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  • tehiru.chalal
    Thanks for the tip, tgfoitwoods. I will go with the bokabob dual slat-plate still. I found the article surprisingly comprehensive for a beginner like me! I
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 4, 2012
      Thanks for the tip, tgfoitwoods. I will go with the bokabob dual slat-plate still. I found the article surprisingly comprehensive for a beginner like me! I hope to be able to find lots of good stuff in older forum posts as well.

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
      >
      > tehiru.chalal,
      >
      > If you are certain you want to build a reflux still, here are good
      > instruction for one of the most common and respected reflux still, the
      > Bokakob Dual Slat-plate Still.
      > http://wiki.homedistiller.org/Boka_Reflux_Still_-_How_To_Build
      >
      > Just to double-check, you should know that reflux stills like this are
      > primarily designed to produce the ethanol-water azeotrope, 96.6%
      > ethanol, a kind of super vodka, which can be diluted with water to make
      > flavorless vodka. If it is your goal to make full-flavored whiskeys,
      > brandies, and rums it makes more sense (to me at least) to use the kind
      > of still that the best of these liquors is traditionally made with, the
      > potstill.
      >
      > If you should decide upon a potstill with a copper plumbing-fitting
      > head, I describe building a couple in great detail in my book "Making
      > Fine Spirits" (Amphora Society), available at Amazon.com or at
      > http://www.kelleybarts.com/zymurgy-bob-books/making-fine-spirits/
      > You can see a photo of the 5-gallon version and part of that same head
      > on the 16-gallon keg version at
      > http://www.kelleybarts.com/PhotoXfer/5GallonSmall.jpg
      > and
      > http://www.kelleybarts.com/PhotoXfer/16GallonCenter.jpg
      >
      > By the way, 'stilling is a great way to spend a retirement!
      >
      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
      > <http://www.kelleybarts.com/zymurgy-bob-books/making-fine-spirits/>
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tehiru.chalal"
      > <tehiru.chalal@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi there! I am Michael, and I am just getting started on this hobby. I
      > am recently retired, and possess enough basic soldering and brazing
      > skills that I am confident that I can get a nice copper still (reflux,
      > probably single batch as compared to continuous). Probably like everyone
      > else!
      > >
      > > So I guess I should start with a still. I have not looked through all
      > the files, but I hope to find a nice design for a copper still. I am
      > hoping for a 1.5" or 2" tower. Anyone know where I can get a design as a
      > .pdf or a .jpg that has all dimensions shown and so forth so I can go
      > buy copper and fittings and get to work?
      > >
      >
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