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by manu de hanoi
Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Don't use CuSO4 to treat Sulfur Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1801

Re: Don't use CuSO4 to treat Sulfur Issues

Because a bunch of crap is needed when your still is made from Stainless steel??? It's also worth mentioning you will still have sulfur in distillate regardless, copper provides immediate removal of it so you can work with distillate more quickly and judge your cuts without waiting for two days. ju...
by manu de hanoi
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: the problem with the CC still
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

Re: the problem with the CC still

kaziel wrote:Do you have some photos of your still? Reminds me design called aabratek.
please check the video link on this thread http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16053
by manu de hanoi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: the problem with the CC still
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

Re: the problem with the CC still

the small coils dont have to be far apart (except for fabrication convenience) on the LM
by manu de hanoi
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: the problem with the CC still
Replies: 13
Views: 2808

the problem with the CC still

Hi guys, it's flattering to see the CC still is still getting some attention. There is an issue with the still that prevents me from advocating it's use. Control is poor. I think it has to be "linearized" a little bit. Meaning most condensation occurs on the firsts few loops of the condenser. One so...
by manu de hanoi
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vapour Management Thought
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Vapour Management Thought

I do sell VMs http://stainlessstuff.net/stills.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
by manu de hanoi
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Threaded Copper Adaptors / Angry Kiwi Rant!
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Threaded Copper Adaptors / Angry Kiwi Rant!

I dont think people thread copper, if that's you're looking for. probably because it's too soft. I'd look for something made of brass instead
by manu de hanoi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Batch Modified Barbet Still
Replies: 50
Views: 3411

Re: Batch Modified Barbet Still

- Even if you had a huge siphon (about the same height than the distill column) you'd still be wasting energy by returning that reflux from the rectif column to the 1st plate of the distill column. Reflux of the rectif must be returned to the TOP of the distill column. I'm well aware that it would ...
by manu de hanoi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Batch Modified Barbet Still
Replies: 50
Views: 3411

Re: Batch Modified Barbet Still

Sorry for going off topic here a bit blondie :oops: No i don't think so Manu, I think the still was made if not by him then under his instruction. built for him by Savalle I meant The same government owned company also ran a ten fold savalle still and a guillaume rectifer along with some spice stil...
by manu de hanoi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Batch Modified Barbet Still
Replies: 50
Views: 3411

Re: Batch Modified Barbet Still

@ Manu not sure where you get the idea that a barbet still can only be ran as a continuous still. its my understanding that the Finnish whiskey distillery "Rajamaki (among others) ran this still as a batch still from around 1919 or at least by 1923 till about 1994 :? you may or may not have noticed...
by manu de hanoi
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Batch Modified Barbet Still
Replies: 50
Views: 3411

Re: Batch Modified Barbet Still

please dont put Barbet's name on that still. If just because it's not continuous and that's what Barbet was about. But it's also different on many other points. - Vapor will blow the small syphon on the 1st plate and enter the rectif because the path is much less resistant than going through the n p...
by manu de hanoi
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: SPP style etching of condensor coil
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: SPP style etching of condensor coil

etching has the opposite effect, it helps wetting the SPP. You dont want that on your condenser .
by manu de hanoi
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Lets Talk Column Packing
Replies: 557
Views: 61826

Re: Lets Talk Column Packing

OOOooohhhh...I didn't say it was easy or I'd be selling it to you guys! I said it was a once in a life time job to get enough for a large column. lol, it took me days of work to get the first rig going. How much time did you spent making you rig, running it and then cutting the strands into small p...
by manu de hanoi
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: ABV from a Boka
Replies: 19
Views: 1495

Re: ABV from a Boka

1 meter of SPP will take you to azeotrope in a single run on a 2" column.
by manu de hanoi
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Redesign help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Redesign help needed

A few questions, My temp probe is like 6" long, not sure how well it will work with only 1" inserted into the pipe, so maybe an insultated 1/4" pipe coming off to hold it? I've read and reread the coil making PDF on here, but have a few questions, what are the diameters of the mandrels used to wind...
by manu de hanoi
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: The Cooling Tower Project.....
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: The Cooling Tower Project.....

could you measure the chilling effect by running the cooling tower with the still turned off and measuring the temperature at the dropplet collection point vs the temp of the water input ? For ex : dropplet water input : barrel at room temp air : room temp dropplet collector: ?? Just for that measur...
by manu de hanoi
Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: The Cooling Tower Project.....
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: The Cooling Tower Project.....

The tower works on the concept of evaporation. Think about taking a shower. Your in there nice and warm ..then shut off the water and step out....presto ...your skin becomes cold....and why is that you say....evaporation. As the water evaporates it cools your skin. I use the same in the tower. The ...
by manu de hanoi
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: The Cooling Tower Project.....
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: The Cooling Tower Project.....

I dont get it, on your prev setup you were blowing air on the copper cooling pipe, now you are blowing air in water in contact with the cooling pipes is that correct ? Why is that better ? a very simple sketch would help.
by manu de hanoi
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

Hi Manu! You wrote - "the energy savings are quite small". I think you are missing the point of vacuum distilling. The question is not about energy input itself but more about cost of input energy. For small scale hobby distilling it is not important because your home made booze will be magnitude c...
by manu de hanoi
Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: New guy, with questions
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: New guy, with questions

look at the bokakob in the stickies
by manu de hanoi
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

- a condenser doesnt reduce the pressure by a fixed amount, a condenser reduces the pressure until there is a balance between temp , power input and surface area. - the volume of the still is considered negligible, because the volume of vapor is 1000 time the volume of liquid and because there is en...
by manu de hanoi
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

That's an interesting idea, Manu. I suspect you would get whatever vapor is available when you slam the condenser on, but not much more. It will quickly stablize at a pressure/temp below boiling. it can not because the still is still being heated, so it will keep on boiling And you've benn letting ...
by manu de hanoi
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Geometry/ math oddity
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Geometry/ math oddity

between all shapes at equal perimeter, the circle is the shape with the most area.
by manu de hanoi
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Adding a coil to the bottem of a reflux rig
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Adding a coil to the bottem of a reflux rig

So I was running my LM/VM this weekend and I got to thinking. All the alcohol that's being refluxed is just being returned right back to the boiler, or in LWTCS's case back to a doubler. What if a coil was installed at the bottom of the column to flash off the alcohol before it gets back to the boi...
by manu de hanoi
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Easy guide to make a coil condenser
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Easy guide to make a coil condenser

so the idea is to use compressed water right ?
by manu de hanoi
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

the energy savings are quite small
by manu de hanoi
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

Video? I am sorry, I missed a video link. Please send that to me and I will watch it before comenting further. Vapor speed can be calculated from watts and collumn size so I guess watts and surface area is the information necessary. Have you done a test using this theory? Closing valves, cooling a ...
by manu de hanoi
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

no, it's annoying people have such a hard time understanding that when the still is pressurised the valve opens just like any safety valve. Don’t get your nickers in a wad. I wasn’t trying to pick a fight there. I think its annoying when people wont think outside their own little world. I like the ...
by manu de hanoi
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

Ok, the step that isn't clear, is; Whats the benifit of doing it that way, when your initial boiling point is the normal temp? I understand you are creating a vacuum by vapor colapse in a closed system, but the economic benifits are mute if you have to heat the wash up to nomal atmospheric boiling ...
by manu de hanoi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

Manu, Creating a shock vacuum in a closed system before continuing with distillation is an interesting idea. The problem I see with your idea is that you would have to have a perfect sealed system yes or assume that a greater contraction than expansion can be created and maintained you need this an...
by manu de hanoi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?
Replies: 95
Views: 8204

Re: Vacuum Still, Batch reflux design- A starting point?

it would take too many pics. Step 1 you boil water/wash in the still under normal pressure step 2 because the steam builds up in the still , the still becomes pressurized step 3 because the still is pressurized, the one way valve (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_valve" onclick="window.open(this.h...