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Cornfed 2

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Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:43 pm

Well I am finally well on my way into the world of bubble columns. I am up to 3 plates on my new 4" column. I call her cornfed #2. After my cleaning runs, I did a spirit run with 6 gallons of 30% UJ. I was running 91% at just over 4L per hour run rate. So far I am quite tickled. Ready to add one or two more plates.
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby bentstick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:56 pm

Nice lookin rig your working with Pa! :rkn:
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby ArcticShine » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:37 pm

That is slick. sure like the brass and SS look plus the quick couplings.

very nice work BigPa.

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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:17 am

Thanks guys. I am proud of her........ :beer:
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:51 pm

Added a fill port to Cornfed 2. No more taking her apart to fill. Much better on my crappy back.....
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby acfixer69 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:00 pm

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Looks great and know it will produce a fine likker. :D Need one of those fester funnels to limit the spill mess.
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby minime » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:21 pm

Love that design. You can just keep adding plates 'till you run out of head space or money. (whichever comes first)

you have a plate under the refill section Pa?
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:28 pm

There is a plate right above the refill port.
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby Fester » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:37 pm

Damn fine cup holder you got there Pa
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 pm

Hey that is my coffee cup warming plate....... LOL
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby minime » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:53 pm

BigPa wrote:There is a plate right above the refill port.


Why not install one under the port too. You might have to install a bigger downcomer but you'd get the benefit of another plate.........
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 pm

I need to get a reg 4x2 reducer and I can do that mini. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:50 pm

Here is the latest add-on. I got a 4x2 reducer from Still Dragon. I took it down to my local welder and had 2 - 1/2" half couplings welded on it. I installed a thermowell in one and a 1/2" ball valve in the other. The ball valve will be used to flush the system...
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby rockchucker22 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:45 pm

Does that thermocouple work with your digital temp gauge? What's the thread on the thermocouple? Looks like a winner!
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Re: Cornfed 2

Postby BigPa » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:52 pm

rockchucker22 wrote:Does that thermocouple work with your digital temp gauge? What's the thread on the thermocouple? Looks like a winner!



Hi Rock. The threads on this thermowell are 1/2" npt. The temp boxes i make actually use thermistors instead of thermocouples. Here is a pic of a one meter, two probe temp box I made for myself.
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