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by LWTCS
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: 42 Degree below vodka
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: 42 Degree below vodka

Probably an additive for mouth feel.
by LWTCS
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Is it true: Wider column = faster run?
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

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

closetdistiller wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:55 am

Running slow or running fast doesn't change the output proof. To change the output proof you need to add active reflux and plates or packing somewhere.
What?
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: I've learned a lot reading this site
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: I've learned a lot reading this site

Welcome.

Much different?
by LWTCS
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: I'm a new father!
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: I'm a new father!

It's only two years old or so.
All part of that revitalization/gentrification of Sistrunck Blvd.
by LWTCS
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Arduino Microcontrolled still
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Arduino Microcontrolled still

The caveat to all of the above discussion is that target temps are indeed very useful for continuous distillation. Target temps are fine for cooling media too. The challenge for hobbyists and boutique pros is being able to provide uniformly consistent cooling media temps for the duration of the run ...
by LWTCS
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: I'm a new father!
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: I'm a new father!

If you care for it well, it might grow up to be one of these Larry. http://www.rumgallery.com/travel--life/distillery-tours/hampden-estate---jamaica/the-wash-crusts-over-after.html#previous-photo I was drinking some SBB when I looked. Made me throw up in my mouth a little... Aw take it back,,,,lol....
by LWTCS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Florida member
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Florida member

Hi Mark,
Welcome.
Theys a couple few crackers here.
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.

Did you mean this one Larry? https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=55844&p=7343588#p7343588 Ozone sure had some good ideas - going to have to stalk some more of his posts No, not that one. He modified a keg by cutting out the bottom of the keg and installing an inverted cone. I tried...
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Creating whiskey from rectified spirit
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Creating whiskey from rectified spirit

Combining the words "nice whiskey" with "rectified neutral spirit" seems,,,,counter intuitive? Perhaps your potential market lacks some baseline understanding about whiskey? Or perhaps you do? What country are you in? I know of an operator that set up shop in Kentucky so that he could lay claim to h...
by LWTCS
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Slant Plate Bubblers
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: Slant Plate Bubblers

Seems like those doughnut plates (Getsmokin's build) get closer to the above concept with out all the fouling.
by LWTCS
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

Definitely is more efficient than not. Up to 45% savings on utility and about a 135% savings on man (or lady) hours if the system is designed accordingly. By that I mean a system that strips and does finished spirit. But the numbers are still very favorable for just stripping. .... I suppose it cou...
by LWTCS
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

With a LM styled take off port at one (or more) of the plates. You have to pull liquid off of the plate and send to the PC rather than send vapor to the PC. Doing so allows low boiling point constituents to remain (mostly) in suspension and vent off toward the top of the spirit column. Take off por...
by LWTCS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

...By that I mean a system that strips and does finished spirit. But the numbers are still very favorable for just stripping. ...... How would cuts be done when producing finished spirit? With a LM styled take off port at one (or more) of the plates. You have to pull liquid off of the plate and sen...
by LWTCS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

Definitely is more efficient than not. Up to 45% savings on utility and about a 135% savings on man (or lady) hours if the system is designed accordingly. By that I mean a system that strips and does finished spirit. But the numbers are still very favorable for just stripping. I'd post some comparis...
by LWTCS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.

Not everyone has the same heat loss either.
Mitigate heat loss and stretch your mileage.

Increase surface area on the heating surface and increase your mileage.

Search back and look for ozone39's keg build.
by LWTCS
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Easy valved plates for solids - untested
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Easy valved plates for solids - untested

So there are no wiers/downcomers then?
The valve does all the draining?

What ensures the float remains properly aligned?
If 3 floats per plate (for example) are they all connected? Is that what that drawing illustrates?
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.

You will learn pretty quick that regardless of your intentions, if they can pick it apart, they will pick it apart and you will rarely get a straight answer. Pretty hard to get a straight answer if you have not asked a straight question. Too many people starting out in this hobby are afraid to try ...
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Windy City reflux rig
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: Windy City reflux rig

Yeah divorced side columns end up sending some pretty high proof column bottoms back to the kettle. This promotes smearing and greatly reduces production speed. Yeah when I would run all three columns at once it was a bear to dial in. If I were to do it again I would use high proof pumps at the bot...
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: How long will a 20lb propane tank last.

You will learn pretty quick that regardless of your intentions, if they can pick it apart, they will pick it apart and you will rarely get a straight answer. Hang on. Let me pick that apart... It can often seem that way. But there are two dynamics in play. More perspective with which to find one's ...
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Windy City reflux rig
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: Windy City reflux rig

Yeah divorced side columns end up sending some pretty high proof column bottoms back to the kettle.
This promotes smearing and greatly reduces production speed.
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Recent Continuous Distillation Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Recent Continuous Distillation Example

Also, short beer columns that are not designed to maintain optimal liquid dwell time don't have the luxury of choosing beyond the bottoms waste temp. It's more of a churn and burn game plan because the operating range of these little things is usually pretty one dimensional.
by LWTCS
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Recent Continuous Distillation Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Recent Continuous Distillation Example

Larry, that's a nice shiny rig! So, that deflag thing over the boiler has to have the temp regulated? (To hold down tails, and keep the column temp down?). How is that done? Valves, and mixing different beer feeds together? Also, why track the temp at the stripper head instead of the bottom? I imag...
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: An observation
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: An observation

Sure. All the time.

You will now be able to evaluate from the inside out.
Rather than from outside in.

Congratulations on growing your point of view.
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler

And to be clear, the Silver Trail accident did not involve a steam fired (jacketed or coil) kettle. It was a single wall kettle. Very similar to what most everyone here runs. I do not mean to come over as dismissive of the danger of steam. However, there are certainly other elements of this hobby th...
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler

Butch,,, no need to include the rest of the moderators in your response. My response is my own. No doubt you are correct in your caution. As mentioned 3 psi can create a very bad burn. Never even mind 15 psi (low pressure) steam. Or your high pressure examples. However, dealing with low pressure ste...
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Using HERMS Coil to Heat Boiler

240 degrees would certainly work. Though not as optimally as steam at 1 bar (14.5038 psi or 249.7 degrees F). Most here are very cautious about the use of steam. As 3 psi will burn you but good. A really good burn mind you. But to keep things in some sort of context with respect to what is easily/ s...
by LWTCS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Windy City reflux rig
Replies: 37
Views: 1586

Re: Windy City reflux rig

Bushman wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:27 am
First time checking out this thread, impressed Windy nice work!

100%
Really a beautiful build.
Use it in good health.
by LWTCS
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Continuous Stripping stills
Topic: Recent Continuous Distillation Example
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Recent Continuous Distillation Example

That thing looks pretty cool.

Here is an overhead view of a rig head toward over yonder.

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by LWTCS
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon
Replies: 45
Views: 838

Re: Flute Operating Parameters for Bourbon

I know what you mean Bill. Though I don't think the OP was trying to push too hard. Only trying to find some direction. I know I'm personally guilty of pushing too hard and writing about it in the early days. So it doesn't suprise me if that is a technique used without regard for a legitimate point ...
by LWTCS
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Cloudy after Proofing Is there a fix?
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Cloudy after Proofing Is there a fix?

Prolly went a minute to deep.
Put it in a frosted bottle........