first run in new pot still

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first run in new pot still

Postby copperhead » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:56 pm

made my first run in my new pot still to day.sour mash corn and barley malt. made a decent whiskey even the first run.i had a littel help from an old pro thanks tater.
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Postby Tater » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:26 pm

Tks copperhead really enjoyed gettin to still with a fellow hobbyest But ya ought to tell more about pot still and how run went.
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Postby copperhead » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:47 pm

ok its and all plastic nah just kidding ss keg 15.5 gal 24'' colum packed with copper mesh 2'' colum ts off to a 45 down to a 28'' liebag condensor.after the heads whiskey starts 145% ran two gals down to 80% whiskey came out nice and cool with just a trickel of water going thru the condenser.i'v been uesing a valved refluxed still to make rum and whiskey for nearly a year it can be done. but a pot still is so easyer.i cut the parts for the still and tater did the soldering.i think im really going to like tiis pot still thing for making whiskey. no thermometer no valve no fussing with it just taste smell and test abv.get the tourch ready tater a paroits beek is next. :lol: ill try to have pics soon.
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Postby theholymackerel » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:37 am

Congratulations Copperhead.

I'm glad yer enjoyin' the ease of a potstill.
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Postby Dr. Lector » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:37 pm

Hey copperhead what size is your liebag condensor? I.D and O.D
I have been thinking about trying the same thing. Going to make mine interchangable with my Ministill
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Postby copperhead » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:06 pm

hello dr. the jackit is 2 1/8 od the inner tube is 1 1/8 od the condensor is 28'' long this may sound like over kill but the product comes out nice and cool.makes it a lot simpler testing abv as you go. i had'nt did a stripping run to see how fast it can be ran.i would think it can be ran quite fast and still knock the vapor down.ill let you know in a week or so i'v got a batch going now to be stripped when its done i will post.
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New Pot Still

Postby Workerbee47 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:47 pm

Hi Copperhead, It has been a long time sense I have talked to you. Let's see a picture of your new still, would like to see it.
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Postby masonjar » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:09 pm

Hi Workerbee. It looks like we're neighbors. :-)
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Postby Workerbee47 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:17 pm

Hi, Could be!! What part of the state are you from?? I live near St. Cloud.
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Postby masonjar » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:24 pm

I'm near the twin cities. I've been up to Cloud a few times. Nice place.
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Postby possum » Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:23 am

Visited MN in the twin cities once...very friendly people.
Climate is colder than I prefer though.

Congratulations on your new rig copperhead.
Hey guys!!! Watch this.... OUCH!
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Postby copperhead » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:45 am

thanks guys ill have pics sometime this weekend nice to see you back workerbee was just thinking the other day that i had'nt seen you on in a while we built our reflux stills at about the same time i think.
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