Copper Cap

Simple pot still distillation and construction with or without a thumper.

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Copper Cap

Post by scmoose » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:44 am

Does anyone make a copper cap and arm the will connect to a beer keg using a tri clamp? Looking for something that taper up from the where it would clamp to the keg up, then have an arm coming out of it. I am picturing this into a mason jar thumper / gin basket then into the worm. I built a slant plate column years ago that has since been passed on, now entertaining the idea of something else that doesn't take all day to run off up to a few quarts or a gallon.
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Re: Copper Cap

Post by pope » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am

If you're going to go to the trouble of making one of these, you might as well weld on a larger diameter triclamp ferrule to the keg, and ditch the 2" stem. Or flip the keg over and weld (or have welded) a fitting to the bottom and use the other side for a drain if you're running electric.
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Re: Copper Cap

Post by scmoose » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:25 am

I hadn’t planned on making the cap, I was hoping I could buy one that would clamp onto the keg?

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Re: Copper Cap

Post by The Baker » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:51 pm

I have a heavy copper fire extinguisher shell.
One day I will fit a four inch ferrule to the bottom and a two inch ferrule to the top; and clamp the bottom to my boiler.
I had hoped to have it done a while back but have been waiting for COPPER ferrules to become available...

And I have another that was damaged close to the top (I think they took a hatchet to it when it was decommissioned) so I cut off the damaged part and I would like to make a cap for it... Maybe..
(It cost me five dollars.)

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Re: Copper Cap

Post by Saltbush Bill » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:38 pm

What will the cap achieve on a hobby scale still that a normal 2 or 3 inch pot still wont do. Wouldn't it be easier to just build something yourself ?
Mason Jar / Glass thumpers will draw you plenty of flack around here.
The Baker wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:51 pm
but have been waiting for COPPER ferrules to become available...
Copper ferrules have been available for ages, Empty Glass has been manufacturing and selling them for yonks , why don't you just contact him.

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Re: Copper Cap

Post by The Baker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:07 am

Thanks, Saltbush,
I have been looking up emptyglass's website every day, as he advised, for months, but the copper ferrules have been always out of stock.
Still watching and waiting.

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Re: Copper Cap

Post by emptyglass » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:08 am

Its taken a while but they are back in stock.
You design it, I make it. Copper and Stainless. Down under. PM me.

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Re: Copper Cap

Post by cayars » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:12 am

Is there some reason you actually want this type of cap?
It's not an ideal design for spirits but for building from copper sheets.
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Re: Copper Cap

Post by scmoose » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:39 am

cayars wrote:Is there some reason you actually want this type of cap?
It's not an ideal design for spirits but for building from copper sheets.

I guess I just got used to seeing this type of head on older type stills and thought that was the way I wanted to go if I decided to build another one. I’ve since moved to a 2” pot still idea.
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Re: Copper Cap

Post by The Baker » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:54 am

emptyglass wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:08 am
Its taken a while but they are back in stock.
Hallelujah.
I'll be on the website tomorrow.
I've been away again for a few days so I hope they are still available!

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