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by Lubavitcher
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: citrus fruit wash??
Replies: 16
Views: 2327

Re: citrus fruit wash??

the orange juice stoped at 11% and the grape at 10%..... i just did another grape with apple concentrate and sugar 1 gal and it came out to 10.5%... even thou its not 13% like i hoped. it still hits you much harder than 10% stuff.
by Lubavitcher
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: citrus fruit wash??
Replies: 16
Views: 2327

Re: citrus fruit wash??

i have some orange juice going right now i brought the sg up to 1.12 and left the ph at 4.4 i started it last night and she going well. ill post to keep updated
i also have some grape juice shes at about 7% now after 2 days shes down to 1.045 all i did was add sugar
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 31, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Continuous stripper power calculations
Replies: 14
Views: 2491

Re: Continuous stripper power calculations

did you use any electronic controllers or pumps to force the wash in
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 31, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Continuous stripper power calculations
Replies: 14
Views: 2491

Re: Continuous stripper power calculations

jdpete please put up pictures and diagrams!
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 31, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

Ambitious build. yeah i know its ambitious thats why after the summer when i have money and time i will start the build by buying the pot ($187) http://www.thecarycompany.com/containers/drums/stainlesssteel.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow and making the LM head an...
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 31, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

mule kicker yur funny i love the part about the banjos!
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 31, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

if you take a 20 gallon pot and use the upper 10 gallons for the channels then then the "column" is 2310 square inches if the vapor path is around 60 inches (thats if the diameter of the barrel is 16 inch) so the cross section area is 38.5 inches which is equivalent to the cross section area of a se...
by Lubavitcher
Sun May 30, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

a little bit more on topic here is a design for a compact reflux still. the vapor path would be about 70 inches and it would have a very large cross section so the vapor rate would be real slow
comact distiller.png
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by Lubavitcher
Sun May 30, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

if it was run in pure reflux mode it would be only a pot still.... but if you draw off some product it gives a some vodka and some pot still.... hence a hybrid. post stills dont have very much reflux they just collect every thing the flavor and the alcohol mixed this would still collect some mixed f...
by Lubavitcher
Sun May 30, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

ummm... there are coolant tubes at the top to make reflux
by Lubavitcher
Sun May 30, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

is this a hybrid still? i figure that all the flavor that boils off the keg would end up in the carboy and all the alcohol would end up out the reflux column and then later you could blend them to your own tastes
hybred.png
by Lubavitcher
Sat May 29, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

LWTCS wrote: Your comment about Oldog's Evil twins was off the mark as ABV is an academic by-product.
please explain this phrase "ABV is an academic by-product"
by Lubavitcher
Fri May 28, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

i did start my post with IDK aka I Dont Know. but i guess you guys didnt see that.... i really dont know why some drinks a have body and others dont. whiskeys always have more body and according to HD the body comes from the wood sugars... so i ask why does some vodka have more body? maybe there is ...
by Lubavitcher
Fri May 28, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

idk maybe try a small run vodka + sugar = mash and see if it carries into the distillate (try not to burn the sugar) or ferment your mash until its dryer than normal...i figure that the flavor the aromatics the nutrients and the alcohol all carry over so why not some sugar too. i havent read anythin...
by Lubavitcher
Fri May 28, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

@LWTCS i was thinking in class what you mean by crisp flavors....if you mean crisp vs body(creamy) then maybe you should sill out your product to a higher abv to leave behind more of the sugars and thick starchy compounds. also it matters what wood you use to age i like my drinks creamy the exact op...
by Lubavitcher
Fri May 28, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

http://www.cannoninstrument.com/ProPak.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow the packing remains effective under low liquid loadings, high column efficiency is maintained at vapor velocities very much lower than the flooding velocity. its implied above that the packing gi...
by Lubavitcher
Thu May 27, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio

yeah a 4 icher shouldnt be a problem with mesh... i posted data up from a site i got that showed a 12 incher :shock: still had normal HETP values and yess the site said that any section of column that big can not go 3 feet with out proper reflux distributors but a three foot section of twelve inch p...
by Lubavitcher
Thu May 27, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio

kiwistiller wrote:I've been talking with Riku and the Mike's from amphora, they say the 4" works fine with mesh. I'll be able to verify myself soon I guess :D
Mazel Tov! on the new still! you should use it in good health always.
by Lubavitcher
Thu May 27, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio

Ayay wrote: A column height between 20-30 diameters for 2" -3" columns is best
diameter has nothing to do with column height. what you meant to say is a 3 foot to 5 foot column will work just fine
by Lubavitcher
Wed May 26, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio

im posting a graph i made of the data of the the hetp off of the pro pack pdf.... dont get fooled and think that this is data for alcohol. but all i want to show is how distillation data from a lab proves that HETP in not related to diameter
HETP.png
by Lubavitcher
Wed May 26, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

the tray above will be soaked with cold liquid that will cause condensate to form on the bottom of the tray which will drip on to the mesh below... besides the mesh is only a place for the vapor to condense on so when this happens the vapor will travel horizontal and hit it. and if your worried abo...
by Lubavitcher
Wed May 26, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

I believe Lub is referring to a heat sink made for computers by Xigmatek nice joke... but no liquid will run along the flat trays instead of dropping through the mesh ( and forming little drops on the mesh which should be carried up again with the rising vapour which is condensed and falls down and...
by Lubavitcher
Wed May 26, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

Thor's hammer?
by Lubavitcher
Wed May 26, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: compact column design
Replies: 55
Views: 7795

Re: compact column design

how about this one. the red is vapors the blue is cooling the half circle on the right is a plate i figure they way you put this together is to use a a barrel fill the bottom with packing and drop in a disk then repeat this is a packed column design with a tray element to it. please dont take it the...
by Lubavitcher
Tue May 25, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio

HETP (Height Equivalent to a Theoretical Plate) eg how much height of packing is needed to get the same performance as a theoretically perfect (equilibrium) plate. I've done the estimate using Onda's method (from Coulson, Richardson & Sinnott "Chemical Engineering"). Calculate the effective area (a...
by Lubavitcher
Tue May 25, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: compact column design

listen im sory for saying that you were trolling. but thats just how i felt. rad made some statements. kiwi asked him some questions about some contradictions. rad didnt give a answer. i re-asked the questions he didnt give an answer he just spoke about grammar. i felt offended that i would ask a qu...
by Lubavitcher
Tue May 25, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: compact column design

i just edited my post (the part i added is underlined) so you can no longer, dodge the question and troll this topic. and about my grammar are you REAALLY sugesting that my question should read "if you have a 2 incher that is 60 inches high that is a 1:30 ratio and i want to build a 6 incher with th...
by Lubavitcher
Tue May 25, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: compact column design

Hey rednose thanks for the pdf... its a beautiful find! from the way i read it, leaving out all the math i see that it mesh is the fool proof way to build a still and that to design a plate still you really need a lot of math. and dont fall into the pit of thinking that perforated plates are easier ...
by Lubavitcher
Tue May 25, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: compact column design

There is no direct correlation between column diameterand HETP plate height ok... ... Why? If the diameter isn't related to purity, why does a wider still require a taller column? Because that's what expressing it in a ratio implies. answer kiwi. if you don't understand his question i will rephrase...
by Lubavitcher
Mon May 24, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column Height Vs Diameter ratio
Replies: 90
Views: 25289

Re: compact column design

ummm im not sure if my proficiency issues forth form any specific background, i was always good at science, my mother was a research librarian and my father is a is a big researcher hes in istanbul atm and later this week he will be in shanghai he gives a lot of graduate seminars in managerial scien...