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by Moon Masterson
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)
Replies: 321
Views: 251079

Re: Novice Guide for Cuts (pot still)

Kiwi, Thanks for taking the time to explain it in detail. I copied it into my "study guide"!
by Moon Masterson
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

Hawke and xx7777xx, I am not overly concerned with the initial cost difference, as much as I am with ease of operation. Is it not going to be harder to learn how to use the valved model, than the non valved? I'm not being lazy, just trying to keep it as simple as reasonably possible. My two smokers ...
by Moon Masterson
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

Hack, thanks for your comments and opinions. Some of the reading I did on here, got me leaning towards the reflux design. I got a better understanding of the primary product I was looking for, and with that, a better understanding of a design that would likely better serve me. I also understand that...
by Moon Masterson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

My attitude? Perhaps you should take some of your own advice.
by Moon Masterson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

tracker0945, thanks for your concise explanation. I had come up with close to the same thing, but my notes took up the front and back of a piece of notebook paper. I think I'll chuck them, and use yours! The 95% abv product is more in line with my current interests. In my initial post I mentioned sh...
by Moon Masterson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

minime, thanks for your opinion. I'll look into both. rad14701, perhaps it is you, who should read. In my initial post. I did make it quite clear, I was considering a NON VALVED reflux still. I also stated I was interested in producing something with LESS odor. Furthermore, I did read the Parent Sit...
by Moon Masterson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

Thanks to Dnderhead and smokey for your comments. I think I have narrowed things down a bit, but the list of questions has only increased! For what I am trying to achieve, a reflux still seems to be my best choice. ( Higher % with fewer runs, and less odor.) I am interested in flavored spirits mostl...
by Moon Masterson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

dawg and tater, I appreciate your comments as well. A lot of my initial research has been about the fermentation process,to include the devices to test with. I have some questions to ask in those respective forums, as well as some regarding filtering the output, but I'm not sure where to post it. I ...
by Moon Masterson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Re: Still design opinions

Thanks Freedave. My "uneducated" guess would be a pot still. At the current time, my primary interest is just ordinary, and I use the term ordinary loosely, corn liquor. Again, from my limited knowledge on the subject, the reflux still offers some opportunities for brewing other things, should my in...
by Moon Masterson
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Still design opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 30926

Still design opinions

First post, and I hope I put it in the right place! For my first still, I have been considering a reflux design (Non valved). From my research, and VERY limited knowledge, this is one I feel I can build by myself. The basic design is a 10 gallon Stainless Steel milk can, with a 2" column. For a novi...