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by Ankh Watep
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Distilling oils
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Re: Distilling oils

I'm sorry if I offended or undermined you or anyone else with my comments. I'm attempting to start up a small business, the lack of time is very stressful. I do not have the time to learn everything I need to know to make a still through research. I need the help of the members of this forum. I was ...
by Ankh Watep
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Distilling oils
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Re: Distilling oils

Well at least we've established pressure can build up. Thank you for the solution. Doesn't coil angle and length also effect pressure?
I want to minimize the amount of vapor lost. What condenser design is best for that?
by Ankh Watep
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Distilling oils
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Re: Distilling oils

I know I read something about back-pressure caused by too shallow an angle for the condenser. I also would assume that even at a small boil, going from a large diameter, like a stock pot, with only a small diameter outlet ( i'm thinking of using copper refridgerant tubing from lowes, its about a hal...
by Ankh Watep
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Distilling oils
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Distilling oils

I am distilling various plant material for making essential oils. These oils are not meant for human consumption or direct contact. They are going to become fragrance additives for aromatherapy products. I am unconcerned with speed of distillation. If it takes all day, it takes all day. I am also un...
by Ankh Watep
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Small still
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

Is enameled steel a good material for the stock pot?
by Ankh Watep
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Small still
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

That design looks perfect for my situation. Would it help if I put copper mesh in the copper tubing closest to the boiler, to act like a column? Or is there some sort of minimum height for a column to be effective? And is packing a column with more mesh better?
by Ankh Watep
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Small still
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

Alright cool, I like that idea. I’m alittle lost when you say “Drop the coil in the bucket and seal the output with silicone.” I’m not really sure what you mean by that. And is the coil supposed to be the column or the condenser? Tracker; I’m not really planning on cutting out the heads or tails. I ...
by Ankh Watep
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Small still
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

that's really cool. but i don't have the tools to do it. it's also a bit big. is there any reason the column has to be completely vertical? Could I use a spiraling column? I was thinking for the condenser instead of using a radiator looking thing that guy has, I could bubble the remaining vapor thro...
by Ankh Watep
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Small still
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

Small still

I want something small and cheap to make for distilling 2 or 4 liters into a fairly high concentration with as little alcohol wasted as possible. I don't have any tools aside from a soldering iron and a basic tool kit. So I can't do any welding or anything requiring a vice or workbench or specialty ...
by Ankh Watep
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2095
Views: 508838

can i use ketchup instead of tomato paste?
by Ankh Watep
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Tried and true recipe book
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 149
Views: 52098

can i use ketchup instead of tomato paste?