200 gallon still

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Re: 200 gallon still

Postby Northgamtns » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:36 pm

jdonly1 wrote:
Godstilla wrote:
powdermillbill wrote:if I buy a 200 gallon still how much approxamately distillate will i get out ? if I can achieve 93proof...


93 PROOF? I'm having my rig overhauled because I couldn't blow past 180 proof. I wish I had your expectations.
180 proof,I carnt get past 193 proof :mrgreen:



Hell farrrrr!!!!!! 193 proof? Thats crazy... I am a beginner though so maybe thats a normal max
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Re: 200 gallon still

Postby Hawke » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:57 pm

193.4 (US) proof is the highest attainable through standard distillation. :wink:

If you assume a 150 gallon charge @ 10% ABV, there is 15 gallons of pure ethanol available.
For a potstill this size to be viable, I would think a collection rate of at least 5 gallon an hour would be required. (6 hours to collect 30 gallons of 50%)
I'm guessing you would need a column in the 6" range to keep a reflux run to under 24 hours.
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Re: 200 gallon still

Postby phenol 90 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:54 am

Man, that's a lot...

That's a lot of sugar!

Or will you be mashing? That's alot of mash and lauter tun and a heck of a lot of grain!

That's a lot of fermenter / wash-back too.

Seems like a lot of hobby, got a lot of time?

If you do and it is a lot of 'by-the-book' hobby, you may want to check in here as well:

http://adiforums.com/index.php?act=idx

A lot of 'by-the-book' commercial distilling enthusiasts seem to be doing a lot of posting here about similar quantities.

Maybe though, you just saw the Colonel's 220 Gallon Double Diamond Copper Still, heard the sound track and had tortured pipe dreams for a few days thereafter like I did: http://www.coppermoonshinestills.com/id51.html

Best of luck and stay clean......
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Re: 200 gallon still

Postby The Apprentice » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:16 pm

I have lusted after the Colonels stills from afar.Image Even if I won the lottery the 60 gallon would be as large as I would go. I love pot stills. Of course if I won the lottery, I could have a row of them.
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Re: 200 gallon still

Postby BigBlue » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:25 pm

The Apprentice wrote:I have lusted after the Colonels stills from afar.Image Even if I won the lottery the 60 gallon would be as large as I would go. I love pot stills. Of course if I won the lottery, I could have a row of them.


I have been doing alot of reading and looking and reading and came to the final thought I will stick to 5gal at a time .

Why not go all out for the low low low price of $10900 you can have this.

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