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2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

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2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby heartcut » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:10 pm

First spirit run with the new rig. Little faster and a little more flavor than my packed column, seems to like 155-160 proof, which is my target. Good stuff all around. Thanks, Larry.
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Equipment type: 2 plate 4" bubble plate with (optional) 32" x 4" lava rock add-on, 2.5" copper packed column with coiled dephlegmater, 24" liebeg, keg boiler, propane.

Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby Dubble N. Twist » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:44 pm

Very nice Heartcut. Ive been saving up to do something very similar with an expanded torpedo. Is the dephlemater a coil?
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Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby Dubble N. Twist » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Double posting. Looks like you probably chopped the CM in your signature. I like it.
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Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby Swede » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:23 pm

Looks like a rather interesting control setup you have there. What are you monitoring/controlling with it?
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Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby heartcut » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:05 pm

Thanks.
The dephlegmater is 15' of 1/4 x 0.035" 316ss. It stands up to my propane burner and is very responsive. Didn't have as good of luck with copper, think it reaches equilibrium more quickly and leaves some of it's length too hot.
Flowmeters are dephleg and liebeg, thermometers the same and the RTD is in the parrot to correct the hydrometer. No automatic control, just instrumentation.
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Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:35 pm
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Equipment type: 2 plate 4" bubble plate with (optional) 32" x 4" lava rock add-on, 2.5" copper packed column with coiled dephlegmater, 24" liebeg, keg boiler, propane.

Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby heartcut » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:02 am

Apoligies for the video quality, but the phlegm dripping from the coils is fascinating.
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Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:35 pm
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Equipment type: 2 plate 4" bubble plate with (optional) 32" x 4" lava rock add-on, 2.5" copper packed column with coiled dephlegmater, 24" liebeg, keg boiler, propane.

Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby heartcut » Fri May 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Ran an all feints yesterday with the tower. Turned out well. Had to Mickey Mouse a couple things.
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Controls (450 x 600).jpg
Tubes were too short with the tower in line...
Boiler Shroud (450 x 600).jpg
Piece of HVAC duct used as a boiler shroud
BC and Plate (450 x 600).jpg
The gonna be a valve tray some day column sieve
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Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:35 pm
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Equipment type: 2 plate 4" bubble plate with (optional) 32" x 4" lava rock add-on, 2.5" copper packed column with coiled dephlegmater, 24" liebeg, keg boiler, propane.

Re: 2 Tray SD plus Liebeg

Postby heartcut » Fri May 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Mrs Heartcut would not have approved of the re purposing of her tripod, but she's away for a few days.
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With Insulation (450 x 600).jpg
Insulation from the 2 1/2" tower was a tight fit
Tower (450 x 600).jpg
Deplegmator (450 x 600).jpg
This was fun to make. The offset adaptor was for solving my balance problem, but there's no room for a downcomer.
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Equipment type: 2 plate 4" bubble plate with (optional) 32" x 4" lava rock add-on, 2.5" copper packed column with coiled dephlegmater, 24" liebeg, keg boiler, propane.


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