Hi BW.birdwatcher wrote:Buy this book, it explains all. http://www.gin-vodka.com/making-gin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
Build or have someone that you can trust build your stills. You're missing out on the one of the pleasures of this wonderful hobby.
I have no idea of the workings of your still, but I presume it is a reflux still. I presume you have to convert it to a pot still by removing the copper/stainless steel scrubbers from the column. Run your wash through, then replace scrubbers and follow the instructions that came with the still.
Someone on this site that owns a Turbo500 will assist you with this.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Thanks so much for the prompt reply. Regarding the books, I ordered them this morning, went for the bargain pack and bought all three. I am so keen to do all I can to produce a top quality Vodka, but am limited by what I can obtain over here in the UK and the lack of being able to build my own still. However, once I have recieved the book I may feel that I can give it a go. I am determined to get there eventually.
Yes, the Turbo 500 is a reflux still. If all that is needed is to remove the copper/ceramic saddles to carry out a stripping run then that would be the best news I have had all weekend:-) Can anyone confirm this please?
Assuming this to be correct, do I run it without using the cooling water or do I still use the cooling system and if so, what input and output temperatures should I strive to achieve?
Again, sorry for all the dumb questions, all I can do is promise that I will return the favour in the future once I have been there and done it
Just wish I had found this place before I purchased my Turbo 500
Going off at a complete tangent, I currently have 2 Still Spirit brews going, 1xClassic and 1xTripple Distilled, would there be any benefit in doing a stripping runwith these washes?