Steam distillation

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Re: Steam distillation

Postby engunear » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:46 pm

Oh well you guys may figure it out eventually.
... er ... I only use steam distillation now, and have done so for about a year at least. And its close to that long since my rig had any metalwork, Well, excluding the condenser.

Some of these questions have been answered before, ...

When you turn a steam injector off, you can collapse your boiler. There is a pic here
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... &start=120

This page also has a solution to this, which works that avoids over pressure, protects the boiler from collapse, and if you put a thermal cutout on the end, it will switch off when things boil dry to protect your element (like an electric jug).

This page also has the cycle diagram for the hammer, and a picture of an injector that doesn't hammer.
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Re: Steam distillation

Postby engunear » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:47 pm

It would be good if we had a one-stop shop of info for steam newbies, and even old farts who forget things.

A draft is in the thread titled "Summary of Steam Injection".

Please let me know what is missing and I will endeavour to correct.
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Re: Steam distillation

Postby Brutal » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:33 pm

engunear wrote:It would be good if we had a one-stop shop of info for steam newbies, and even old farts who forget things.

A draft is here: http://ww.homedistiller.org/forum/viewt ... 92&t=61981

Please let me know what is missing and I will endeavour to correct.

The link you posted is to "ww.homedistiller---" and is one of the many mirrors of this site. It can contain things harmful to windows pc's. I strongly recommend to take that link down.

Steam is a very broad subject. I don't think everything steam can nor should be contained in a single thread. What I have been doing is sending a link to any steam related thread to Halfbaked, and asking him to move it to the Steam Mashing and Distilling subforum http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=92 . This has worked so far and kept the best threads (or at least the best ones we have found and PM'd about so far) together.
Steam injection rig http://tinyurl.com/kxmz8hy
All grain corn mash with steam injection and enzymes http://tinyurl.com/mp6zdt5
Inner tube condenser http://tinyurl.com/zkp3ps6
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Re: Steam distillation

Postby engunear » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:54 pm

OK, link down. Not quite sure how I picked up a mirror, but anyway.

Not sure what to think about having it organized just as threads. My concern is seeing things well answered come up again, and there is a lot of reading on this topic, organized as streams of conversation rather than chapter and paragraph, important to trivial. I'm not planning to get into all the fine detail but at least cover the bases. The Parent Site is published data re-organized, so its not like the proposal is without precedent.
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Re: Steam distillation

Postby engunear » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:22 pm

Have just been going back over this thread, two questions:

1. There is some concern about heating the mash evenly. One suggestion was to use a false bottom, but there were a few suggestions of rotors and the like, but the thread drifts off from that topic. Has anyone found a solution that is better than a false bottom?

2. Shadylane, you have both a manometer and a 15psi safety valve. If the system gets blocked, the liquid will blow out of the manometer, and the system will vent through there. 15psi is equivalent to 17 feet of water. So why the two mechanisms?
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Re: Steam distillation

Postby shadylane » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:39 pm

engunear wrote:1. There is some concern about heating the mash evenly. One suggestion was to use a false bottom, but there were a few suggestions of rotors and the like, but the thread drifts off from that topic. Has anyone found a solution that is better than a false bottom?

A baine marie with direct steam injection


engunear wrote:2. Shadylane, you have both a manometer and a 15psi safety valve. If the system gets blocked, the liquid will blow out of the manometer, and the system will vent through there. 15psi is equivalent to 17 feet of water. So why the two mechanisms?

The 15psi safety valve is the official over pressure protection
The manometer lets me know what the pressure is,

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