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by NineInchNails
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Modular CCVM build
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Modular CCVM build

I have a 3" VM with 5' to 5' 6" of copper mesh packed column packed relatively tight. I run my 5500W element at 60%-65% power on spirit runs and take off at an interrupted stream and get 95% and smooth as can be. I noticed if I open it up just a bit more, it comes off with some bite/burn. It's worth...
by kimbodious
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Modular CCVM build
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Modular CCVM build

Sounds like a solid plan. 40” x 3” column would be better being a bit longer but you should still get the purity you want maybe by involving greater reflux.
by Sk8brew
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Modular CCVM build
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Modular CCVM build

I am starting a CCVM build for neutrals, mainly to make gin, and am looking for some advise. I currently have the setup shown below with a 10gal boiler that runs 2800W max on 240V. It has double walls to provide some insulation. My ...
by Demy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Condenser Controlled Columns
Replies: 375
Views: 99700

Re: Condenser Controlled Columns

... configuration will fit with a little extra room, so twist around a stretched out copper scrubber. Kimbodius posted a photo of his in the "little ccvm" build thread started by longhairedcountryboy in 2019, but doesnt look like he completed the build. Finish yours and add to the knowledge base ...
by Demy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Column for small kettle
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Column for small kettle

... beginning I tried a 3 "column (stainless steel material but inexpensive) but I had some difficulties but I was inexperienced, now I have seen the ccvm design and I thought I would give it a try. P.S. even with my small column i reached 95% abv.
by Tummydoc
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Condenser Controlled Columns
Replies: 375
Views: 99700

Re: Condenser Controlled Columns

... configuration will fit with a little extra room, so twist around a stretched out copper scrubber. Kimbodius posted a photo of his in the "little ccvm" build thread started by longhairedcountryboy in 2019, but doesnt look like he completed the build. Finish yours and add to the knowledge base ...
by DAD300
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Condenser Controlled Columns
Replies: 375
Views: 99700

Re: Condenser Controlled Columns

... insulation. I am currently running a 2" pot still and can get 4-5 l/hr in stripping runs on 8% wash. Do you think this will work well with a 3" CCVM or do I need more power? 2800watts in 10 gallons is plenty.
by MidnightThunder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: A little re-torted
Replies: 58
Views: 1715

Re: A little re-torted

... many would have done a few things different though Im having a little scream on the inside with that 2" ss valve sitting next to what could be a ccvm head with little or no work But it is very sexy :) I've seen the CCVM and read about it shortly after my first VM build, but I can't say I personally ...
by RC Al
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: A little re-torted
Replies: 58
Views: 1715

Re: A little re-torted

It is very pretty and can be made to work, im sure many would have done a few things different though

Im having a little scream on the inside with that 2" ss valve sitting next to what could be a ccvm head with little or no work

But it is very sexy :)
by NZChris
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

I do have a fair bit of copper tubing left, must perhaps just knuckle down and build both stills? I made quite a lot of good quality gin using only a pot still to make the base spirit before another distiller got sick of telling me I needed a Bokakob, dragged me down to the scrappy to buy the coppe...
by Saltbush Bill
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

DianaGin wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 am
And I know that this forum will guide me correctly. (and not listen to the George's of the air 🤣😉🤣)
Got that right :thumbup:
by DianaGin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=48594 Feints from that run go through my Bokakob to use for blending gin concentrates and louches into submission, making essences, for Carter Head style gins, etc.. Thank you for the link. I do have a fair bit of copper tubing left, must perhaps...
by DianaGin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Thank you for all the input, really good. It is really difficult to sift through all the nonsense that is sold for good info. And I know that this forum will guide me correctly. (and not listen to the George's of the air 🤣😉🤣) Chris, I really want to make good Gin. So I am prepared to walk it to get ...
by NZChris
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

My needs is to do strip runs and then to be able to do runs with either a botanical basket or botanicals in the pot. You might have to compromise on quality if that's what you want to do. My gin runs are always at least the third pass through my stills: Multiple fast strips and a spirit run keeping...
by shadylane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

NineInchNails wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:32 am
As long as you keep the parts modular, by using Tri-Clamp connections for instance, you can easily modify the still to do anything you want in the future.
I'd bet everyone here will agree with this advice :wink:
by shadylane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Your right
On a CCVM.
Removing the reflux coil and putting a cap over the hole.
Would make a CCVM into a proper potstill :oops:
by Tummydoc
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

You don't have to remove the packing in a CCVM to run as a pot shady, you just pull the reflux coil and put a triclamp blank on the end. I can do that in a run to harvest tails for a later feints run. And in pot mode i can run 5500 watts. I have ...
by kimbodious
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Go with a modular design system and build what you need for the job. My pot still is a subset of my CCVM - see links to my still configuration in my .signature. The same tee elbow and product condenser are used in both configurations.

Boka is an LM, CCVM is a VM, it is tricky to make a comparison.
by shadylane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

... so far, I really like the bokakob and it looks easy enough to build myself. Just my drunken opinion :lol: A Bokakob would be much better than a CCVM for stripping runs. And redistilling botanicals in the pot. It can be adjusted to act like a potstill without removing the packing. All that's ...
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

. But the CCVM also looks like it could tick the boxes. To answer your question I think the CCVM is probably the better option. Packed and insulated it should make a good clean spirit base for gin.......detuned " remove the packing ...
by Chauncey
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Yea i was ubder the impression most people have a relatively small takeoff on their boks which makes them notoriously slow but i have little experience with them.
by Expat
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

... port. I suspect it's exactly this. A 1/4" takeoff valve on a 2 or 3" bok head can't do full take off; might be a fair comparison against a CCVM with a 3/4" ball valve port.
by NineInchNails
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Yeah I don't see how a CCMV could possibly be faster unless the Boka had a very small take-off port and/or a slanted plate that cannot direct enough the reflux to the take-off port.
by Saltbush Bill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

If someone wants to explain how one is faster than the other Im all ears too.
by Expat
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

... and assuming the boka head is modular and can be removed for stripping, how will the product quality and run speed differ? People have said that CCVM is faster but I've seen no evidence to actually support that. A properly spec'ed Boka will be as fast as a CCVM. As with all these types of columns ...
by seabass
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Ignoring the build complexity and assuming the boka head is modular and can be removed for stripping, how will the product quality and run speed differ?
by Setsumi
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

CCVM, easy to build and easy to run. and no valve to buy.
by Tummydoc
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

Turn a knob, or raise the coil an inch, really no extra effort.
by NineInchNails
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

If you just add a gate valve you can make a VM still. After equilibrium the darn thing would darn near run itself. Instead of fiddling with the condenser height, you just turn a knob on the valve. As long as you keep the parts modular, by using Tri-Clamp connections for instance, you can easily modi...
by DianaGin
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: CCVM vs bokakob still
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: CCVM vs bokakob still

That is what I also thought. Thank you Dr.