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  • cnapier@att.net
    I m sure it was me.... I used a sweet feed........sugar......and ..........bread yeast......I know. Actually ran off two quarts when running wash thru pot.....
    Message 1 of 19 , Feb 26, 2013
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      I'm sure it was me....
      I used a sweet feed........sugar......and ..........bread yeast......I know.

      Actually ran off two quarts when running wash thru pot.....
      Which distilled into one quart after second run....
      Then after I run it tomorrow for the 3rd.....may just disappear

      Had to run the wash three times......2 gallon pot still.

      .





      From: RLB <last2blast@...>
      To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tue, February 26, 2013 10:26:09 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

       

      Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash.  A good wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.

      Robert



      From: Claude <cnapier@...>
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

       
      Well........

      I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.

      I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.

      I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.

      Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.

      3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.

      1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof

      I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.

      Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.

      3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.

      I love the hobby.........

      And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.

      :)



    • cnapier@att.net
      thanks again.... product pride....all grain......from tractors supply white gran sugar and.......fleishmans yeast.....i know.....couldn t wait for my dady
      Message 2 of 19 , Feb 27, 2013
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        thanks again....

        product pride....all grain......from tractors supply
        white gran sugar
        and.......fleishmans yeast.....i know.....couldn't wait for my dady yeast to arrive,

        also.....did this batch on a hot plate...rather than stove.

        and the hot plate had a thermostat.


        From: Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...>
        To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 12:53:49 AM
        Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

         

        "Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast"

        What grain? What yeast?

        On Feb 26, 2013, at 6:07 PM, "Claude" cnapier@...> wrote:

        > Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast

      • M L
        That would depend on the ABV of his wash. ... From: RLB Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts To:
        Message 3 of 19 , Feb 27, 2013
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          That would depend on the ABV of his wash.

          --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

          From: RLB <last2blast@...>
          Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
          To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM

           

          Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash.  A good wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.

          Robert



          From: Claude <cnapier@...>
          To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
          Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

           
          Well........

          I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.

          I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.

          I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.

          Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.

          3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.

          1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof

          I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.

          Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.

          3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.

          I love the hobby.........

          And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.

          :)



        • cnapier@att.net
          What are thoughts on using a hot plate? Good? Bad? ________________________________ From: M L To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com Sent:
          Message 4 of 19 , Feb 27, 2013
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            What are thoughts on using a hot plate?

            Good? Bad?




            From: M L <kekedog13@...>
            To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
            Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

             

            That would depend on the ABV of his wash.

            --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

            From: RLB <last2blast@...>
            Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
            To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
            Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM

             

            Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash.  A good wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.

            Robert



            From: Claude <cnapier@...>
            To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
            Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

             
            Well........

            I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.

            I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.

            I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.

            Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.

            3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.

            1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof

            I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.

            Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.

            3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.

            I love the hobby.........

            And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.

            :)



          • RLB
            Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off.  Slow than gas, but safer. Robert ________________________________ From: cnapier@att.net
            Message 5 of 19 , Feb 27, 2013
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              Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off.  Slow than gas, but safer.

              Robert



              From: "cnapier@..." <cnapier@...>
              To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

               
              What are thoughts on using a hot plate?

              Good? Bad?




              From: M L <kekedog13@...>
              To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

               
              That would depend on the ABV of his wash.

              --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

              From: RLB <last2blast@...>
              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
              To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
              Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM

               
              Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash.  A good wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.

              Robert



              From: Claude <cnapier@...>
              To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
              Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

               
              Well........

              I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.

              I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.

              I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.

              Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.

              3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.

              1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof

              I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.

              Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.

              3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.

              I love the hobby.........

              And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.

              :)





            • cnapier@att.net
              Thanks,,,, Any suggestions?? I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on. Claude ________________________________ From: RLB To:
              Message 6 of 19 , Feb 28, 2013
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                Thanks,,,,

                Any suggestions??

                I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.

                Claude



                From: RLB <last2blast@...>
                To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

                 

                Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off.  Slow than gas, but safer.

                Robert



                From: "cnapier@..." <cnapier@...>
                To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

                 
                What are thoughts on using a hot plate?

                Good? Bad?




                From: M L <kekedog13@...>
                To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

                 
                That would depend on the ABV of his wash.

                --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                From: RLB <last2blast@...>
                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM

                 
                Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash.  A good wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.

                Robert



                From: Claude <cnapier@...>
                To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts

                 
                Well........

                I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.

                I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.

                I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.

                Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.

                3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.

                1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof

                I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.

                Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.

                3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.

                I love the hobby.........

                And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.

                :)





              • tgfoitwoods
                An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go
                Message 7 of 19 , Feb 28, 2013
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                  An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

                  Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

                  --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Thanks,,,,
                  >
                  > Any suggestions??
                  >
                  > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
                  >
                  > Claude
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: RLB last2blast@...
                  > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                  > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                  >
                  >
                  > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
                  > safer.
                  >
                  > Robert
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
                  > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                  > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
                  >
                  > Good? Bad?
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: M L kekedog13@...
                  > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                  > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                  >
                  >
                  > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
                  >
                  > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  > >From: RLB last2blast@...
                  > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                  > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                  > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
                  > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
                  > >
                  > >Robert
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > ________________________________
                  > From: Claude cnapier@...
                  > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                  > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                  > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >Well........
                  > >
                  > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
                  > >
                  > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
                  > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
                  > >
                  > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
                  > >
                  > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
                  > >
                  > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
                  > >
                  > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
                  > >
                  > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
                  > >
                  > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
                  > >
                  > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
                  > >
                  > >I love the hobby.........
                  > >
                  > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
                  > >
                  > >:)
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  >
                • cnapier@att.net
                  The plate I use now......works ok with the two gallon still I have. It does cycle on and off though........ Claude ________________________________ From:
                  Message 8 of 19 , Feb 28, 2013
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                    The plate I use now......works ok with the two gallon still I have.

                    It does cycle on and off though........

                    Claude




                    From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
                    To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 10:38:27 PM
                    Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                     

                    An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

                    Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

                    --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Thanks,,,,
                    >
                    > Any suggestions??
                    >
                    > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
                    >
                    > Claude
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: RLB last2blast@...
                    > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                    >
                    >
                    > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
                    > safer.
                    >
                    > Robert
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
                    > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
                    >
                    > Good? Bad?
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: M L kekedog13@...
                    > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                    >
                    >
                    > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
                    >
                    > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    > >From: RLB last2blast@...
                    > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                    > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
                    > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
                    > >
                    > >Robert
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > ________________________________
                    > From: Claude cnapier@...
                    > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                    > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                    > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >Well........
                    > >
                    > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
                    > >
                    > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
                    > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
                    > >
                    > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
                    > >
                    > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
                    > >
                    > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
                    > >
                    > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
                    > >
                    > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
                    > >
                    > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
                    > >
                    > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
                    > >
                    > >I love the hobby.........
                    > >
                    > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
                    > >
                    > >:)
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >

                  • RLB
                    I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it s time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my
                    Message 9 of 19 , Feb 28, 2013
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                      I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                      Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                      Robert



                      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
                      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:38 PM
                      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                       
                      An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

                      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

                      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Thanks,,,,
                      >
                      > Any suggestions??
                      >
                      > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
                      >
                      > Claude
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ________________________________
                      > From: RLB last2blast@...
                      > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                      >
                      >
                      > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
                      > safer.
                      >
                      > Robert
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ________________________________
                      > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
                      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
                      >
                      > Good? Bad?
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ________________________________
                      > From: M L kekedog13@...
                      > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                      > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                      >
                      >
                      > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
                      >
                      > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
                      >
                      >
                      > >From: RLB last2blast@...
                      > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                      > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
                      > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
                      > >
                      > >Robert
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > ________________________________
                      > From: Claude cnapier@...
                      > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                      > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                      > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >Well........
                      > >
                      > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
                      > >
                      > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
                      > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
                      > >
                      > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
                      > >
                      > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
                      > >
                      > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
                      > >
                      > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
                      > >
                      > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
                      > >
                      > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
                      > >
                      > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
                      > >
                      > >I love the hobby.........
                      > >
                      > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
                      > >
                      > >:)
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >


                    • Fredrick Lee
                      The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same.
                      Message 10 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                        The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                        On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                         

                        I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                        Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                        Robert



                        From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
                        To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:38 PM
                        Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                         
                        An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

                        Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

                        --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Thanks,,,,
                        >
                        > Any suggestions??
                        >
                        > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
                        >
                        > Claude
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ________________________________
                        > From: RLB last2blast@...
                        > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                        >
                        >
                        > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
                        > safer.
                        >
                        > Robert
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ________________________________
                        > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
                        > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
                        >
                        > Good? Bad?
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ________________________________
                        > From: M L kekedog13@...
                        > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                        >
                        >
                        > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
                        >
                        > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        > >From: RLB last2blast@...
                        > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                        > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
                        > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
                        > >
                        > >Robert
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > ________________________________
                        > From: Claude cnapier@...
                        > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                        > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                        > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >Well........
                        > >
                        > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
                        > >
                        > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
                        > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
                        > >
                        > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
                        > >
                        > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
                        > >
                        > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
                        > >
                        > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
                        > >
                        > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
                        > >
                        > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
                        > >
                        > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
                        > >
                        > >I love the hobby.........
                        > >
                        > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
                        > >
                        > >:)
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        >


                      • Mike
                        Possibly higher due to more amps used Sent from my iPhone
                        Message 11 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                          Possibly higher due to more amps used

                          Sent from my iPhone

                          On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

                           

                          The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                          On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                           

                          I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                          Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                          Robert



                          From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
                          To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:38 PM
                          Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                           
                          An electric hotplate worksok with a small potstill. It will be too slow to satisfy on a larger potstill, and the cycling will make reflux distillers go batshit.

                          Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

                          --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, cnapier@... wrote:
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Thanks,,,,
                          >
                          > Any suggestions??
                          >
                          > I use one now.....and it does cycle off and on.
                          >
                          > Claude
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ________________________________
                          > From: RLB last2blast@...
                          > To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          > Sent: Thu, February 28, 2013 6:36:05 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                          >
                          >
                          > Purchase one that does not cycle by turning on and off. Slow than gas, but
                          > safer.
                          >
                          > Robert
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ________________________________
                          > From: "cnapier@..." cnapier@...
                          > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          > Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > What are thoughts on using a hot plate?
                          >
                          > Good? Bad?
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ________________________________
                          > From: M L kekedog13@...
                          > To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          > Sent: Wed, February 27, 2013 2:04:38 PM
                          > Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                          >
                          >
                          > That would depend on the ABV of his wash.
                          >
                          > --- On Tue, 2/26/13, RLB last2blast@... wrote:
                          >
                          >
                          > >From: RLB last2blast@...
                          > >Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                          > >To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          > >Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:57 PM
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >Something is really wrong if you only received 1 qt from 5 gal wash. A good
                          > >wash should give you at least 2 qts finished distillate from 5 gal.
                          > >
                          > >Robert
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > ________________________________
                          > From: Claude cnapier@...
                          > >To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                          > >Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:07 PM
                          > >Subject: [new_distillers] Noobie thoughts
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >Well........
                          > >
                          > >I have a 2 gallon pot still....got it off Ebay.
                          > >
                          > >I like it......But as soon as I ended up with 1 quart of product from a 5 gallon
                          > >wash......I knew it wasn't big enough..lol.
                          > >
                          > >I also knew......garbage in....garbage out......But I did it anyway.
                          > >
                          > >Ran stuff I knew wasn't quite right......Dummy.
                          > >
                          > >3 sugar shine runs......2 I turned into Apple Pie.
                          > >
                          > >1 still in the bottle....3 distills...160 proof
                          > >
                          > >I just finished my first corn whiskey......One quart.
                          > >
                          > >Used all grain.......But the wrong yeast.
                          > >
                          > >3rd distill tomorrow......we'll see.
                          > >
                          > >I love the hobby.........
                          > >
                          > >And soon.....I'll listen and do it right.
                          > >
                          > >:)
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          >


                        • RLB
                          My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation
                          Message 12 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                            My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation time, which should save money in the long run.

                            Robert


                            From: Mike <mikeraphael2000@...>
                            To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                            Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 PM
                            Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                             
                            Possibly higher due to more amps used

                            Sent from my iPhone

                            On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

                             
                            The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                            On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                             
                            I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                            Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                            Robert



                          • cnapier@att.net
                            My plate handles my 2 gallon just fine..... Figure if I go up...........3 or 4 gallon....... If would take forever..... Claude ________________________________
                            Message 13 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                              My plate handles my 2 gallon just fine.....

                              Figure if I go up...........3 or 4 gallon.......

                              If would take forever.....

                              Claude

                              From: RLB <last2blast@...>
                              To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                              Sent: Fri, March 1, 2013 1:38:29 PM
                              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                               

                              My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation time, which should save money in the long run.

                              Robert


                              From: Mike <mikeraphael2000@...>
                              To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                              Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 PM
                              Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                               
                              Possibly higher due to more amps used

                              Sent from my iPhone

                              On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

                               
                              The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                              On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                               
                              I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                              Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                              Robert



                            • Patrick Luke
                              I m using a 1300w hot plate with a 5g pot. heats up in about an hour. makes for a nice easy afternoon :) Please excuse the brevity; this was sent from my
                              Message 14 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                                I'm using a 1300w hot plate with a 5g pot. heats up in about an hour. makes for a nice easy afternoon :)

                                Please excuse the brevity; this was sent from my mobile device.


                                On Mar 1, 2013, at 11:34 AM, cnapier@... wrote:

                                 


                                My plate handles my 2 gallon just fine.....

                                Figure if I go up...........3 or 4 gallon.......

                                If would take forever.....

                                Claude

                                From: RLB <last2blast@...>
                                To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Fri, March 1, 2013 1:38:29 PM
                                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                                 

                                My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation time, which should save money in the long run.

                                Robert


                                From: Mike <mikeraphael2000@...>
                                To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 PM
                                Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                                 
                                Possibly higher due to more amps used

                                Sent from my iPhone

                                On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

                                 
                                The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                                On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                                 
                                I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                                Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                                Robert



                              • Chuck Todd
                                Thanks for the update Let me know how it goes Sometimes things dont go as planned I will put my Help on hold until we get this worked out. I already gave my
                                Message 15 of 19 , Mar 1, 2013
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                                  Thanks for the update

                                  Let me know how it goes
                                  Sometimes things dont go as planned
                                  I will put my Help on hold until we get this worked out.

                                  I already gave my panel builder a 1000 dollar deposit so i would not lose him to another job

                                  Keep me posted now that you know what happened it should not ne too hard to fix

                                  Chuck

                                  Sent from my Motorola ATRIX™ 4G on AT&T


                                  -----Original message-----
                                  From: cnapier@...
                                  To:
                                  new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
                                  Sent:
                                  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 21:39:45 GMT+00:00
                                  Subject:
                                  Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                                   


                                  My plate handles my 2 gallon just fine.....

                                  Figure if I go up...........3 or 4 gallon.......

                                  If would take forever.....

                                  Claude

                                  From: RLB <last2blast@...>
                                  To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                                  Sent: Fri, March 1, 2013 1:38:29 PM
                                  Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                                   

                                  My 220 V, 30 A range has coils, but my hotplate burner is solid.  That should allow for better heat transfer than my range, and it might reduce distillation time, which should save money in the long run.

                                  Robert


                                  From: Mike <mikeraphael2000@...>
                                  To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
                                  Sent: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:01 PM
                                  Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: Noobie thoughts

                                   
                                  Possibly higher due to more amps used

                                  Sent from my iPhone

                                  On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...> wrote:

                                   
                                  The amount of energy to run the still will not change. Your electric bill will probably remain the same. 

                                  On Feb 28, 2013, at 11:18 PM, RLB <last2blast@...> wrote:

                                   
                                  I have a hot plate that cycles, but it was only used to melt solder.  Guess it's time to test it with my 2.5 gal pot still.  Hot plate is 110 V, whereas my kitchen range is 220v.  I should be able to cut my electric bill by using a hot plate if it works well.  Thanks Bob!

                                  Has anyone thought of using a blower with ethanol or methanol to heat a still such as in oil furnace like setup? 

                                  Robert



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