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by Sandslinger
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

I finally received every piece for my boka. I have a copper tube that I am ready to cut the slants for. I came across some advice about making a mitre, and after googling what the hell that is I made the thing as pictured below. https://ibb.co/0Js805n https://ibb.co/whdkJbg https://ibb.co/B2bmLsZ I ...
by Sandslinger
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

https://www.distillinguk.uk/wp-content/uploads/51mm-Bulk-Head-Fitting-3-copy.jpg . It looks like it might save me from having to solder steel against copper, which as I understand can be a big pain in the ass... Just so you know.....that “red” O-ring is silicone. And you know what we say about sili...
by Sandslinger
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

If I were being neurotic, I would have an internal ferrule at the bottom (to hold a packing support) and an external ferule at the top (offering an unobstructed path for inserting packing. Solder a ferrule on the lid (ensuring it is level, square, plumb and sturdy), then drill/cut/punch/file/grind ...
by Sandslinger
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

I have another question I hope someone has experience with. I am looking at two different suppliers, that can provide Ferrules for my 54mm BokaKob. The pipe i sourced is in 3 different parts. I am thinking to use ferrules soldered to the pipe and joined with tri-clamps so I can separate the entire t...
by Sandslinger
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

zapata wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:52 am

So get what you can. If you have to supplement with flame, hair drier or heat gun, so be it.
Haha thanks for the chuckle and the reassurance.
by Sandslinger
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

None of the cheaper variants linked are available in my country, I don't live in the UK I just linked the available types from UK sites so you guys could see what I was choosing between. The price difference is pretty big between the different types and the better types run over $300 in my country,...
by Sandslinger
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

There has to be plumbers in your country, and they would need the tools to do this work.... No supply stores? Or are you working online only. Plumbers here don't solder anymore. For water and gas lines compression fittings are king. Took me a long time to find a proper torch, longer still for flux....
by Sandslinger
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

None of the cheaper variants linked are available in my country, I don't live in the UK I just linked the available types from UK sites so you guys could see what I was choosing between. The price difference is pretty big between the different types and the better types run over $300 in my country, ...
by Sandslinger
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

I am a bit unsure about the type of torch I should get for the soldering of copper ferrule to 54mm coppper pipe. I was looking at this type https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/tools/2200-01-versaflame-multi-function-butane-torch . But it seems like it might be a little weak ? Altern...
by Sandslinger
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Anyone know if a 5 meter long 6mm copper coil is enough to make a condenser for a Boka of 120cm. Worried that I won't get enough cooling effect as I saw other people here refer to at least 7 meter coils, which I can't buy where I am.
by Sandslinger
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Sandslinger , what you are referring too is called a Bucket still . There is an example in the HD wiki which personally I think should be moved to “What not to use or do “ due to all the plastic in it . http://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Bucket_still Yeah the plastic construction is a bit nast...
by Sandslinger
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Sandslinger could you tell me more about the little 'heater type that is used for heating fruits for fermentation that goes to max 122F.' I hope to make a solar still one day but had never thought of the little heater. Great idea. Thanks. Afterthought; would that be an aquarium heater or would an a...
by Sandslinger
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

A solar still like they use to distill sea water might work but it seems difficult to make one big enough for enough wash to feed a boka. Depending how far north you are, some people are having success by leaving their wash outside and freezing it. But your intro states you already have a pot still...
by Sandslinger
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

My still is a combo nuclear and hydro powered, I just don't keep them on-site. :lol: Took me a bit too long to get it, gave me a good chuckle though. I got one more question. I bought 5 Meter of 6mm copper pipe, that I am going to fill with salt, and double coil. I can only get 5 meter lengths thou...
by Sandslinger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

If you disagree with a passive collector fine i respect that, it just didn't seem like either of you understood what I was talking about. They probably didn't and neither do I. It could be a language thing, maybe we know it by another name. If you don't want to be misunderstood when discussing a de...
by Sandslinger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Sandslinger, Just out of curiosity did either of you understand what type of still i am talking about? I never said i wanted to make any automated features on either still, I think you thought so because the poster above me misquoted me so it seems like I did. Which really does show the power of mi...
by Sandslinger
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Ahh ... it’s a second language but I was mostly confused because ... it's the only method I trust to run unattended. Running a still “unattended” is NOT adviseable in any language. We don’t promote it here, in fact, you are admonished to NEVER run your still unattended, automated or otherwise! ss I...
by Sandslinger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Sandslinger, I’m sorry if I have caused you confusion . Perhaps English isn’t your first language. Yes are correct , wash is stripped in a Pot still and called low wines .... but it is often also called strip . It was probably not my best choice of the noun . Ahh thanks, yes its second language but...
by Sandslinger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaBob Advice

I have considered using it to make a temperature failsafe that switches the still off should the cooling water get too hot(or the area above the condenser). :clap: That is a FANTASTIC idea. I think it would require the DSPR300 model rather than the the DSPR120 version though, and a spare temp senso...
by Sandslinger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaKob Advice

Low wines is the result of stripping a wash. You need to strip to get low wines. That much I am clear on, it just doesn't make the premise of boka being good for running strip as opposed to wash make any more sense to me. Strip is the verb upon which the wash is the object. Maybe I am missing somet...
by Sandslinger
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaBob Advice

Yummyrum wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:35 pm
By the way , you are better to run strip rather than wash in a boka as it will produce cleaner product .
Sorry, could you clarify this post for me?

I read it as advice that I should do second distillation(low wine) in Boka, but not the wash? Or did I misunderstand something?
by Sandslinger
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaBob Advice

acfixer69 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:47 pm
The misunderstanding started with the topic header BokaBob, shold be Bokakob. That should fix the misunderstanding.
Oops my bad !
by Sandslinger
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

Re: New BokaBob Advice

Re #2, no this isn't what you want, it's a PID which controls temp and there is mostly crap for a reflux column. Yes and no Expat . It has both A PID section and a Power controller section in the one box . But I think the OP is aware of that will use the PID section to bring the still up to around ...
by Sandslinger
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1278

New BokaKob Advice

So I am in the design phase of creating my first Reflux a 54mm(2") Bokabob, and hope the good people here can aid me in clearing up some holes in my understanding. Disclaimer before asking what might seem like stupid questions. I have read through this entire forum and many others and am furiously t...
by Sandslinger
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from the North
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Hello from the North

Hi I am a 42 year old Northerner that got into distilling about 5 years ago. I started off with the hated plastic solution, and moved onto a pot with a spiral. Now I am finally in the process of trying to learn how to make a Bokabob. I am getting there a little bit at a time, but being completely in...