
so if u mess up the fermentation or distilling you
have not lost so much spirt!!!!!
> From: goldenshine65802@...sheet metal,304 s.s.pipes,pumps,inserts and s.s. strip heaters, digital and
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [new_distillers] Tank and Reflux tower
> Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:14
> Hello every one, recently I was able to access allot of 304 12 gauge s.s.
manual thermostats,ciruits,electrical wiring,fuses and heavy gauge twisted
pure copper cable,all considered scrap,obsolete or junk, for free. to me as
a welder and a home brewer this was quite a wind fall. So what I built was
a 40 gallon square tank,a 4ft.x4in.reflux tower and a 5ft.x2in. cooler and
drip filter. The Pump is a 60gpm 110v pump I use it to transfer my mash
from my fermenter to my tank.the pump has been coated inside with teflon,so
no problem there.The two s.s. strip heaters are 500wt.one will go under the
tank and the other I pland to mount on the tower. The insert heater is a
4500wt. heater, I will most likely change that out to a 1200 or a 1000wt.
the copper cable I plan on using as filler for my tower, by cutting and
untwisting the wire and making small balls out of the heavy gauge copper
wire.So the question is!
> , am I on the right track? what have I missed. Will I need a tallertower. Thanks.
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