Smaller does not equate to easier...
Smaller actually does equate to easier in many differernt things, it may not in this distilling process.
What I meant to say was more "efficient" for the smaller setup I was planning on using. My thought was to start small making up to 1 gallon of drinkable product.
I also considered whether a smaller setup would be adequate for cuts as well. Smaller setup means limited cuts and this alone would counter act my plan of being more efficient.
In fact I suppose it would be ineffecient to go with such a small setup. Well, this is why I am here to receive feedback from those who have experience.
As for basic skills and safety, I wouldn't attempt distilling if I didn't think I felt comfortable. I have been reading for months now and still have not attempted
to construct a still or attempt making mash. I am one who always takes my time researching before doing any project... Being new my terminology is not at point with the experienced distillers.
But this will improve with time and experience. All the experts here were in the same shoes as me (a beginner) at one point right?