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by BoomTown
Tue May 11, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Thumper?
Replies: 617
Views: 216678

Re: Thumper?

I run a 6 gallon boiler with 3 gallon thumper and a worm. Haven’t had a bad run yet and have been using only a small amount of mash to cover the bottom of the inlet vapor tube. I use the previous batch’s heads and tails as starter in my thumper, and always collect the first ½ pint as feints, which ...
by BoomTown
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thermometers?
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Re: Thermometers?

I’m seeing several recommended thermometers that have cables and probes. How does that work? How are the sensors installed?
by BoomTown
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1911

Re: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?

I fail to see how you can be locked out of seeing more than a year back......why do you want 3 plates.? Yeah, it troubles me too. I was gone for several years, and the problem manifested when my account was resurrected. Worked with Admin on it till I just gave up. As for the number of plates, I’m t...
by BoomTown
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1911

Re: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?

On to now building a Boka. Using 2” copper column, I plan to insert 3 plates. Years ago, there was a link to cutting patterns for making the plates, but I’m locked out of seeing anything over a year back. Can someone repost those patterns, please?
by BoomTown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 485
Views: 75666

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

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15th floor, 16l Ghost Still
by BoomTown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Just Post a Pick of your Rig
Replies: 485
Views: 75666

Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

My humble rig. Just need to buy and fit the quick release RC fittings and some hose then work out how to plumb this little puppy. I like to think 4X and buy and do once. Many thanks to all the forum members that contributed on my threads and posts, enabling to get to this point. I have a 50l keg th...
by BoomTown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Thermometers?
Replies: 17
Views: 824

Thermometers?

Building a Boka, and have to buy thermometers to monitor column, and output temperature. Anyone have a recommendation for what works best and whet I can get it?
by BoomTown
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: How to post pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: How to post pictures?

Pictures of my still
Still in a box
Still in a box
inside of box
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by BoomTown
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: How to post pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

How to post pictures?

Off and on for years, I’v tried to post pictures of my various rigs, with varying success. I keep getting messages about the files being too big. Is there a simple way to take a picture, then upload it using an iPhone or iPad?
by BoomTown
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

I use 1 1/4” copper on some of my equipment. I take a 1 1/2” stainless ferrule and machine out the id slightly to allow soldering 1 1/4” pipe inside. Before I found a great machinest that would do all my custom work I would just sand down the pipe and heavily sand the ferrule so that it would fit. ...
by BoomTown
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

Show your equipment I'd say solder it together then and use unions to make it a little modular I have used unions in past rigs, they worked fine, but this situation is space confined and the tri-clamps are a better fit. And then there is the difference in the costs. Unions are lots more expensive p...
by BoomTown
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

F5252F15-0B32-47AE-800F-AFAB80743C79.jpeg This is a glacier tanks 1.5” on a piece of 1.25” copper pipe. No machining required for mine. Slip fit is about perfect for a solder join. Wow! That’s exactamemtae what I need, and that works to a 1 ½” tri clamp? Glad I could help. Yes 1” and 1.5” ferrules ...
by BoomTown
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

30xs wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:32 pm
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This is a glacier tanks 1.5” on a piece of 1.25” copper pipe. No machining required for mine. Slip fit is about perfect for a solder join.
Wow! That’s exactamemtae what I need, and that works to a 1 ½” tri clamp?
by BoomTown
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

Not sure wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:04 pm
Damn try going to 2 inch then I know they have those
I’m locked in at 1.25” copper, and have limited space
by BoomTown
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Sourcing for TriClamps?

Not sure wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:28 am
+1 to glacier tanks
Just did a quick search at their website, zero items discovered...
by BoomTown
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1911

Re: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?

I think a 1.25” copper inside a 3” Shell is not going to be very effective . ... But to answer your topic question . With respect to a reflux still with a packed column , yes you can apply more power because the area is larger and this will scale up the takeoff rate . Just increasing diameter does ...
by BoomTown
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Sourcing for TriClamps?
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Sourcing for TriClamps?

I’ve upscaled my rig to using 1 ¼” copper tubing and want to use Tri-Clamps for the joins. Does anyone even make these? If so who, and how can I contact them?
by BoomTown
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Repurpose an electric water heater?
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Repurpose an electric water heater?

cIRCitmage wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:17 am
Given the creativity of the community, wondering is anyone has repurposed an electric water heater
I did this once, abandoned that project first time it came time to clean it.

Good luck.
by BoomTown
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Go big or go home- 42" Liebig
Replies: 59
Views: 2165

Re: Go big or go home- 42" Liebig

Hi folks, How big is “go big”? Are we talking surface area” Length? Pipe size? Is a 1 ¼” tube 24” long as big as a 42” x ½” tube? Will the bigger diameter vapor flow be slower, if slower will the heat transfer be more efficient? I could go to 1 ¼” to 3/4”and use a 1 ¼” water jacket, but space requir...
by BoomTown
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: How can I make a water tight seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: How can I make a water tight seal?

Ok, I give up...surely there are plumbers that know how to do this, but I’m falling back to copper in copper...
by BoomTown
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: How can I make a water tight seal?
Replies: 10
Views: 644

How can I make a water tight seal?

I want to use a 3” PVC wrapper around 1 ¼” Copper to creat a water jacket. How can I make it water tight where the copper goes in and comes out of the PVC?
by BoomTown
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1911

Re: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?

Is it really a “column”? Columns are used in reflux stills. Columns are packed. If you’ve got a potstill, the pipe off the top of the boiler is just a “riser”. It allows you to put the condenser where you need it to do its job. It does not induce reflux, so height doesn’t matter. Now, about the siz...
by BoomTown
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1911

Is it true: Wider column = faster run?

I saw a posting on a different forum, said that a wider column would run faster than a narrow range one. So I’m running 1 ¼” column choking down to a ½” chiller. Would my rig run faster if I used 1 ¼” chiller, possibly choking down at the fluid exit ? I know that as the vapor condenses back to fluid...
by BoomTown
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Your vegie garden
Replies: 136
Views: 13445

Re: Your vegie garden

What's the purpose of the PVC pipes down into the buckets?
by BoomTown
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe
Replies: 2158
Views: 570305

Re: Birdwatchers sugar wash recipe

Boy did I screw this cycle of BW up. Left 2 of my small (16 L) batches out on the balcony and went away for a week’s vacation. Temps here in DC Metro area jumped to above 95F all the week we were gone. Both washes stalled out. Re dosed them with Miricle grow and Epsom salts, added more yeast, and mo...
by BoomTown
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4104
Views: 485526

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Get the sweet COB in the yellow bag. Deplorable, I would love to get the COB but I can't find it where I'm at. I'll check on it if I travel out of state and get it then. Thanks for the recommendation. Deplorable, have you had any experience with the cracked corn at TS? Just curious... I have. Used ...
by BoomTown
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar

CO2 bubbles floating the hydrometer for a higher reading? I'm also guessing there's an error in the measurements. Having the SG increase after the yeast has started isn't normal. Every time I've seen that, it was due to something I unknowingly did wrong :lol: How would one error in the measurement?...
by BoomTown
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar

I have to wonder how you came up with 20% abv in the boiler. What was your measuring method? From your recipe I get about 1.75 Lbs/ Gal. Sucrose has 46 PPG from my reading. If pure sucrose, then the wash should be 1.080 with a potential abv of about 11%. You're not pure sucrose, I don't believe tha...
by BoomTown
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar

Hambone wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:32 am
Rumka? vodum? I dunno...what’s it taste like?
It’s sweet, mouth floods, and nearly no burn....
by BoomTown
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Enzymes used with Raw Sugar

Hambone wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 am
Magic? Yep....it was magic.

I’m surprised there would be that many unfermentables in raw sugar.
So, just finished spirit run from these beer runs, 10 L of 45% low wine. Used Brown (raw) Sugar most of washes, so now I’m wondering what it is? Rum? Vodka?