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by rednose
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Open Letter to All concerned
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Open Letter to All concerned

Maybe some folks are awaiting a posts of my side, here it is. I have learned my first steps of distilling in HD and developed on a certain percentage base a business which I’m running right now (I was reading and learning on several other sites and books as well); I’m thankfully for that to many fol...
by rednose
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lets blow the lid off this one
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Lets blow the lid off this one

thought he was against everythang this place stood for. he couldnt even be a member here for breakin most all the rules so im tole Yeah, right goose. Sometimes I just don’t get it, Father Williams posted about a 19 year old guy that got cought selling booze and many folks here called him stupid and...
by rednose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Your Dream Boiler
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Re: Your Dream Boiler

Under that conditions I would built something like I draw once for KS:

Has a huge surface for vaporation, propane powered and jacketed with glycol.

It's scaled down to what I'm building at this moment but in 1000Ltr and 500Ltr util.

All measures in cm !!!

Joe
by rednose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 102851

Re: FLUTE TALK

Got some questions for you flute guys as Im considering one myself(sort of)Is the deflag used just to compress heads? Do you turn them off or way down when you get into hearts? If you shut off the deplagmator after heads compression you will run in pot mode and will archive much less ABV but you mi...
by rednose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 102851

Re: FLUTE TALK

so tell me Joe how about this. I like that KS, with this hole size/quantity you might get around the first plate problem you experienced. Anyhow, I would not feel comfort to fire a still with small (but good) hole size without a pressure release before the first plate (in the column or boiler) as =...
by rednose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 102851

Re: FLUTE TALK

If you scale down this continious plate (which should be about 15 inch) to 4 inch and with that also the hole size you will know what I mean. I always said that the holes you are working with are to big and too few for the diameter you are building, that's why these stills don't work as they COULD d...
by rednose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTE TALK
Replies: 1819
Views: 102851

Re: FLUTE TALK

No need for pressure gauge when using the perforated plates which it what I have in mine. I would suggest however if you plates other than perforated to use a pressure relief. Why do you except perforated plates? They run risk be tapped the same as any other plates if you have the correct hole size.
by rednose
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Mashing, fermenting, flavoring and aging related hardware
Topic: The old Lady wont let me ferment in the house
Replies: 44
Views: 3532

Re: The old Lady wont let me ferment in the house

MuleKicker wrote: The old lady wont let me ferment in the house this winter.
Swop her for a younger one. :wink:
by rednose
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4" glass column "coil-less" ponu
Replies: 100
Views: 11859

Re: 4" glass column "coil-less" ponu

That's a real beauty, if you ever get visitors from the cops they will not detect it as a still, just put a lamp on top.
by rednose
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: Got me one of those ebay stills
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Got me one of those ebay stills

Please tell her that she can brake my parrot as well, if she wants she can break all of them, not a bad deal. :)
by rednose
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: RTD's and thermocouples
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: RTD's and thermocouples

If you want to control a switch or heat source you would need a thermocouple controller, if you only want to read the temp you can go for a K-type instrument. The shortes probe in K-type I have bought is this (2 cm): http://cgi.ebay.com/1-K-type-Thermocouple-Temperature-Sensor-Probe-2cm-5-/130379743...
by rednose
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Valve Plate design
Replies: 35
Views: 9841

Re: Valve Plate design

Yes, was me who suggested to try a valved plate. This plate looks pretty well done, it’s very unlikely the all valves get pushed up and close the holes with the washers, they are long enough. But… I would not miss to install an overpressure valve (15 PSI) in the lower column before the plates or in ...
by rednose
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Thumper vs Flute
Replies: 47
Views: 2321

Re: Thumper vs Flute

My opinion: Thumpers, or doublers give you a higher ABV in one single run and have the advantage that you can flavor them. One or two are common; a third won’t work in most cases as each doubler loses heat on it's way. Plated stills, well built, are working as thumpers in some way and you can have a...
by rednose
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 18571

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

You don’t need to “hang” your plate assemble, just let it sit on your lower reducer or fitting.

There is no need either to fix it in any way, the proper weight will do the job.
by rednose
Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 18571

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

Barney Fife wrote:For sure, don't screw around with yours since it's working just fine.
In the name of progress, don't say that,please, if everybody would follow that we would still sit behind a gooseneck potstill with a worm in barrel.

Joe
by rednose
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Nitrile/EPDM seals?
Replies: 43
Views: 4841

Re: Nitrile/EPDM seals?

Tater wrote:Next off topic post on this thread gets poster a 2 week vacation from this forum.
Dic-tater
:P :lol: :lol:
by rednose
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Chemical Resistance Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: Chemical Resistance Charts

Thanks for the chart Austin Not only useful for distilling, saved it for future projects :) In short words there are only 3 products that resist alcohol in temps around 100C. The most recommended in the PDF is PTFE at 200 C followed by FPM at 180 C and last not least EPDM at 120 C. Interesting info.
by rednose
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Rednose
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Happy Birthday Rednose

Thanks for the belated greating Werner.

Sure I recognize you, lol. :wink:

Maybe you want to pass by the welcome center to tell folks here who you are and whats your brewing experience.

Joe
by rednose
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Nitrile/EPDM seals?
Replies: 43
Views: 4841

Re: Nitrile/EPDM seals?

Both mentioned material are recommended for ethanol fuel, sealings for tanks, injection, carburators etc. Anyhow I wouldn't use it in my stills where I can work easily with the most recommended material => Teflon - PTFE , I want that my clients get the best. :wink: Joe So I'm tole (sorry goose :D )
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Safety and Related Issues
Topic: Plastic Bottls
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: Plastic Bottls

The way to go in home distilling is glass bottles but about a week ago I was reading a big article that a lot of likker is sold in England in PET bottles cause many folks love to use a bottle in the pubs as an arm. :twisted: Anyhow I'm sure that those bottles will have an expiration date unless the ...
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTES
Replies: 137
Views: 8585

Re: FLUTES

Did you have to re-tool to incorporate a wash out operation Joe? Or are you just tearing the thing down old school? Did you create a schedule for cleaning? Yes Larry, I do have a clean in system spray cap just above the last plate. I would love to have one on each plate but I would need to mod a lo...
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTES
Replies: 137
Views: 8585

Re: FLUTES

That would be ok for smaller builts which you disarm, clean and dry. In bigger ones you would need a cleaning system and even with that the stuck water can mold and stink after a while, don't ask me why I know. :wink: Great sucess today I worked all morning (regular job) then got home and started w...
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTES
Replies: 137
Views: 8585

Re: FLUTES

I see that the bottom tubes are a bit longer but the top of the dephlag the tubes should be flush in order for the vapor to liquids to fall back through, right? Correct, flat is ok for the top, a little concave on the top plate would be great to drain all liquid but not a must. I would think if the...
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Bubble caps/ sight glasses
Replies: 26
Views: 1803

Re: Bubble caps/ sight glasses

You have to have patience and good skills to built a bubble plate, of course some bucks as well but the reward is worth it. I started a thread "still with bubble plates" some month ago, you might search for it. There is almost no information on that theme as already mentioned, I had to jump in the c...
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Here is my reflux still
Replies: 16
Views: 3242

Don't work with aluminium

Aluminium is a NO-NO material for ethanol, not even in ethanol fuel they use it as it will be eaten in no time.

Joe
by rednose
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Rednose
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Thanks for the greatings

Thanks again folks, now it’s true, Joe got 52. 8) Was a real exiting year with many good points archived and hope that the next gets even better. When I was 40 I said - what you don’t make till 50 you will never make - I have to revise my opinion on that. Today I’m working, having two spirit whiskey...
by rednose
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket
Replies: 148
Views: 18571

Re: Building a 4" perforated plate Red(nose) Rocket

I'm going to add inner fins in a cross pattern or even split the vapor path into six chambers to increase efficiency. Wondering now if giving it a twist would help... Thanks for all the help and encouragement, Guys. It's sure that finning the tube helps a lot, if you could get them tight in just by...
by rednose
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: FLUTES
Replies: 137
Views: 8585

Re: FLUTES

rockchucker22 wrote:I see that the bottom tubes are a bit longer but the top of the dephlag the tubes should be flush in order for the vapor to liquids to fall back through, right?
Correct, flat is ok for the top, a little concave on the top plate would be great to drain all liquid but not a must.
by rednose
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: vacuum potstill
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: vacuum potstill

I really would love to learn from a vacuum still operator. A friend of mine is experimenting to extract natural color from a seed, he want to soke the seeds in high ABV and later get the alcohol out, he will have a color mud to process. The problem is that he can't go higher than 70 C without distro...
by rednose
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Ilhabela Brazil
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: Hello from Ilhabela Brazil

Another potential sugar cane distiller, great.

Welcome and saudade Marcello