I'm sorry to say that the continuous still home appliance project is dead in the water and has now been abandoned. To put it bluntly... Yes it's quite do-able. But no, it is not at all practical.
The regulating organizations involved will never allow such a home appliance machine.
There's absolutely NO WAY a responsible Government, or licensing body, or safety organization, will allow a home appliance continuous still to be sold "off-the-shelf" as a consumer item. The reason for that stance is very plain... protection of the public from itself.
Just one of the reasons that were given to me...
Binge drinking has seen A worldwide surge, particularly in places like China and South Korea, and especially among breeding age females (google recent news bulletins).
Everyone knows that alcohol ingestion during the 1st trimester of pregnancy is the major cause of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD, ADD, ADHD, ASPERGERS and others).
Therefore, a home appliance type instrument that produces alcohol continuously and very cheaply, just puts the means for temptations into a home environment. Not quite the same thing as a toaster or skillet.
I admit I never considered such possibities, nor the consequences. Even though I'm well aware of FAS. If I had (considered it), I would not have even started the project! I must admit I got carried away with the "can be done" idea. However, because a thing CAN be done, it doesn't necessarily follow that it SHOULD be done.
I thank all those who supported the project and initial development. At lease we now know that there are limits to the hobby of home distilling.
On a personal note...
As this project was to be my last in home distilling development, there's
really no point to my further participation. I'm sure the Alcohol hobby will continue
on fine without me.
Therefore I am retiring to concentrate on family matters, health and watching my grandchildren
grow & prosper.
I have made many friends (and a few ermmm... "sparring partners"
) during my time in
this hobby. It's a long way advanced now from the scene I came in to some 20-odd years ago.
All in all it's been a fantastic ride.
Thank you very much for the pleasure, and I wish everyone the very best for the future.