Yet another Boka Question

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Yet another Boka Question

Postby lacedspirits » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:18 pm

What would the disadvantages/advantages to using a 3/8" take-off tube/needle valve instead of a 1/4" setup for a Boka slant plate be???
The only thing I can think of is that the distillate take-off would be a little bit faster for use in pot still mode. Maybe, maybe not... idk...
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Re: Yet another Boka Question

Postby Braz » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:03 am

It is overkill. You simply don't need it. Running in reflux mode you are only going to be taking off a few drops per second and 1/4" ID tube is plenty big enough. After a little while you will build a separate simple pot still head for your boiler anyway (we all do). It ends up being easier and better than constantly trying to detune your Bok into a pot still.
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Re: Yet another Boka Question

Postby LWTCS » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:45 am

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Lacedspirits,
U running that Bok at work? Or just for personal use?

Noticed in one of your passed comments that your work rig had some issues.
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Re: Yet another Boka Question

Postby lacedspirits » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:01 am

LWTCS wrote:OFFTOPIC

Lacedspirits,
U running that Bok at work? Or just for personal use?

Noticed in one of your passed comments that your work rig had some issues.


The Bok is my personal still. At the distillery we have a PDA-1 and a larger 4" CM still from Mile HI with the crossed cooling lines running through the top of the column. The PDA-1 is nice but I'm not impressed with the Mile Hi still at all.
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Re: Yet another Boka Question

Postby LWTCS » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:40 pm

U keep a smaller rig around for infusions and such?
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Re: Yet another Boka Question

Postby lacedspirits » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:04 pm

Yeah, Larry. I use the PDA-1 for our gins and vapor infusions.
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