Re: Securing milk can lid
Thanks for your kind words and congratulations, but I'm not leaving anything, and we both appear to be caught up in some kind confusion.
I was responding to what appears to be a message from Jameson Beam, an old friend of me and the forum, who sometimes goes by the nickname Waldo. We've not seen a post from him for a couple of years anyway, and I was just very happy to see what seemed to be an answer from him for the milk-can lid question.
Since I do not find Waldo's message in the new_distillers messages, but saw in my gmail account where I normally read the Yahoo lists, I'm not sure what happened. If it's really Waldo, I'm happy, but I'm a bit bewildered.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
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> It sounds like congatulations are in order, so Congrats.Â I suely hope that your new life paths do not leave us completely out of your world.Â You ahve been a true resource and one to admire.
> From: Robert Hubble zymurgybob@...
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> Waldo!! Good to hear from you, and especially in your new position. I hope we can keep you around for a while.Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
> To: new_distillers@...: jamesonbeam1@...: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 05:21:54 -0700Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Securing milk can lidÂ
> Simplest way - if it has handles - make a silicone or cork gasket for the cover then attack it with a couplr of bungey cords - put on heat and test leakage with water in can and spray bottle with soap and water -look for bobbles.
> --- On Thu, 10/25/12, James Gates panache_fine_art@... wrote:
> >From: James Gates panache_fine_art@...
> >Subject: [new_distillers] Securing milk can lid
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:49 PM
> >I have a 40 litre stainless milk can from ebay. I also am a retired steel fabricator. What I need to solve is a way to secure the milk can lid to the top of the milk can? I assume that the pressure should not be too great while distilling, but if it is just friction, it likely will rattle like a top pot lid.
> >The other issue is heating the mash and wonder if anyone uses some kind of hot water tank elements inside the milk can to heat the mash. Also a way to monitor temp and adjust temp?
> >Thinking that to use it as a pot still, but of course I could switch columns and use it as a reflex still too.
> >I have a basic plan that got from a distellng forum website, but need to figure out how to secure the lid. I could tig weld on some clamps if I knew where to buy them?
- It has a handle as part of the lid, I am going to contact Hillbilli Stills for advice about their products. Seems to me that I can just use a hole saw to make the hole for the fitting. The lid has two ss clamps that hold the lid on, do I still (pun intended) need a gasket for the lid? Thaks