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The Lore of still building

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The Lore of still building

Postby vb » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:33 pm

Just had a copy of this book arrive.
havent had a chance to read it yet, but a quick glance through it seems to cover all the basics. we'll see if theres any new gems in there. it was my stepdad who sent it to me, probably a good source for him since he doesn't quite get the whole internet thing.
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Re: The Lore of still building

Postby Smokehouse Shiner » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:47 am

Didn't find much did ya? I paid 15 bucks for this book at my LHBS :doh: . Their basic potstill design is a 6 qt. pressure cooker with a 1/4" rubber hose stuck over the saftey valve into an old A/C condenser with a fan blowing on it. :ranting: :roflmao:
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Re: The Lore of still building

Postby Harry » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:58 pm

There's a few things wrong in that book. They even managed to put one of the illustrations upside down (figure 3 two-stage, pg 130). However there are some nice calculations I've not seen anywhere else. Like holes numbers & sizes for trays, and column sizing for a desired production quantity/hr. That alone makes it useful to some. The tables at the back are also handy lookups.
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Re: The Lore of still building

Postby vb » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:23 pm

considering it comes from pre-internet days, its a pretty good collection if information about distilling.
got my stepdad going at least. no doubt it could have been done a lot better but, as a place to start, it works.
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