Re: [new_distillers] hi
hi there. when it came to my choices, I used an old tea urn as the
boiler. disconnect the thermostat, change the element if you wish etc.
mine takes 25 litres nicely. good luck
- hi mike thanks for the reply :) yeah i am keepin my eye out for numerous
things to use, its just a matter of time until i get what i need.
so it doesnt matter what temperature you heat t6he mash to? doesnt acohol
boil at 78 degrees celsius?
i am thinking strongly about making a reflux still instead of a pot still
well mike keep brewing huh? thanks for the asistance :) ken :)
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 18:08:40 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> hi there. when it came to my choices, I used an old tea urn as the
> boiler. disconnect the thermostat, change the element if you wish etc.
> mine takes 25 litres nicely. good luck
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>so it doesnt matter what temperature you heat t6he mash to?Correct - it will only boil at the temperature dependant on the % of alcohol present.
Add more heat, you only create more vapour, not a hotter pot
>doesnt acohol boil at 78 degrees celsius?Yes - if its pure. But if there's water around it will boil somewhere between 78 and 100C depending on the %
Eg if the mash is only 10% alcohol, it will boil at 93 C
There is a graph of this : http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/image/Alcohol_curve.jpg
You can also see from this graph that the % of the vapour off the 10% mash will be 55% alcohol.
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