nevadadrifter wrote:I am afraid that going with anything of a smaller diameter will not be efficient.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
If I could do it all over again,the one thing I wish I would have done was to slow down and take a leisurely look at what everyone else is doing and how they made their stills. I really wish I had started with a keg and commited to a propane burner. BUT! Everyones needs are different. Right now Im really happy with my 7.5 gallon rig, because setup and takedown is a breeze and its sized for the washes I make. Wife likes it too since I stay in the kitchen while Im working on a little "Water of Life"...
With a 5 gallon setup, you could use 1 inch pretty easily, but I bet you will want to go larger very soon. Just remember that the coil will be your biggest restriction in the chain. Even 4 inch that connects to a 1/4 coil wont move any more vapor. Its all about what YOU want to do.
Ayay is right in saying that its worth it to invest well the first time, but the key to investing is knowing what will be right for you.