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  • cnapier@att.net
    What are thoughts on using a hot plate? Good? Bad? ________________________________ From: M L To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com Sent:
    Message 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 ________________________________
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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 11 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 12 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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