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Re: Internal element questions

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  • johnsmith24668
    I got the pot still. Ultimately more interested in rum and whiskey, but sounds like MUM is a good place to start getting a feel for the craft.
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      I got the pot still. Ultimately more interested in rum and whiskey, but sounds like MUM is a good place to start getting a feel for the craft.

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, TODP <danimae@...> wrote:
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      > I run this rig.. what tower do you have?
      > On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM, johnsmith24668 wrote:
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      > I got Mile-Hi's 8 gallon milk jug pot still, with a 1500w "Heet-O-Matic
      > #305" internal element. It has a knob on the end for heat control that
      > goes from 0-11 [insert Spinal Tap reference here].
      >
      > 1) For a stripping run, do I just crank it as high as it'll go as long
      > as the condenser can keep up? Also, I know I should judge heat settings
      > for a spirit run based on output flow, but if anyone has used this
      > particular set up or element I'd appreciate an idea of what settings I
      > might want to start at when I get to that point.
      >
      > 2) In my enthusiasm I've whipped up a MUM Hybrid Wash, which is bubbling
      > away happily. I probably won't be able to get to it for a bit though, so
      > I was considering tossing baking soda in after the strip. I thought I
      > read somewhere it's not a good idea to add something (baking soda or
      > salt, maybe?) if you have an internal element due to concerns of
      > corrosion.
      >
      > Thanks for the help!
      >
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