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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby cranky » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:57 pm

I don't know if this is really a concern but this page
http://homedistiller.org/equip/control
Is really pretty outdated. It isn't a safety issue but pretty much the page talks about using triac and PID controllers and most people don't use those any more because there are much easier and better options now a days.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby cranky » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:53 am

I haven't stopped going through this, it's just a slow and tedious process and hope others are trying to help out too :D

On this page
http://homedistiller.org/fruit/wash-fruit/method
Jack gives an update wrote:For those using an ice-water-wok still, freeze concentrate the wine down by half, and for every gallon of freeze concentrated wine, add a teaspoon of table salt, then run it however you normally do- ice-water-wok type stills are very odd in how they are run- it's up to the individual on how to make the cut. Just remember to separate out the heads.

This doesn't really add anything to the text other than confusing people since the ice-water-wok is really a bad design and is even listed as a "fake still" under "stills that aren't stills" in the equipment section of the parent site.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby cranky » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:59 am

http://homedistiller.org/fruit/wash-fruit/sugar
Parent site wrote:Gert Strand however, at http://www.turboyeast.com/, however suggests that the extra alcohol (and CO2 produced) extra MORE flavours from the fruit. See his site for excellent instructions on various techniques & recipes when using his Turbo yeasts.

Dead link and I don't think the info is very valid.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby cranky » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:15 am

http://homedistiller.org/fruit/wash-fruit/mockbrandy
I just read this page over and over again and can't really put my finger on why it just seems wrong, maybe it is the ice in the lid of the pot while boiling and simmering 40-50% alcohol for 4 hours in a sealed or semi sealed pot or maybe it is something else but to me something just seems so wrong with this page.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby thecroweater » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:18 am

Bushman wrote:Not sure we want to promote these stills for sale anymore as the list is dated unless we work at an update:
Stills for sale
There are better valued stills around but most of these are not bad stills per say and a couple can be modified to be quite good
Probably don't want the following image of a glass oven top still:
Glass teapot still
plain old needs removing
What's new at HD has not been updated since 2012: :lolno: yeah probably fairly redundant
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby der wo » Mon May 01, 2017 1:59 am

Because of the thread here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66336
Perhaps we should replace the azeotrope number 95.6% with 97.2%. Or write 95.6 abw (alcohol by weight).
For example here:
http://homedistiller.org/theory/theory/strong
The graph is about alcohol by volume, but in the text:
Note that only 96.5% ethanol can be obtained by regular distillation of alcohol & water.

Also here: http://homedistiller.org/theory/theory
You cannot get rid of that small amount of water, as once you reach a mix of 96.5% ethanol/water, with a boiling point of 78.2 °C
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby Still Life » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:11 pm

New member 'WallyGator' found this aluminum column entry under Mike Pemberton's Vapour Management Still.
http://homedistiller.org/equip/photos-ns
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby OtisT » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi. There is an image of a glass stovetop still in the flavor section of the parent site. An oil extraction still.

http://homedistiller.org/flavor/flavour/still.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby OtisT » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:44 am

OtisT wrote:Hi. There is an image of a glass stovetop still in the flavor section of the parent site. An oil extraction still.

http://homedistiller.org/flavor/flavour/still.


Forgot to mention the output on this thing is a plastic tube.
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Re: Updating Parent site

Postby Pikey » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:22 am

OtisT wrote:
OtisT wrote:Hi. There is an image of a glass stovetop still in the flavor section of the parent site. An oil extraction still.

http://homedistiller.org/flavor/flavour/still.


Forgot to mention the output on this thing is a plastic tube.


Nice little unit and condenser though - Stainless tea pot would do the same job perhaps. 8)
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