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by rezaxis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Three Word Story
Replies: 6105
Views: 196591

Re: Three Word Story

No. Have you?
by rezaxis
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Acid Blend and Gypsum???
Replies: 17
Views: 5347

Re: Acid Blend and Gypsum???

Gypsum is Plaster of Paris. Get it any craft or artist supply. Lifetime supply for $5.
by rezaxis
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Hi tech cooling - saving water during a drought?
Replies: 66
Views: 7208

Re: Hi tech cooling - saving water during a drought?

You can make a chiller from a small window AC unit.
by rezaxis
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Double Walled Gooseneck Potstill
Replies: 19
Views: 2773

Re: Double Walled Gooseneck Potstill

Can I ask how you are going to make (or buy?) the elbows?
by rezaxis
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: The Whiskey Critic Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 17906

Re: The Whiskey Critic Thread

I think many column stills get operated incorrectly. That said I made a list of things to buy at the likker store based on the recomendations found in this thread. The list: Tito's handmade vodka Bernheims original Kentucky straight wheat whiskey Del Barrelitos 3 star rum Four Roses Yellow Lable I g...
by rezaxis
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Glass reflux still
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Glass reflux still

That would be a lot of fun to watch. How much will it hold?
by rezaxis
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Glass reflux still
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Glass reflux still

jeez....
by rezaxis
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: vapor flow restrictions
Replies: 20
Views: 1370

Re: vapor flow restrictions

Looks to me that you might have been able to anneal the 45 and the reducer and pound the 45 in and the reducer out till they matched one another.
by rezaxis
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Glenora WON!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Glenora WON!!

How much does it cost?
by rezaxis
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Onion size and profile?
Replies: 30
Views: 3986

Re: Onion size and profile?

I am envious. I would guess you could make it in one piece. Pics!
by rezaxis
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: ponu still?
Replies: 39
Views: 22170

Re: ponu still?

Hey if its working, it's working. Good on ya. I only see one thing to worry about and that is if it pukes. It looks like something that could plug up and pressurize. I would put some kind of pressure relief on it.
by rezaxis
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: pot diameter
Replies: 44
Views: 5866

Re: pot diameter

Oh, and a lot of interesting chemistry happens within just a couple of molecules thickness of the surface of the liquid. Never are all the possible molecular sites possible at the surface of a liquid sites with enough energy to liberate that molecule. As these very energized but still unable to leav...
by rezaxis
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: pot diameter
Replies: 44
Views: 5866

Re: pot diameter

Evaporation and boiling are two different things. We can evaporate without boiling, and we can certainly evaporate while boiling. But we're only talking about evaporation. Evaporation is a surface effect. If enough energy is applied to the molecules at the surface of a liquid, molecules will begin t...
by rezaxis
Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Holding in the packing
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Holding in the packing

I used SS sink strainer baskets. Cheap and I just cut the ring off and pushed them in. They go in easy one way and are hard to remove the other. They might hold marbles in.
by rezaxis
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

That's impressive Dndrhead. That's a kind of work I know I could enjoy. Opportunities to get a paycheck doing that sort of thing seem kinda slim though.

I wonder if a guy could "unroll" pieces of hard copper pipe and put it back together into a column like one of those on that website.
by rezaxis
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: pot diameter
Replies: 44
Views: 5866

Re: pot diameter

AVAST!!!!! Physics Forums > Physics > General Physics Rez submits the following to the above forum: Two vessels of the same volume, in the same location and open to the atmosphere. One is tall and of a small diameter, the other is short and is of a larger diameter. Each vessel supplied with an ident...
by rezaxis
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

HAR!!! Great link dnderhead. I wish I could make up a column with an onion and a graceful lyne arm like whats seen on that site. I'm changing my thinking and am now agreeing that a larger column and lyne arm is not the same as a 1/2" id tube, no matter how far up it goes first. I can't explain why t...
by rezaxis
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

"Here's the important bit: IF 1/2" guy has the same amount of reflux before condensing as 3" guy" Let's call refluxing the vapor that returns to the boiler, and condensing the vapor that ends up in the jar. I don't know how much vertical distance 1/2" guy would have to have to equal the refluxing ac...
by rezaxis
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Getting her going
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: Getting her going

The guy that runs the scale at the scrap yard is yer next new friend. Bring some scrap in and ask to look around out back. If it's a good yard, everything you need will be there.
by rezaxis
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

A great discussion. Thanks to all who have contributed. I hope what follows makes sense and that some might agree. If they do then I am understanding things. Possibly better though, if some disagree, and then I might learn something if those same would choose to explain away my misunderstandings. It...
by rezaxis
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

You guys have verified what I've come to understand about the rig I'm using now. 2.5 inch column on a beer keg. Even though I can accept and knock down a lot of vapor, to make that volume of vapor using a 16 inch diameter keg requires me to boil it too hard and it's all a waste of time. I'm stuck ha...
by rezaxis
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Re: Collection rates during spirit runs

Thanks for all the replies. I'm not sure what to make of the results of this poll of sorts. There seems to be quite a difference in collection rates. I was predicting a little more consistency. I have to ask if everyone that responded is using a keg for a boiler. Swagging it I get and average of abo...
by rezaxis
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Collection rates during spirit runs
Replies: 71
Views: 8505

Collection rates during spirit runs

This question is just for folks doing pot still spirit runs using only a keg for a boiler. I'm just trying to find out how many mL per hour everyone is collecting at during their spirit runs.
by rezaxis
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?

Yeah, the sputtering, or having too much vapor speed at the top, is what worries me the most. It's not going to do me much good if I have to run it so slow that it's not worth it, and maybe create so much reflux at the same time that it's no longer a pot still.
by rezaxis
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?

Thanks for the replies. I am glad no one pointed me to the home site yet. :D I appears that I'm right that the reflux ratio of those types of stills isn't mentioned there. My intention is to spiral the tubing up. I know the vapor speed will likely be tremendous as it initially passes into the tubing...
by rezaxis
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

How much reflux is there in a gooseneck potstill?

I'll take my lumps if this info is on the parent site somewhere. I looked (honest!) but I can't find what I'm looking for. Picture one of those commercial pot stills that have one of those tall cone shaped parts rising from the top of the boiler and then curving over into the condenser section. I fi...
by rezaxis
Sat May 31, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Liquid feed molasses in Nevada, or Utah, or...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Liquid feed molasses in Nevada, or Utah, or...?

Thanks for the suggestions. Maybe I should have wrote that I went to 5 feed and ag stores, big and small, in between here and there and basically got a "We don't carry that anymore," or "I haven't heard of that being used, but check out these other products," or "This stuff has molasses in it. Is th...
by rezaxis
Fri May 30, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Liquid feed molasses in Nevada, or Utah, or...?
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Liquid feed molasses in Nevada, or Utah, or...?

Can't find it. From Las Vegas to central Utah. No one has it.

But, maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. Anyone have a source they wouldn't mind sharing that is somewhere in the above area?
by rezaxis
Fri May 16, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Movement to legalize in the USA
Replies: 61
Views: 4625

Re: Movement to legalize in the USA

they ALL say "that stuff will kill you/make you go blind/etc.
That's the way it is in my experience. Much ignorance and plenty of prejudice.
by rezaxis
Fri May 09, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Beer, and Wine
Topic: Old fashioned beer
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Re: Old fashioned beer

That old fashioned stuff would have me dancin' the quickstep in short order...