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About to start my build.

These are simple stills with no column. Doublers and puke boxes are allowed.

Re: About to start my build.

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:26 pm

That sounds like way overkill to me. I's say a couple of gallons of water with half a gallon of white vinegar, run for half an hour (with the coolant water off) should work just fine. As always, YMMV.
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Re: About to start my build.

Postby Magellan » Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 am

I just noticed this post and am building my new still head and liebeg very similar to your setup. I'll be starting in 2-3 days when the supplier gets my fittings in stock. I want to run this by you fellas here and see if I'm on the right track.
I'll be using a piece of 3" copper for my colum, about 15" long with a 90 degree elbow on top, reducing it to 2"then 3/4" and connecting a 3/4" over 1/2" x 36" liebeg to it. I'm building it like this because that is the length of the 3" copper I had already, and only had to order a 3" tri clamp and ferrels, and 4-5 fittings. I'll be using a 3gpm pond pump to recurculate the cooling water. Now I have a couple questions,
Will this setup work well enough like this, or is there something that should be changed to make it work better?
I'd rather make the condensor a little longer than perhaps neccessary, but would rather it be a little overkill instead of struggling to keep up.
Or should the condensor be perhaps a 1 1/4" over 3/4" x 36" ?
I'll be using a propane burner for now, and perhaps switching to electric when I build a new boiler.

Txbrewing, have you tried out your unit, and how does it perform? Anything that you would do different now that you have it done?

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Re: About to start my build.

Postby Tracker » Sat May 05, 2018 8:45 am

36" long 3/4 x 1/2 condenser is plenty and more efficient than 1 1/4 over 3/4. Your set up looks fine.

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