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  • Tony & Elle Ackland
    Kev, ... How tall is your 2 column ? (like from under the two 1/2 through tubes, to the bottom of the 2 column) This height will determine how pure your
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      Kev,

      >should I use s.o.s. pads for reflux or just leave my original design---- ?

      How tall is your 2" column ? (like from under the two 1/2" through tubes,
      to the bottom of the 2" column) This height will determine how pure your
      alcohol is. Yes - do pack this region with scrubbers - they will provide
      the surface area for the refluxing liquid & rising vapour to mingle over &
      hence improve the purity.

      For an EXCELLENT book on making corn whisky, using a fractionating column,
      see Ian Smiley's "Making pure corn whiskey - a professional guide for
      amateur and micro distillers" from http://www.magma.ca/~smiley/main.htm
      This has a lot more detail on making the various cuts etc then what I've
      got. He shows how using a highly fractionating still (like the Nixon-Stone
      one) can be used to better advantage than a pot still for making whisky,
      due to its more precise nature in determining when to separate the heads,
      middle and tail runs.

      Tony
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