hi guys, i'm at it again (oh no, i hear
). this time i am considering making a new pot still to run my soon to be ready 75 litres of plum wash. i was looking around for ideas and was looking into thumpers. since i have a good amount of 2" and 3" stainless tubing lying around for making my vm still i thought i could come up with something a little different:-
what i came up with was this. a pot still with an internal thumper, a sort of "thumper column (don't ask
the idea is to use a short 12" -14" column made with 3"stainless tubing, and have a built in thumper made out of 2" stainless tubing, sitting inside the outer tube. the thumper will have an overflow tube fitted (to prevent liquid spouting out of the condenser, i was thinking straight back into the boiler below the liquid line to prevent vapour going the wrong way. it's really simple to construct and i allready have all the materials lying around. also, as my vm still's head can be removed, i could construct this as a separate head for my existing column.
one advantage i can see is the thumper will come up to temperature quicker than an external unit, also, you could construct it to run without liquid and botanicals could be placed inside (for the gin lovers out there).
what do you think?. maybe i'm sampling a little more product than i should be