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electric jar swapper

Postby shadylane » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:14 pm

Some body needs to experiment with building an "electric jar swapper"
Here's the timer I've ordered
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0184CG9K0/re ... B01F60UKLW
And I'm thinking about ordering this for the jar rotator
https://www.amazon.com/Fotoconic-Electr ... dpSrc=srch
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby seamusm53 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:54 pm

Does this mean you intend to walk away from the still for more than just a minute? (which I hesitate to admit to having done....)
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby shadylane » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:13 am

I'm too dammed lazy to walk away from or to the still.
I'm going to sit in my chair with a drink in my hand and watch.
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby Yummyrum » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:43 am

Ha shady . I get were you are coming from . :thumbup:
I've spend hours watching and changing those jars ......its good thinking time .

Have to admit to dreaming about this too . My dream was not to rotate the jars but to rotate the spout from jar to jar with a servo motor run off a Picaxe , LOL , guess Audrinos are more popular these days . anyways , I imagined a device to measure collection rate that filled a container with about 50mls then switched over to another , then back again .

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Knowing how much was being collected , I'd direct the spout to say put 100mls in the fores jar then start filling the heads jars with say 300 mls each then once in guaranteed hearts , fill a larger jar for a while before switching back to smaller jars towards tails . Thought the servo / controller could log the position of each jar and turn the spout accordingly . :eugeek:

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Do I endorse automated collection ? ....No Bloody way in hell ....there is way to many layers of shit to go wrong . :thumbdown:

Do I endorse creativity and sitting watching your machine do its thing while standing by to sort out the inevitable F@#@Kup ....Hell Yeah :thumbup:

Go for it shady
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby goose eye » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:58 am

Superman got palace of solitude
Ole boys got a likker still

Ole boys talked bout that once on a long long night after a long long day but with pulleys an ropes but none of em was smart enough to make it simple enough.

So I'm tole
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:05 am

Instead of a timed controller you need a remote control like on your TV set!
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby HDNB » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:01 am

bigger batches, bigger collection vessels. if you do the same recipe and a good mash... cuts on the fly are easier. thqt way you only got to make two jar swaps. (and a wee fores cut)
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now i drink for evil.
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby zapata » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:42 am

These things exist on the laboratory scale, often for chromatography as much as distillation, and having miniscule collection sizes. I've looked at them several times and thought about a larger version, can't be too hard.

I'd consider it more of a safety than a dependable feature, I'd still keep an eye on the still, but even doing that sometimes you just get hypnotized and are a little late on the swap. :(
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby fizzix » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:26 pm

I had to check to see if it was April 1st.
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby shadylane » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:59 pm

fizzix wrote:I had to check to see if it was April 1st.

:lol: I'm serious, just waiting on the delivery truck.
On a side note, I live so far out in the sticks.
I have to order something, just so the old dog gets to bark at the fedex truck
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby Tomb » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:25 pm

This courtesy Riku’s book....

(Build this into a mason jar cap)
Make one to overflow into second jar, or make a bunch to fill a bunch of jars automatically.

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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby shadylane » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks for the info :thumbup:
I should have thought of that before spending money :lol:
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Re: electric jar swapper

Postby shadylane » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 pm

Obviously, large mouth jars will be needed and a cake pan to contain spillage :lol:
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