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Post by fizzix » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:59 am

That is some gorgeous copper.

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Post by Eclecticon » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:29 am

Stainless Weck pan. 30 ltrs 1800 Watts. Stainless column filled with stainless sponges. [img]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201904 ... f47362.jpg[/img]

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Post by Durhommer » Tue May 07, 2019 7:44 am

Little help here... If I have a Defegmator or however u spell it in my reflux column couldn't I just not pump water thru it and run as a pot still
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Post by still_stirrin » Tue May 07, 2019 10:57 am

Durhommer wrote:Little help here... If I have a Defegmator or however u spell it in my reflux column couldn't I just not pump water thru it and run as a pot still
Well, a dephlegmator (defleg) is a REFLUX condenser.

If you have one inline and ONLINE, then you’re refluxing. And pot distilling does not require reflux, as it is a single distillation process, unlike the multiple distillations possible through a reflux still.

I guess that’s why it is called, “reflux” or “potstilled”. :wave:
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Post by still_stirrin » Tue May 07, 2019 11:00 am

Eclecticon wrote:Stainless Weck pan. 30 ltrs 1800 Watts. Stainless column filled with stainless sponges. ‘//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201904 ... f47362.jpg
Tappa-crappa photos don’t show up here. Resize appropriately and post them on this website, not an external host. That’s the rules here.
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Post by Durhommer » Tue May 07, 2019 3:26 pm

Just wanting to be sure I'm getting these concepts right. I'm on the fence about ccvm build weighing cost of buying over less cost in build but added stress trying to build and have problems... Plug n play would be nice but. Is it worth it? I've been told I can build a nice ccvm setup in the 200 range and I am getting tired of my small contraption I have now a build guide would be nice where's that thread
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Post by still_stirrin » Tue May 07, 2019 6:31 pm

Durhommer wrote:... I am getting tired of my small contraption I have now a build guide would be nice...where's that thread?
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Post by still_stirrin » Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm

Oops...double post.
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Post by Durhommer » Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks bud
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Post by What » Sat May 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Though a pic or my current set up for rum stripping runs might be good.
Please note I am aware of and support the 30 gal boiler limit, the 44 gal drum in the pic is borrowed and used only for low wines storage until I can get a few generations going and I can afford a barrel.
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Post by Swedish Pride » Sun May 12, 2019 11:23 pm

some serious equipment there what, fair play to ya
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Post by Oldvine Zin » Wed May 15, 2019 8:41 pm

Clean setup there What, love all the stainless but I hope that you have a bit o copper placed in the vapor flow.

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Post by What » Wed May 15, 2019 11:15 pm

Oldvine Zin wrote:Clean setup there What, love all the stainless but I hope that you have a bit o copper placed in the vapor flow.

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Hey OVZ
Took me a long while work out the importance of copper but the 6>4 reducer at the bottom of the column is filled with these. It appears to have reduced puking too.
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Post by Durhommer » Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 am

What nice homemade column packing there the genius of some of you guys is great
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Sat May 18, 2019 5:36 am

What wrote: Took me a long while work out the importance of copper but the 6>4 reducer at the bottom of the column is filled with these.
It will now take a long to make it clean every time just after the run is over, eh? :ewink:

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Post by Durhommer » Sat May 18, 2019 7:05 am

An overnight soak with vinegar and some baking soda they should be bright again
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Sat May 18, 2019 10:19 am

Durhommer wrote:An overnight soak with vinegar and some baking soda they should be bright again
Yepp :thumbup:

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Post by What » Sun May 19, 2019 11:33 pm

VLAGAVULVIN wrote:
Durhommer wrote:An overnight soak with vinegar and some baking soda they should be bright again
Yepp :thumbup:
Nothing that complicated guys, just overnight in hot dunder and hose off in the morning does the trick every time.
Might have to clean them now :D
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Mon May 20, 2019 12:28 am

What wrote:just overnight in hot dunder
sounds smart :thumbup:

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Post by What » Tue May 21, 2019 2:03 am

4 plate set up for rum spirit run.
Taken a few weeks but 6th generation dunder seems to be the tipping point for real rum smells :D
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Post by Jason1979 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:33 am

I know, I know, my rig isn't complete yet, but it's getting there... plus the forum page didn't specify completed or in progress rigs. Feedback would be amazing.

See the full build so far below.
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 am

Wow!.. Some aerospace tech. dtctd. :thumbup:

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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:22 am

Hey guys, don't think for phallometry but today I have the significant upgrade to show across the board :roll:
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:32 am

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Post by BlackDogBoss » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:21 pm

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Wow. I thought mine was the bees knees till I saw some of your rigs. Mines all from scratch with the exception of the keg.

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Post by Hermanji » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:59 pm

First still finished yesterday and done 2 stripping runs last night.
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Post by VLAGAVULVIN » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:38 am

BlackDogBoss wrote:
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Mines all from scratch with the exception of the keg.
Da pretty cool parrot, doe!.. wish I had the same but... I've got my "hands grown from the ass" as they say in Russia :econfused:

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Post by osagecoyote » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 am

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First run with new 3500w 240v MYPIN controller and wow what a difference from propane. One of these first days I will upgrade so I can also run from glass police.

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Post by MidWest Sugar Piss » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:07 am

3 Gallon SS Pot
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Post by Expat » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:27 am

MidWest Sugar Piss wrote:
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Looks like the gasket on that SS pot is silicon, which is no good for contact with high proof spirits. Either wrap it in PTFE tape or look into building yourself an everlasting gasket.
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