Re: My new beginning
- If you're well insulated in the boiler and column, 600W is PLENTY
(once heated up) to get extremely pure product if you run at high
reflux rates. You should never need carbon if you stick to that.
You can also get 95% with 1200 (assuming 50mm column diameter here),
but if you compare the taste and smell to product made at 600W using
90% reflux in both cases, you should clearly see a difference in
purity. If increase the reflux ratio at higher power, you can drive
the purity back up, but you will end up with a similar product rate
as you would get at 600W.
Have fun experimenting!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Andy" <andynchap@h...> wrote:
> Great stuff Curt.
> I'm just getting started myself, and any comments are appreciated.
> Worked out how to heat your boiler yet? There are some great
> immersion elements around, and if you get your tig going you can
> in a socket and just screw the element in. A lot safer than gas
> heating.I'm using a double 1200w set up, which will provide me
> 600w, 1200w and 2400w for faster heating. If 600w proves too low,
> 1200w too high, I will try another type, maybe 1500/1500w.
> Keep at it.....it's fun!