RE: [new_distillers] pot still
Yes - I only have white vinegar essence (seems to be double strength of 5% vinegar) to compare it to, and it's very similar. I thought maybe some had been left in the system after cleaning (although the smell was very powerful, and I had done a steam wash as well), but as I said, a pure alcohol came through fine, then the next wine had the smell ...
Robert Stam wrote:Does it smell like white vinegar? Not wine or malt vinegar but spirit/white vinegar?
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- in reflux distillation, you have an optimum reflux ratio...by having coils or spiral column and depending on the number of turns and height, you may end up with early condensation by ambient air, or it might take a while to collect the distillate thus consuming more power or heat or you might not be able to reach the right temperature for condensation ....so it's not advisable. as to safety issue, vapor pressure is very low for alcohol (32mm), so as long as you have an outlet its safe...--- On Sun, 8/29/10, evready9 <evready9@...> wrote:
From: evready9 <evready9@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] pot still
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 2:31 AMThis maybe a dumb question but here it goes. What would happen if I were to put the (1/2 inch) pipe coming out of the boiler in circular or spiral fashion instead of putting in straight? Would it have a similar effect as a reflux? Is it safe?