Replacing a 5 litre boiler with a 10 litre boiler

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Replacing a 5 litre boiler with a 10 litre boiler

Postby Rod » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:23 pm

I have an old 5 litre STILL SPIRITS reflux still which has served me well over the 10 years

I have only a small place to run my still and would like to replace the 5 litre boiler with a 10 litre boiler

my still spirits boiler works well , but I only make about 22 litres at a time , tossing about 2 litres of trub

the still bit runs well with marbles , a recent change

the current boiler is meant to run with an internal bare element with no adjustment , , but I put a thermostat into the power feed and can control the heat

I have looked on the internet and found this ... OCEALw_wcB

make neutral , mainly for gin and a couple of mixers , like panty dropper

the lid looks like it may seal , the current lid on the old has a large ring with a clamp to prevent leakage

whats ya thinking , be nice :)
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Re: Replacing a 5 litre boiler with a 10 litre boiler

Postby still_stirrin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:49 am

It has bakelite fittings and most probably rubber gaskets...not acceptable for hot alcohol vapors. I'd pass.

Get a 16 liter stainless stock pot and make a boiler. And a modified hotplate (thermostat replaced with a power controller) will work well to heat it.
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Re: Replacing a 5 litre boiler with a 10 litre boiler

Postby thecroweater » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:00 am

you can get 25 litre boilers from any HBS or online bit if ya check eBay, Gumtree etc you van sometimes get them with or without stills pretty cheap. I got a little 5 litre one from an old ultra pure still so I'm well aware of its limitations. One day I may modify a lid to take a pots till for macerated gin but I was done doing cuts on that thing after a very short time. It was fun but it took dedication to run any mount :thumbup:
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