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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby fizzix » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:35 pm

Gorgeous, scottford! Nice clear work area too. What you trying to do? Make enemies? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby jon1163 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:35 am

15 gallon keg converted into a boiler and an 8 gallon keg converted into a thumper.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby sltm1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:01 am

Some of these stills are just so fricken beautiful, I wish I'd had waited a few years to get into this hobby so I coulda plagiarized one or more of you !!!
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby DenisO » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:32 pm

Finally, I got my 2" rig

Column 500mm
Mini column 150mm

Deflegmator 150mm
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Deflegmator


Condenser 400mm
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Condenser


And one part to collect heads with mini condenser
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Heads collector


water chilling system with easy connectors
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Chilling system



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Rig test run
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby Oldbowler » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:11 am

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2" reflux & 2" pot
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby captainshooch » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:41 pm

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby CatCrap » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:25 am

Ok captain's hooch. You win. WOW!!
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby CatCrap » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:37 am

The photos are reversed. CM Reflux on the top, Pot mode on the bottom.
Pot- 8 G SS Boiler, 1500w Still Heater element on controller, 1650w Element, 2" X 20" with one Copper Plug, 45 degree w/ thermowell n dig therm, 2" 90, 24.5"X2" Shotgun Condenser w/ 7X3/8" vapor tubes, 2"X3/4" endcap reducer

Reflux- 36"X2" packed w/ copper mesh, Sight glass, 6"X2" Dephlegmator w/ 3X1/2" vapor tubes. Everything from the pot still mode, push connect fittings. 30g Trashcan Reservoir, with two seperate pumps, so cooling is run straight in and out on each condenser. Needle valve on outlet of the Dephlegmator.

nothing too fancy, but i'm happy with it. Handles the full 3125W for stripping, at pretty fast speed. Only done one reflux run, but pulled 90% so pretty happy. If i add the 20"X2" packed i think i could hit 95%. But doing that requires me to get on a ladder and to collect on a table on a countertop. And i can't see the sightglass from the ground.

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby Kareltje » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:28 pm

Nice still, CatCrap!
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby dieselduo » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:31 pm

I'd be happy with it too.Love the pot still
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby firewater69 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:59 pm

shadylane wrote:It ain't purdy :lol:

The hell it ain't! I don't know how I missed this.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby CatCrap » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Yeh that shotgun wasn t cheap, but well worth it. Nothing against liebigs.. but I am so glad I made that upgrade.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby VLAGAVULVIN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:06 am

:oops:
OK, my humble craft tools in a bit better light...

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something neckless

It has no vertical section and a steam pipe is very thin. So, it's useful for stripping runs only.
That small thumper-looking thing (between pot and chiller) is a bad "thumper" in fact. Some "samogon drunkoholic adepts" place their herbs or drop charcoal inside... but in my religion it's always empty. Its only sense is to prevent wort runaway into low wines on foaming.



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simple overflow vertical reflux still

Well, here we have sorta all-stainless LM boka. The scrubbles section (filled with copper or inox) is about 85cm and it's quite OK for fractioning of the vodka-like neutral alco. But at 350-400ml per hour at best, as its internal d is 22..23mm only. Dimrot coil is stainless, too. But its heat exchange is well coordinated with a max.possible heat. In theory I could get spirits as steam from the thermometer's hole but I never cared of it. What I do care about is a "dry pipe selection" of malty or fruity things when reflux is nil and heat is lower than average. Dry scrubbles do it not bad with the first half of the hearts.

P.S. Induction heating(almost stepless adjustment) / the heat it stable and nothing burns to the bottom...

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby pfshine » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:36 am

Here is a couple of the ones I have made.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby hpby98 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:41 am

DenisO wrote:Finally, I got my 2" rig


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Is that plastic tubing coming out of your parrot?
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby DenisO » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 am

hpby98 wrote:Is that plastic tubing coming out of your parrot?

Nope
Its a silicone tubing, to collect distillate. Plastic used for chilling water
on picture was a test run, with water only in boiler, so I just drop everything to waste, thats why parrot turned back
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby hpby98 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am

DenisO wrote:
hpby98 wrote:Is that plastic tubing coming out of your parrot?

Nope
Its a silicone tubing, to collect distillate. Plastic used for chilling water
on picture was a test run, with water only in boiler, so I just drop everything to waste, thats why parrot turned back


Any off tastes using the silicon tubing?
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby DenisO » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:24 am

hpby98 wrote:Any off tastes using the silicon tubing?

Not at all, using them all time
Btw, gaskets between column parts made of silicone as well
That tubes used in hospital, so no bad things should happen with distillate .Admin edit . This kind posting is why we have rule 8 .Gonna let poster prove his statement or catch a 2 week ban from site

Proof of usage silicone tubes in medicine
https://www.tss.trelleborg.com/global/e ... -hose.html
https://www.primasil.com/components/sil ... on/tubing/
http://www.newageindustries.com/silmed.asp not what you were refering to . show your proof in distilling as that is what ya claimed it was ok for.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby der wo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Silicone is PROVEN not resistant against hot high abv spirits. No matter if it is food grade or used in hospitals. AFAIK they don't use it to pump 78°C 95% ethanol in your venes there, right? If the silicone you are drinking is poisonous in those probably small amounts, is not proven. We don't now. So one of "The rules we live by" is not to use it. Or if you want to use it, at least don't recommend it here being safe as long you cannot prove it.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby Kareltje » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:47 pm

pfshine wrote:Here is a couple of the ones I have made.

Nice ones!! And flexible too, if I interpret the photos correctly.
In the first still: is that a separate cooling system for the gin box??
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby pfshine » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:05 pm

Thanks kareltje, in that first pic it's an inline thumper with external downcomer and plate drain. The inline Carter head/ ginbasket isn't in the pics.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby VLAGAVULVIN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:54 pm

der wo wrote:If the silicone you are drinking is poisonous in those probably small amounts, is not proven. We don't now. So one of "The rules we live by" is not to use it. Or if you want to use it, at least don't recommend it here being safe as long you cannot prove it.


First off, the ethanol is proven to be poisonous in any amount: how are you getting along with it in your beverages then?

On the other hand, what is your own advice for across the board: PTFE / Teflon by DuPont? Seriously?

The scientific criticism may allow us not confusing things like "we know" with the ones "we believe"...

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby hpby98 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm

der wo wrote:Silicone is PROVEN not resistant against hot high abv spirits. No matter if it is food grade or used in hospitals. AFAIK they don't use it to pump 78°C 95% ethanol in your venes there, right? If the silicone you are drinking is poisonous in those probably small amounts, is not proven. We don't now. So one of "The rules we live by" is not to use it. Or if you want to use it, at least don't recommend it here being safe as long you cannot prove it.



Thanks for chiming in der wo

I believe you make a valid point about both conditions. Hot and High proof...

I know all my gaskets are ptfe and I’ve got sheet ptfe for my mason jars too
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby shadylane » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:21 pm

Are we here to argue about plastics
Or look at distillation pornography :lol:
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby Phil71 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 am

New pot with thumper. Already did cleaning and sacrifice run
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby BlackStrap » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:03 am

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby MR_Bit » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:16 am

Just posting
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby Twisted Brick » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:18 am

WTF!!!
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby sltm1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:30 am

pfshine....damn you're a crafty SOB, nice stuff !!
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Postby pfshine » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:38 am

Thanks sltm1.
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