## Some theory help on reboiler design...

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• I wonder what size re-boiler would be needed for a typical reflux tower type still for the second stage. I would think that the max what you might need would
Message 1 of 3 , Sep 2, 2002
I wonder what size re-boiler would be needed for a typical reflux
tower type still for the second stage. I would think that the max
what you might need would be about 20% of the wash volume. Say if
you have 5 gallons at 15% wash then the size would be needed about
5*4qt/gal*0.15(%)+1qt=4quarts (1 gallon = approx. 4 liters or
quarts). For 5 gallons wash the re-boiler would be needed is about 1
gallon or 4 liters. Fot the next stage it would be 20% of 4 liters
The reason I verify this is that I want to develop a nice looking
tabletop type of reflux still. One of the features would be a re-
boiler. If I am correct this should be equal to second and third re-
distilling stages; or perhaps thumper boxes. Please give me some
input on this so I can proceed. It is not enough to have just logics
and deduction. I still need some theoretical background. All that
material I found on the net was just a descriptive narrative text
and very little theory behind.
Thank you in advance to all who would help me on this. In exchange I
will try to develop a nice looking and elegant table top still.
Cheers, Alex...
• Strange, nobody helpled... :-( ... 1 ... re- ... logics ... I
Message 2 of 3 , Sep 3, 2002
Strange, nobody helpled... :-(

--- In new_distillers@y..., "bokakob" <bokakob@y...> wrote:
> I wonder what size re-boiler would be needed for a typical reflux
> tower type still for the second stage. I would think that the max
> what you might need would be about 20% of the wash volume. Say if
> you have 5 gallons at 15% wash then the size would be needed about
> 5*4qt/gal*0.15(%)+1qt=4quarts (1 gallon = approx. 4 liters or
> quarts). For 5 gallons wash the re-boiler would be needed is about
1
> gallon or 4 liters. Fot the next stage it would be 20% of 4 liters
> The reason I verify this is that I want to develop a nice looking
> tabletop type of reflux still. One of the features would be a re-
> boiler. If I am correct this should be equal to second and third
re-
> distilling stages; or perhaps thumper boxes. Please give me some
> input on this so I can proceed. It is not enough to have just
logics
> and deduction. I still need some theoretical background. All that
> material I found on the net was just a descriptive narrative text
> and very little theory behind.
> Thank you in advance to all who would help me on this. In exchange
I
> will try to develop a nice looking and elegant table top still.
> Cheers, Alex...
• Tony Ackland s thumper page has both theory and practical advice. http://homedistiller.org/designs.htm#thumper
Message 3 of 3 , Sep 4, 2002
Tony Ackland's thumper page has both theory and practical advice.

http://homedistiller.org/designs.htm#thumper

--- In new_distillers@y..., "bokakob" <bokakob@y...> wrote:
> Strange, nobody helpled... :-(
>
>
> --- In new_distillers@y..., "bokakob" <bokakob@y...> wrote:
> > I wonder what size re-boiler would be needed for a typical reflux
> > tower type still for the second stage. I would think that the max
> > what you might need would be about 20% of the wash volume. Say if
> > you have 5 gallons at 15% wash then the size would be needed about
> > 5*4qt/gal*0.15(%)+1qt=4quarts (1 gallon = approx. 4 liters or
> > quarts). For 5 gallons wash the re-boiler would be needed is about
> 1
> > gallon or 4 liters. Fot the next stage it would be 20% of 4 liters
> > or about 1 liter.
> > The reason I verify this is that I want to develop a nice looking
> > tabletop type of reflux still. One of the features would be a re-
> > boiler. If I am correct this should be equal to second and third
> re-
> > distilling stages; or perhaps thumper boxes. Please give me some
> > input on this so I can proceed. It is not enough to have just
> logics
> > and deduction. I still need some theoretical background. All that
> > material I found on the net was just a descriptive narrative text
> > and very little theory behind.
> > Thank you in advance to all who would help me on this. In exchange
> I
> > will try to develop a nice looking and elegant table top still.
> > Cheers, Alex...
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