- G'day, What happened to the discussion re. building/designing a
continuous still? The original concept was looking good, then it
I studied the design submitted by Tony and followed the thread of
follow ups, but they died.
Has anyone in their pursuit of computer control thought of
introducing fresh mash/wash at the boiler by synchronizing the
take-off with a small pump (peristaltic?)
It is a constant challenge bending or at least modifying the tried
and true practices of the last thousand years. And now we have
computers to help us. Maybe a look at the very basics involved and
analysing each component separately would give us some clues. I
mean, examine the three main constituents, ie boiler, column and
How about a horizontal column with loops that separated the
good,bad and the ugly. I'm drawn to concepts of loops, vortexes,
vacuums. Distillation is all about removing the nasties, but what
about introducing some components to change the chemical
structure for consequent ease in obtaining the desired results.
Let's face it, we all fiddle with the designs/concepts of the
traditional methods, and the establishment always needs a kick
now and then. Maybe one day we will have a 200 litre fermenter
feeding a still that will fit in the kitchen cupboard?
Some abstract musings?
P.S. Why would anyone building a new still contemplate anything
less than a fractionating reflux?