Running a column still

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Saltbush Bill » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:38 pm

frunobulax wrote:I think I do it out of habit from running my Boka.
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Re: Running a column still

Post by Rain Distillate » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:06 pm

TedL wrote:
frunobulax wrote:I wait 15-20 mins then pull the Fore's and heads off slow, then slowly increase the take off rate when I feel the heads are almost gone. It's hard to say how long
it takes, every run is different. 30-45 minutes I'd guess
OK cool, as you probably read in my earlier post I was refluxing for 30-45 minutes and taking fores and heads off after that. But I'll try and reflux for 20 minutes or so, that'll save me a lot of propane.
I always pull the fores then put it into reflux.

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Rain Distillate » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:07 pm

TedL wrote:What size columns are you guys running on?
2-3"

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Re: Running a column still

Post by bentstick » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 pm

4" 4-5 Perf plates and have a 24" packed section for vodkas/neutrals
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Re: Running a column still

Post by Saltbush Bill » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:14 pm

4 plates in 4 inch column

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Re: Running a column still

Post by TedL » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:33 am

This thread has been helpful. It's nice getting feedback from other column/flute users. I've been on the still dragon forum and I think they just like running their still just for something to look at, not to make anything that's good to drink.
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Re: Running a column still

Post by TedL » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:38 am

frunobulax wrote:I have a 4" column. The sections look just like Tedl's but the entire still is copper.
Frunobulax, your entire still is copper? Even your boiler? I would love to see some pictures of your rig.
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Re: Running a column still

Post by frunobulax » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:58 am

No, Not the boiler. Just plate sections, Deflag. Crossover, shotgun and parrot. I do have the same 3" Stainless windows though.

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:00 am

Mine Is all copper I built myself. [img]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201702 ... 71f244.jpg[/img]


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Re: Running a column still

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Re: Running a column still

Post by der wo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 am

Wow. Looks like this?
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Re: Running a column still

Post by frunobulax » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:09 am

You should post the picture here. Anyway, I went to your link. Awesome job on that boiler.
Is there a deflag on there?

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:17 am

frunobulax wrote:You should post the picture here. Anyway, I went to your link. Awesome job on that boiler.
Is there a deflag on there?
not on that run but do have one that u use for straight neutrals


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Re: Running a column still

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Tinner22 wrote:
rad14701 wrote:Tinner22, please read and heed the two links posted below... These forums are getting trashed by Tapatalk and externally linked images... You can, and should, do better...

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:33 pm

Yep, just can't find the setting.


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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:34 pm

Can't find the dash board. Spent an hour looking at every function


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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:35 pm

It's real easy to say go here and it's all there and it's not soooo


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Re: Running a column still

Post by rad14701 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:26 am

Tinner22 wrote:It's real easy to say go here and it's all there and it's not soooo


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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:30 am

I found the signature fine it's the ads I can't find to stop
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Tinner22 wrote:I found the signature fine it's the ads I can't find to stop
The Ads that you see are a bit trickier from what I've read... Might be easier with the Pro (purchased) version if you don't have that... Can't say for sure... Perhaps the existing Tapatalk topic or another (more likely) would be a better place to continue such discussion...

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Re: Running a column still

Post by still_stirrin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:01 am

Tinner22 wrote:I found the signature fine it's the ads I can't find to stop
If you follow the link in Tater's thread, you'll be taken to a tapatalk blog. In it, it says to go to the tapatalk dashboard, "monitization" page and click, "disable". Then close tapatalk and restart. The ads should be off.

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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:11 am

lol you're funny....
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Re: Running a column still

Post by bentstick » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:49 pm

How about letting loose on The OCD issues of the need to pick and chastise on words,and lets get back on topic!
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Re: Running a column still

Post by Tinner22 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:55 pm

Going to build a dephlag this weekend for my 4" column using 3" copper cut and flattened. Then cut two 3.875 circles and 7 1.875 holes for 1" copper it'll finish 6" then I'm going to make a 4" piece for marbles 7" long. Then I'll run my gum head Sunday for some good ol gin
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