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by Adverse Effects
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Ponu still
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Ponu still

I am interested in building a ponu at some point its an interesting unit that is why as far as i know i was the first to build one off of a concept drawing i found on a site 7 or 8 years ago (was not English so all i had to go on was a small drawing with no real measurements) "Ponu 3" looks like a ...
by Adverse Effects
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: How Cheap???
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: How Cheap???

seems that it is a way to brake the azeotropic wall other than useing a vacume still Separating Ethanol From Water Via Differential Solubility or Miscibility Castor Oil (miscibility) The differential miscibility of castor oil in ethanol and water would be exploited to separate ethanol from water, ac...
by Adverse Effects
Mon May 25, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: parrots
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: parrots

nice and neet and tidy

well done
by Adverse Effects
Mon May 25, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails
Replies: 53
Views: 9631

Re: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails

FREAK! wrote:I did a spirit run on the weekend, it took me 15 hours to run 25lt of 40% through the column. Very very happy with the results. :wink: :mrgreen:
15 hours to run 25 Lt?????

do you mean 1.5 hours?
by Adverse Effects
Mon May 25, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: un usual question first timer
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: un usual question first timer

a babington style burner? i was toying with the idea of using a turk burner to directly heat the still (i can get about 25ltrs of waste veggie oil per week from work).. but i don't really see the point as natural gas is so cheap :P no my burner is a modified spray paint gun head and i run it on was...
by Adverse Effects
Mon May 25, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: un usual question first timer
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: un usual question first timer

my oil powered steam still is on hold for the moment as i have several more important jobs going at the moment (paying ones) but i will be makeing it but its going to take time i have a few medical problems like right ankle damage, both knees, and damage to my lower and middle back (years of being a...
by Adverse Effects
Fri May 22, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails
Replies: 53
Views: 9631

Re: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails

Most of you hope to get 95.6% someday. (If you're at sea level.) My vacuum stills can run 99.5% ethanol at 95 mm Hg. In my book that's about an order of magnitude improved seperation efficiency. Cool. Very cool. 33.4 degrees C to be exact. ok so now you have braged about your still and what it can ...
by Adverse Effects
Thu May 21, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Making A Still Out of a corny?
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Making A Still Out of a corny?

Whats the diameter and someone have a link to see what a tri clap looks like? Whats cleaning like? would it work with 19/32s of an inch with a condenser attached to that? I like the corney because they are super easy to clean... the search function is a wonderful thing http://homedistiller.org/foru...
by Adverse Effects
Sun May 17, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?
Replies: 7
Views: 3944

Re: Popcorn Sutton's Still for Sale?

i think this person is just ripping off the mans name

in that ad they say "only have 2"

now they have 4 more for sale
by Adverse Effects
Sun May 17, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Opinons on Extreme Column Length
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Opinons on Extreme Column Length

i carnt do it where i am renting now but if i ever manage to buy a plot of land it will be out in the sticks and i will be building a insanly long column(thinking about 25 feet or more) just for the reasons snuffy has thought about long enough to hold the heads up high and all air cooled (will have ...
by Adverse Effects
Sat May 09, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Need Needle Valve
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Need Needle Valve

try Gas Components Qld i got a nice one from them a few weeks back
Gas Components Qld

they do lots more then just gas gear

the one i got is a real needel valve needed it to controll a very fine flow of water for my Ponu still cooling
by Adverse Effects
Sat May 09, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Opinons on Extreme Column Length
Replies: 22
Views: 2511

Re: Opinons on Extreme Column Length

i have a 60mm diameter column and it is about 6 foot long and even with out packing i can pull out of it 88% not a problem so the longer it is the higher % you will get but as for packing i only run about 5 foot of it in the column the column is 6 foot then the T and the condenser all up my monster ...
by Adverse Effects
Sat May 09, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Worm condenser
Replies: 15
Views: 3788

Re: Worm condenser

dont know why you guys go so big

CLICK THE PIC
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see my worm condencer on the right

its 4Mt of 12.5mm coiled to fit in the 60mm tube and the water flow i need to keep it cool is less than the thickness of a match stick
by Adverse Effects
Mon May 04, 2009 5:00 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Whats your longest ferment?
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Re: Whats your longest ferment?

rice ferment took 11 weeks

it was the smoothest drink i have ever made but it also was the most work i have ever done on a singel ferment took over 12 hours to get all the rice cooked right to be fermented
by Adverse Effects
Sat May 02, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails
Replies: 53
Views: 9631

Re: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails

i have to say it

i love the idea of a sight glass and the idea of balancing the head by offsetting the condenser

well done mate
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails
Replies: 53
Views: 9631

Re: Newbee question Foreshot, Heads, Body or heart and tails

you could even try this so you in LM mode you can see your reflux rate V take off rate
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have the take off in the side of the viewing tube
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: un usual question first timer
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: un usual question first timer

Can I come round to your place Adverse Effects for a BBQ next time I visit Q.L.D nothi'n like that sweet crude flavor. P.s. what the hell do you need that heat for. (For those that are not aware you can use old sump oil to smelt cast iron in your own back yard yes it does get that hot with forced a...
by Adverse Effects
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: ponu still?
Replies: 39
Views: 22639

Re: ponu still?

if i made it again i would make the output and top condenser coil out of 6mm ID not 6mm OD like i have What are your thoughts on 3/8" US (10mm) instead of 1/4" US (6mm)...??? Would this help or hinder performance now that you've got some experience with your rig...??? i think if you make it to big ...
by Adverse Effects
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: ponu still?
Replies: 39
Views: 22639

Re: ponu still?

Kari- Many thanks for the translation! adverse effects- I've been eyeballing this design for a long time (at least 6 years) and thinking I should make a small one to play with. Now I'm convinced. girls may say "size dont matter" but it dose with this still you couldn't go smaller as it chokes if yo...
by Adverse Effects
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Old cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Old cars

I have a 72 HQ GTS Monaro coupe that I plan to do up in the next couple of years depending on $$$$$ :cry: :cry: 350 chev(will put a 427 in it)turbo 400 and nine inch diff. nice car i hope you do the old girl justis in how you restore her there are 3 cars i would do just about anything for Holden To...
by Adverse Effects
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Old cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2522

Re: Old cars

i have had to sell them but i had 23 minis years starting in 1964 through to 1973 (i was trying to get one model of every mini sold in OZ) i had about 12 to 15 ton of spare parts but when i lost the warehouse i had them stored in i had to sell the lot as fast as i could and only got about 1/10 of th...
by Adverse Effects
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Alcohol as Fuel
Topic: Ethanol In The Classroom
Replies: 12
Views: 3046

Re: Ethanol In The Classroom

Field2Fuel wrote:Just want to thank everyone who has contributed to this forum as it is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.
no thank you for showing us that there still are some teachers out there that are trying to make learning interesting and that they care
by Adverse Effects
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Coil winding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Coil winding Question

i just put the garden hose on it and walked away for an hour you dont need to turn the tap on very much ether as it will build up pressure anyway because the water carnt get out till the salt is gone
by Adverse Effects
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: un usual question first timer
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: un usual question first timer

Is that a burner or a flame thrower??? 6 foot long and 3/4 of a foot at the widest point and that is on about 75% it can make steel in to putty at that level i have been to scared to turn it all the way up untill i get my smelter up and running but the big problem i am having is i seem to melt the ...
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: un usual question first timer
Replies: 27
Views: 3292

Re: un usual question first timer

I have been looking up waste oil heaters the one I'm Looking at is on the journey to forever site it's Roger Sanders waste oil heater http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_motherearth/me11.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Apparently it has good heat c...
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: ponu still?
Replies: 39
Views: 22639

Re: ponu still?

Hi Kari i have built one of thes (with out much in the way of measurementsto work by) and it works very well i have pulled out up to 95% several times with it the statement about not needing to control the temp/heat input is not correct as if you put in to much heat the % drops off drastically and y...
by Adverse Effects
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: shotgun condenser plan.
Replies: 23
Views: 6190

Re: shotgun condenser plan.

My 3' liebig (with about 2 foot of actual cooling jacket length) and 1" internal diameter can knock down around 4 gallons an hour without breaking too much of a sweat. Its actually overkill for most applications on here. My advice: Save your time. Save your money. Invest your money in a spare keg. ...
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Who are the Aussies here?
Replies: 148
Views: 28530

Re: Who are the Aussies here?

Ok, this is half on topic, and half off. But who are the Aussies on here who have made their own voltage adjusters for controlling temperature on an electric boiler? I have some issues making one and wouldn't mind pm'ing some of you to see if you have some idea's or schematics or parts list and whe...
by Adverse Effects
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Prohibition era media again
Replies: 12
Views: 1986

Re: Prohibition era media again

I quit smoking quite a while ago. I noticed today a pack of Camel cigarettes was going for $6.05!!!! SIX OH FIVE A PACK?!?!?! If people can find cheaper illegal sources. Good on them! ummm hate to say it but here in OZ your looking at $17.00 to $19.00 a pack and every 6 months the tax% gos up 0.25%...
by Adverse Effects
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??
Replies: 64
Views: 5734

Re: Cellar,Sheds,Basements,Garage??

renting in suburbia with just to many gazing eyes in a 2 car garage that is in the back yard and its my workshop as well all i can say is thank god it has a 4Mt high roof in the middle as i need it to use my new creation my 3.2Mt tall VM with all my gear (lath , buffer , 2.1Mt band saw , and so on a...