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by charcoal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

The other term for this football is an ONION. I have bought two of these stills.
by charcoal
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New BokaKob Advice
Replies: 66
Views: 1884

Re: New BokaKob Advice

A solar still like they use to distill sea water might work but it seems difficult to make one big enough for enough wash to feed a boka. Depending how far north you are, some people are having success by leaving their wash outside and freezing it. But your intro states you already have a pot still...
by charcoal
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Good off the shelf power controller
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Good off the shelf power controller

Buy a controller and an on/off switch.

One element goes on switch for course control. For fine control, use any controller for your wattage from Aliexpress.
by charcoal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Polish Buffer/Stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Polish Buffer/Stabilizer

There are few sites that will sell this in a 2" connection.
by charcoal
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What kind of distill is this, and how does it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: What kind of distill is this, and how does it work?

It is not that old. They are still being made and sold. It makes no difference that its not that old and is still being sold...its an out dated and ancient design. Its marketed and sold by people who prey on those who know no better than to buy one. I was commenting on the age as the OP thought it ...
by charcoal
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reflux And Tails
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Reflux And Tails

Pot still, VM still, CCVM, LM, LMVM combo, you already have a CM anyway. You can buy heads for that on ebay/amazon/aliexpress etc.

You can add Gin baskets, Sight glasses, Parrots, Bubble plates etc as well.
by charcoal
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reflux And Tails
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Reflux And Tails

Yours is not a hybrid still. Yours is a modular still. It can be changed to a huge number of configurations.
by charcoal
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: What kind of distill is this, and how does it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: What kind of distill is this, and how does it work?

It is not that old. They are still being made and sold.
The manual is here.
http://spiritsunlimited.co.nz/upload/eu ... ctions.pdf
by charcoal
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Packing Material Help
Replies: 24
Views: 877

Re: Packing Material Help

Buy pot scrubbers. Either pure stainless steel or pure copper
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by charcoal
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese column/pot still: which is the better design?
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Chinese column/pot still: which is the better design?

The real still looks slightly different from the photo on website . Here are the photos from my still.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=76373
by charcoal
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Chinese column/pot still: which is the better design?
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Chinese column/pot still: which is the better design?

I buy everything from aliexpress and have been quite happy. I have bought few parts from Australian shops but now everything is out of stock. The first still is from Dibosh and will supply 2" pipe end if you ask them. They indicate that in the diagram as well. They are the cheapest for that set. I b...
by charcoal
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: How to make a high ABV turbo yeast sugar wash neutral/useable
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: How to make a high ABV turbo yeast sugar wash neutral/useable

>>Two reflux distillations, two carbon filterings or more? I would assume that something can be done. Two reflux distillations take a long time. Good carbon filtering has to be done very slow as well. You can maybe get a larger fermenter. In my parts they are like 10 USD for a 80 litre one. 220 Litr...
by charcoal
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

Well at least the temperature was stable. The suitability is up for debate.
by charcoal
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

I got very good results. You can keep your proofs to yourself.

His PID fluctated. Mine did not and it was all on video.

Thanks!
by charcoal
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

I ran it by using a PID. I did create two videos on it but was hounded by people here so removed both videos. Now I use my still in a VM configuration so I stopped it as a CM.

If you see PID related videos on youtube then there is one where George runs his still using a PID.
by charcoal
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: LM head
Replies: 21
Views: 1688

Re: LM head

Did your part where thermometer goes in leak? Mine did on a different module but also from Distillex
by charcoal
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: China made still - thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 2619

Re: China made still - thoughts

I have a very similar still.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=76373

Works well.

I have changed the configuration to a VM still now. And yes, all the Australian sellers source from China and charge a huge markup. Most of them are out of stock now.
by charcoal
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Bootlegging in Tribal Pakistan
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Bootlegging in Tribal Pakistan

If anyone from Pakistan wants some easy to use recipes in Urdu then I can try. I do know that thread is more than 10 years old.
by charcoal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: SPP Packing
Replies: 294
Views: 44137

Re: SPP Packing

SELIVANENKO redirects to https://store10648178.ecwid.com . They support paypal so you may not need to provide your credit card.

HTH
by charcoal
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: PID temperature wire problem
Replies: 25
Views: 1631

Re: PID temperature wire problem

If it is a MYPIN model or similar then this should be the reason ‘UUUU’ Shown in Process Value Display This signifies an Input error - The possible causes are: 1. Sensor unplugged 2. Sensor wire(s) broken. 3. Temperature is out of range. 4. Incorrect Sensor Type setting. 5. Incorrect Input Offset Va...
by charcoal
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Reasons for VM/LM/CM still differences?
Replies: 17
Views: 1224

Re: Reasons for VM/LM/CM still differences?

Interesting!
by charcoal
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

Anyway read this one

by charcoal
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

I feel your pain. I have ordered certain parts to upgrade my still but they are still in transit.

I ordered 4 things from a seller and he is sending it in 3 different parcels!
by charcoal
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

The link you have given does not have an electric boiler. Anyway you can probably escalate this to Aliexpress. Aliexpress is an escrow service too.
by charcoal
Thu May 28, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

hello Guys, Just sharing my recent experience buying my first still from china from distillex vendor. Man! I would like to say this was my worst worst experience I ever had buying any thing online!!!!!! I ordered 25 liter electricboiler reflex still with 2" column with water cooling set, heater etc...
by charcoal
Sun May 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Air Cooled Still using AC condenser
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Air Cooled Still using AC condenser

Hi Neel,

Are you from India? Fresh copper tubes are available in India in multiple sizes.

Check this one. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7910
by charcoal
Wed May 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Advise on ordering parts from China
Replies: 18
Views: 1708

Re: Advise on ordering parts from China

Distillex is a very reputed store. I have purchased a lot from them over few months. Also, they will combine shipping so you will save some money when ordering multiple items. Is your still wrapped with a towel? Distillex also sell neoprene insulator sleeves for the pipes. If it is your first time o...
by charcoal
Sat May 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China
Replies: 66
Views: 10263

Re: Dibosh CM Reflux still from China

People who have bought these. I’m trying to fine tune my cooling since the valves that came with mine don’t work, what thread is the female ports on the product condenser and dephlag ? I thought it was 1/8 npt but no dice, I’m assuming 1/8 BSPT Who was your seller? Ask them for advice. https://www....
by charcoal
Wed May 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Running reflux column power question
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Running reflux column power question

I have the same still but I made some modifications to it. If it is from Dibosh then you can move swap the top 2 elbows so that the thermometer goes to the Product Condenser size. The thermometer is fitted using a sticky tape so it will come off in few hours. I fixed it to the condenser where it is ...
by charcoal
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: My Second run on PID ABV 88% 1 L in 33 min
Replies: 126
Views: 9510

Re: My Second run on PID ABV 88% 1 L in 33 min

The way I see it the reason these columns "shut down" is not a mystery. If you run consistent heat as the boiling temperature of the liquid in the boiler rises it reaches a point where the heat input is no longer sufficient to maintain a boil, At that point you are relying on evaporation and not pu...