Dear any and all Mentors;
So we have the mile high reflux still, and will be using it for ~10 gallon runs tops. The current hot plate we have is being shitty...it is a Deni hot plate (Model: 16310, 120V, 60Hz, 1500W, From Keystone Mfg.Co.,Inc.) and it continues to turn off for safety right when it gets at the temp it needs to be at. Unfortunately, this means that distilling takes WAY longer than it should as it is slowly brought to a boil, then cooled down again, then brought to a boil again, etc.
1. Is there some way to fix this within the hot plate itself? I am NOT savvy with electricity though, so a nice step-by-step process on how to do any modding would be incredibly benficial.
2. Or, should I just get a different hot plate?
3. Could an induction hot plate work?
I'd like to thank in advance any answers I get from this, this issue has obviously been a little frustrating for me. With the current location, no other options are viable (stove tops, open flame, etc) I just need some sort of hot plate or mod to work with here.