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by lucaman
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

We've made a start, and everything is turning out nicely. 1.JPG The shotgun condensers look HUGE, at 1.2m long, and would knock the heat out of anything. 4.JPG 3.JPG The TIG work is turrning out well. The pipe is blocked up and fully purged with argon gas during welding, to reduce oxidation reaction...
by lucaman
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

Hey all, i dissapeared for a while but I'm back on track and have most of my stuff and will start to knock it all up tomorrow. The plan is as follows: still design 4.jpg I liked the shotgun condenser idea so I will do 5 or 6 10mm lines inside 2 inch, all stainless, 1200mm long. I was going to put th...
by lucaman
Fri May 20, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

Re: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

Hey guys thanks for all the advice. :D My reasoning for the 309 grade threaded fittings and tube is that the price is right. I can get them for free. The threaded adapters were to be turned down from heavier pipe, say 3 or 4mm so wall thickness was not such an issue. And I was under the impression f...
by lucaman
Thu May 19, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1423

help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

I want to start building my first still, and would love any advice, suggestions, concerns etc. This might look a little extreme for a first build but I figure it might as well also be my last. My logic is there’s no point fucking around. I want to make a 3 inch vm/lm combo. The build will be all sta...
by lucaman
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: more new Ausies
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: more new Ausies

5 days seems like a fast fermentation for the birdwatchers recipe :?: Did you take an SG reading?

I put it from the big plastic tub into the round plastic airlocked fermenter things, but no it is not ready to distill yet.
by lucaman
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: more new Ausies
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: more new Ausies

Thanks Ill definately look into the VM/Boka combo. it sounds like this isn't your first "rodeo" That made me laugh. This is hopefully a bull that won't buck me off too soon. I found a metre of 1.5 inch stainless pipe so if I can find some coppers scrubbers before the next wash is ready Ill add a col...
by lucaman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: more new Ausies
Replies: 4
Views: 214

more new Ausies

Hi all. I was wanting to get into distilling and stumbled upon this site and its wealth of information. I am interested to begin with in making neutral spirit to flavour or just use as vodka. I have a "super reflus still" that I got off a mate, but after looking around this site I think I will soon ...