shor am glad fer this entrnet thang thinkn bout firin up grannys old
teaketle and cookin up a batch of corn squezins. Hop thos revnew
fellers dont com round mite hav to show em the busnis end of an old
doubl barl than aint laoded wif sofa pillers.
OK not really but I just had to do that. Ive had an interest ing this
for quite a number of years. Starting with an old pot that I built out
of a crock pot and some copper pipe when I was about 12. Working from
an old recipie I found in a book it yeilded an unknown ammount of
rather rancid smelling stuff that needless to say wasnt consumed in
any quanity in part because of the stories of improper process
resulting in all kinds of undesirable effects. Well 16 years later Im
ready to give it another try. Have been passivly gathering interesting
items for the last couple of years in my pilferings (I do alot of
scrap recycling as a side business) and a recent visit to the sooner
state and seeing a friends setup which I had no idea he had BTW. Im
ready to take these liberated parts and see what I can make them do.
For a boiler Ive secured an 8 gallon (sorry imperial for me) SS soda
carbonator tank has many access holes and various other fittings
making it well suited for the job.(these things normally run with ~100
PSI of water and gas pressure) Various sizes of heating elements and a
fairly fancy heating controler designed for use with solar water
heaters. Other materials will be purchased new tubing fitings ect...
The plan is for a reflux type there is a 2" opening on the top of the
tank with a tapped mounting flange perfect for mountingthe colum to.
Thats the plan so far will try to update as it progresses (slowly some
times) and hopefully the feds dont come knocking before I have a
chance to enjoy the fruit of my labor. Anyone know of any recent acts
of enforcement on individuals for personal use?
Thanks for the info I garnered so far,
- Hi everybody, I just got hold of a 25L Super Reflux still. Have never distilled before (although
I have done a bit of homebrewing in the past) so am very excited and keen to get into it.
I'm sure I will be pestering you all with silly newbie questions so here is my apology in
- welcome to the world of ilicit distilling Phil!
first caveat: don't let the buggers get you down. We are normally
second: there is a link to homedistillers.org at the bottom of posts.
Please read it first. So many questions that seem really misterious to
people new to distilling are answered there. (after a while it annoys
even the most genial group member to have to answer a question for the
millionth time in a week).
third: it's supposed to be fun!
(most of these comments are addressed to everyone - including me - as a
--- Phil <dyer@...> wrote:
> Hi everybody, I just got hold of a 25L Super Reflux still. Have neverCheers,
> distilled before (although
> I have done a bit of homebrewing in the past) so am very excited and
> keen to get into it.
> I'm sure I will be pestering you all with silly newbie questions so
> here is my apology in
> Regards, Phil
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- You'll love it, I've only done 6 batches and with everyone you learn
more...all up it is very easy.....
One more thing... don't taste test too much, I was very pissed on
first batch and broke my thermomotor. Doh .