justinm001 wrote:Okay so 1st time distilling and not at the best start.
Decided to use 1/4" copper tubing with 2-3 loops in a 5gal bucket with cold water. It is dripping out but at a super slow pace and at 205 degrees.
Copper piping is super hot until it hits water then is cold. How can I know if its cooling enough so it's all liquid and not vapor? It seems like I can't find any info about the dynamics of how much tubing and cooling is needed.
You should be using 3/8" for the coil, 1/4" is too small. but suffice to say, it's supposed to be hot until it gets to the worm bucket, and then the coil should knock down all the vapor to cool distillate .
throw away the thermometer, you don't need it.