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Re: plated column still pics.

Postby Kapea » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:49 am

emptyglass wrote:This is the same still with an erection on top.


I get one of those looking at copper porn! :lol:
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Re: plated column still pics.

Postby emptyglass » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:38 pm

I ran this one on the weekend, got a little woody myself.
Set up with 4 plates it was producing 6L/hr at full speed off a 10% wash
Set up with a lava rock packed erection, it cleaned up some really nasty sugar wash based feints to 95% easy, in the range of 2 to 3 liters an hour. The charge was 35 litres @ 35% of anything that was lying around. There was some plum and fig brandy, rum and bourbon heads and tails, some lemoncello that turned out yukk, and a bottle of unknown stuff :confusion-shrug:
I pulled the pin before time as the new owner was waiting to put it in his car. Collected about 8 litres and there was still more to go, but since it did a better job than expected of cleaning up some crap into nice vodka, I was happy. Given time, it could have pulled another litre or 2 if time didn't matter on the day. It was showing signs of slowing and getting to tails anyway.

I almost shed a tear as it left. :crying-yellow:
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Re: plated column still pics.

Postby rickyd » Sat May 03, 2014 10:13 pm

SBB wrote:Might as well add my build to this thread as well, I had very little experience in building stills when I when I started this build in Sep 2011, and felt way out of my depth at times. Im glad I built it as it gave me the confidence to have a go at building any sort of still now.
Some of you will have seen this build on other forums. It was all done using very basic hand tools.
The plumbing work for water flow to the condensers was done by Stubby Drainer, I didn't think I could do that job as neatly as he could. Hes much better at bending pipe than me.
I'm more than happy with the way it turned out and the spirits it produces.
The whole Build thread can be found here if anyone is interested http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=653

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever the build is beautiful I honestly think these pieces of kit are art !!
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Re: plated column still pics.

Postby Zombie » Sun May 04, 2014 7:05 am

I agree. That is one beautiful rig. Very Charles Verne looking. I love the hard line plumbing. It's a detail alot of great rigs are missing.
It deserves a bigger boiler.

I may need to be "put down" soon.
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