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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by jedneck » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:08 am

Lm/vm head on top of 3 plates
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Post by jedneck » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by shadylane » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:24 am

Modular stills are He-Man tinker toys :thumbup:

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Post by jedneck » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 am

:thumbup: big boy legos. Can run pot, 1-5 plates, 32” packed. And lm, vm and or cm. All on a 6, q5 or 30 gallon boiler
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Post by Twisted Brick » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:55 am

shadylane wrote:
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Modular stills are He-Man tinker toys :thumbup:
I think of mine as a tubular erector set.
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True Dat ya'll.
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Post by CirBeer » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:00 am

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I finished my thumper attachment, looking forward to giving it a run it next weekend.
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Post by Lamannamal » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:34 pm

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Claw hammer 5 gallon with improved 36” Liebig

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by JacobH » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:16 am

My little pot still. I made this a couple of years ago after a tour of a distillery.
I will be building a column still soon, just waiting for all the parts to arrive :)
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:12 am

A beermaker, originally? :roll:

Be safe with the installations like that. Good luck / have fun! :)

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by zed255 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:47 am

Decided I needed a smaller still for small batch things like gin or any other experiment that would not be suited to my main keg boiler still. Yes, this has had the requisite cleaning runs performed already...

This is a simple pot still built on, well, a pot. It is composed of a 12qt stainless heavy bottom stock pot and matching lid. I attached a 3" ferrule to the lid simply because it was what I had on hand. A bell reducer a friend made attaches the 2" riser and other parts pictured. The liebig condenser is 36" long and made of 3/4" over 1/2" with a 12ga wire spiral between the pipes. Surprisingly efficient condenser.

I think I will keep my eye out for a suitable SS mixing bowl and go with a domed top, but there seems to be no real issue with the flat lid, it is just more for aesthetics. I have not decided whether to install an internal element or just stay with the induction cook top; I see advantages and disadvantages each way. Yes, my support for the spout end if the condenser is a rifle bipod I wasn't using...
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Mmm, Odin's Easy Gin coming off the spout...
Mmm, Odin's Easy Gin coming off the spout...
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Expat » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:21 am

I really like the bipod. Clean looking setup.

Is the acrylic 2 pipe clamp custom? Assuming yes.

Also, could you post a close up of your thermal probe setup?
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by zed255 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:36 am

Expat wrote:
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I really like the bipod. Clean looking setup.

Is the acrylic 2 pipe clamp custom? Assuming yes.

Also, could you post a close up of your thermal probe setup?
Yes, the bipod will stay. I will make a better mount for it rather than go with zip ties and also drill it internally to make a 45°, stop just because I can.

The acrylic clamp it a quick one I did just to stabilize the supply pipe against the outer shell of the condenser. I will clean it up to make it prettier.

Some added pics. The thermal probe is a DIY one made of an LM35 (degrees centigrade) temperature sensor pressed down into a closed ended 1/4" copper tube with reducer and cap to complete it. The first pic it was not finished and was basically just a copper thermowell. The LM35 outputs 10mV DC for every ℃ change in temperature, so full scale for our purposes 1V DC out at 100℃. I use a simple panel voltmeter with the decimal point set to read out in ℃.

The pressure reducing regulator really improves the usable range of a cheap needle valve, CM guys take note!

Over view. Got a suitable bowl and will be installing a ferrule to switch to a domed top.
Over view. Got a suitable bowl and will be installing a ferrule to switch to a domed top.
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Cap with DIY thermal probe.
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Inside cap.
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Water flow control. Pressure reducing regulator and needle valve.
Water flow control. Pressure reducing regulator and needle valve.
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Hope this shows, I just bought this...anyone ever seen one like it?
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Post by BoomTown » Thu May 07, 2020 8:52 am

jedneck wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am
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Well looks there, Ol’ Jed’s all growed up! Gone an built hisself a fancy rig!

Good on you buddy!

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Post by Dewstiller » Fri May 08, 2020 3:58 pm

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Not Pictures of my Rigs , Sorry.

Wanted to share though, from 2019. Visited Majorca/Mallorca Spain. Spanish island a little south of the mainland and found this antique, sewing, knitting factory. They had many older "all copper" stills laying around from back in the day. Interesting place.

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Stillin-Hearts » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:30 am

New setup with an old beer keg. Distilled some water in this pic. Seems to work - for water anyway. Lol.
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Post by Royco » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:31 am

Just finished my first electric rig today. Tea urn with a 1200mm Liebig; ss outer with copper 1/2" vapour tube, spiral wound on water side.Testing with vinegar right now. Excited!
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No cooling as my wife does not like hosepipes running through the house :roll:
Proper test tomorrow.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Royco » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:34 am

Site mod, I took all the pics with the same orientation. Some are rotated 90deg?

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Post by ShineonCrazyDiamond » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:09 am

Happens.
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Post by whiskymonster » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:12 pm

I don't think I ever showed you all the big girl.

2" copper Nixon stone.
Rubberised Bud barrel boiler.

She fills that 4.5l demijohn with 90% in about an hour and a half.
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Kegster » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:44 am

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She's not pretty & I don't really know what I'm doing. But all my friends say I'm making the best damn whiskey / corn liquor / Apple brandy they ever had?
Reckon even a blind hog finds a nut ever now and then 👍
Cheers 🍸
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Post by still_stirrin » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:50 am

Royco wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:34 am
Site mod, I took all the pics with the same orientation. Some are rotated 90deg?
Rotate it in an app and resave. It likely is the result of the device’s orientation sensor and how you hold the camera, landscape or portrait...horizontal or vertical, respectively.

Here, I did it for you (this time).
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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Kareltje » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:26 pm

Kegster wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:44 am
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She's not pretty & I don't really know what I'm doing. But all my friends say I'm making the best damn whiskey / corn liquor / Apple brandy they ever had?
Reckon even a blind hog finds a nut ever now and then 👍
Cheers 🍸
I like her!

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Re: Just Post a Pick of your Rig

Post by Kegster » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:38 am

Thanks, we really like her too!

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