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by stoker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Hats Off To The Old Guard!
Replies: 65
Views: 5553

Re: Hats Off To The Old Guard!

I'm happy to see this platform is still alive and kicking!

This must be my first post in 15 years :D
by stoker
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Refrigerator condenser theory...
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Refrigerator condenser theory...

How about a worktop FREEZER only 600mm square with fast freeze function built in ? if your on a water meter it can get pricey same ideas as with the refigerator. It chills too slowly. The cooling speed is not higher for a freezer, only the temperature changes. And will the electricity cost be lower...
by stoker
Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Awesome "kontinuerlig stripper"
Replies: 28
Views: 2908

Re: Awesome "kontinuerlig stripper"

I suggest you insulate the warm parts of your heat exchanger, and the tubes between exchanger and column, this would save you quite a bit of energy.
by stoker
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Cathode Clearing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2159

Re: Cathode Clearing ?

is there a site about it?
you can't add negative particles without adding positive particles, those two together are a salt.
and yes, adding a salt can make parts (anions and cations combined ~ salt ) sink.
by stoker
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: need an upgrade in my condenser
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: need an upgrade in my condenser

my libieg gives me warm distillate too, but it's not a problem for me. just to be sure, you're running your condenser counterflow, right? a liebig condenser is one of the least effective condensers, with the same water flow (or even with less) and an other condenser, you could make your spirit much ...
by stoker
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Supermarket 96% Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 4275

Re: Supermarket 96% Alcohol

here we have it in supermarkets too, but it's quite expensive. (heavily taxed)
one of the things they use it for, is for making Advocaat.
by stoker
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Back to the forum
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Back to the forum

Hi, I think I'm back too.
I hope to distil this saturday.
by stoker
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Whats yalls take on this contraption?
Replies: 23
Views: 2691

a steam engine has been discovered a long time ago.
this is the same system, but parts move in an od way.

there are reasons (small)steam engines are not used anymore these days ...
by stoker
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: boiling oak chips
Replies: 13
Views: 2436

can it be the cloudiness is due to dilluting your spirit with water? instead of the oak?
by stoker
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: christals in destillate ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

copper oxide is pritty inert, it's more likely to be chlorides and such that were already inside your condenser and just dissolved in the spirit. (how) did you clean it recently? and was it stored dry?
by stoker
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Another Parrot beak
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

cool idea, but there are alcoholmeters with an internal thermometer ... ;)
by stoker
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Milwaukee's Micro-Distillery
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

It's Chopin Wodka, a Polish vodka, named after one of the most famous Polish men, Frédéric Chopin. It's assumed to be one of the best vodkas in the world, even being a patato vodka. It's not cheap, but not expensive being a first class beverage. if you look for it, you should find it not too far awa...
by stoker
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Head Cap Assembly: A Photographic Adventure
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

cool
I'll soon try it too, to make a nice lid for this little boiler.
pintoshine has shown a new side of distilling to a lot of us. I'm very thankfull for all the good information he has given here.
by stoker
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Help Legalize Distillation in America
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

shamanSTK wrote:of course not, who spells zak with a k ;)
someone who wants to say 'bag' in dutch.
by stoker
Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: 12 min. Old Scotch
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: 12 min. Old Scotch

Tideliner wrote:At first, the alcohol coming out smelled just like the chemicals I was using at work today to stain & varnish stair nosings. I assume that was methanol. I tossed that, plus a bit more just to be safe.
that was probably most ethyl acetate, with a solvent smell.
methanol hardly has a smell.
by stoker
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: the secret to a good neutral
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

cool, a 36h run :o
and do you stay around the still all the time, awake?
by stoker
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Appletons Rum
Replies: 23
Views: 8179

Amidst an unspoiled sugarcane plantation in Jamaica, the Appleton Estate has been producing some of the world’s finest rums since 1749. Synonymous with Jamaica, the Appleton Estate is resplendent with tradition, history and craftsmanship, and has perfected the process of rum making to an art. Disti...
by stoker
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Show Us Your Still
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

thats 90l = 90 liter ;)
by stoker
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Show Us Your Still
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

mine? why do you call it 901?
found it at a scrap yard, its an old water boiler I think. 90 liter, 14 kg of pure copper.
by stoker
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Show Us Your Still
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

the external coil is added before I had the libieg. now I don't use it anymore. the reflux condenser just has to condense the vapor, not cool it. the hotter the better for the equilibrium. the cooling of the liquid itself is only necessary for the % you take off and dont send back in your column. an...
by stoker
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Show Us Your Still
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

nice!
(I've almost the same design, but a much smaller liebig, and it's cool enough, no need for a large one)
Image
by stoker
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 5509
Views: 382230

did an apple run and a rum (from brown sugar) run today. both were very acetic. the amount of ethylacetate was huge. next time, I'll add NaHCO3 to one half of the batch, and nothing to the other half. and look for differences. I've made beer. prepared a whiskey style mash. half mashed, half sugar an...
by stoker
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: gas burner
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

it's done
it was a piece of spider rag.
thanks
by stoker
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: gas burner
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

found a picture: here
I'll take apart whats possible, blow out stuff with compressed air. and burn rust off. and thats better then using chemicals?
by stoker
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: gas burner
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

thank you.
I've used several regulaters, all with yellow flames, including one regulater that I'm certain of I've had a blue flame with.

I'll have a look at the burner tomorrow.
by stoker
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: gas burner
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

gas burner

I have an old rusty burner. It used to give a strong blue flame, but recently it's an ugly yellow flame with lots of soot, I get a layer carbon on my pot. Can that be due to difference between propane and butane? (I don't know what I used before and should check what I use now) Other possibilities w...
by stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Help Would Be Appreciated
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

why not an all glass still? readily available at your university.
what exactly do you have to do for that project?
what do you study?
by stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Another 'stillin' web page....pretty cool
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

the owner(s) (I think they were with 2) of that site are on this forum. that site has passed the revue before. I forgot their nickname though
by stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cleaning copper – Results and pictures are IN !!!
Replies: 34
Views: 15991

here you don't need a permit. it's not very easy to get it, but not that difficult eiter. It's not america here (though the US has some bad influence on our freedom too) and for most of the nitrations, it's a 99% concentration that is wanted, and that is VERY hard to find. I've heard of people on th...
by stoker
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cleaning copper – Results and pictures are IN !!!
Replies: 34
Views: 15991

I could have chosen my words better :D
I saw it more like this: test different concentrations, and see what reacts with copper, and what only with the salts. but stay below a few %