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Copper sheeting inside SS pot

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Copper sheeting inside SS pot

Postby Mangamahu Moonshine » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:36 pm

Has anybody ever just measured around their SS still, gone out and bought some copper sheeting and rolled it to just sit inside the boiler pot against the walls of the pot? I did some frankensteining on the dome and neck last year, and was considering ways to get some copper in the actual pot then I wondered if something as simple as this might work.

Or, even if nobody has tried it, does the idea itself seem sound? Or would there be reasons not to, or perhaps a better way to do it?

Thanks.

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Re: Copper sheeting inside SS pot

Postby zedzedtop » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:54 am

Sure but there's no reason to put it around the edge. Could just chuck a bunch of copper tubes in there.
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Re: Copper sheeting inside SS pot

Postby Mangamahu Moonshine » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:03 pm

Cool, thanks. I was just thinking of lining the edge, and maybe bottom, to kind of make it a kind of layman's copper pot. Lol.
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Re: Copper sheeting inside SS pot

Postby Boomtown » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:27 pm

Mangamahu Moonshine wrote:Cool, thanks. I was just thinking of lining the edge, and maybe bottom, to kind of make it a kind of layman's copper pot. Lol.


We did this too. Just dropped by a roofer's shop and bought some copper valley metal, and cut the pieces into reasonable lengths, rolled them up, and dropped them into the SS pot.
That along withe the copper head, and copper chiller, gives us the whole 9 yards.

Can't have too much copper in a whiskey still.

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