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Thumper Keg

Postby openwheel » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:34 pm

Withe the thumper how much water should be added? Also when I did a cleaning run it seamed to have filled up with more then I had put in it. I am just learning this biz so I would be grateful for all help.

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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby LWTCS » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:55 pm

openwheel wrote:Withe the thumper how much water should be added?


Just enough to cover the inlet opening is just fine.

openwheel wrote:Also when I did a cleaning run it seamed to have filled up with more then I had put in it.


What was that charged with?

Water charge gonna act different than an alcohol charge........But the accumulation of liquid is why many Gents often say that the thumper should be 1/3 to 1/2 the size of yer primary boiler.....................Unless you've engineer'd a way to plumb a return back to your primary boiler...................But that is another thread.
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby openwheel » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:30 am

The pot was charged with water and lemon juice the thumper had water in it. That is what the manufacture said to clean it with.
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby LWTCS » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:15 am

The recommdation more often than not, is to also run a low budget alcohol charge. As ethenol and other alcohols that may or may not be present in your charge will make for a very good cleaning solvent.

How large is your thumper btw?
Not one of those lil bitty mason jars is it?
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby openwheel » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:23 am

No not a mason jar. The thumper is 10 1/2" tall and 9 3/4" round. Will post pic.
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby openwheel » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:55 am

Here is the setup that I have.

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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby LWTCS » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:30 pm

Mayon,,,,I do apologize about the smart arse mason jar remark.

She is a beautiful little outfit. Use it in good health.

You can run her a couple different ways. Do not be disappointed if you find yourself having a tough time getting good separation on single run wash. Specially on a rig that small.
But a good hard strip run and then charge your thumper with some flavor juice for the spirit run and I'll bet you will be dern proud of your likker.
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby rad14701 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:51 pm

Nice looking rig, openwheel...

However,is it an optical illusion or is there a sag on the unsupported side of your worm...??? The top half of the worm appears to have sagged, with the upward slope on the backside of the coils which may cause potential pooling and surging...
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Re: Thumper Keg

Postby openwheel » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:02 pm

I put the alum. spacer on it to help with that I will add another one before I fire it up for the real run.
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