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Time to modify......again!

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Time to modify......again!

Postby RealFineShine » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:37 pm

Well after numerous runs with my hybrid (8gal pot / 3 gal thumper / 2 plate ) setup I have come to the conclusion I need a bigger pot. I just purchased a 15 gallon pot. I will make some modifications to the pot and then will use my 3" tower section with 2 plates eliminating the smaller pot and thumper. I will keep the smaller pot to use as a simple pot still. What is the concensus among the plated column users with regards to using two or three plate sections. I am mainly making whisky's.
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Re: Time to modify......again!

Postby Zombie » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:58 am

I'm not a plate still (yet) but from more than a year worth of reading... 3 plates are what you want in a Whiskey still. Less plates negates the point, and more plates gets into neutrals.
I believe Doc posted a thread on 3 plate Whiskey, and if it qualifies for "triple distilled". I believe it does.

I may need to be "put down" soon.
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Re: Time to modify......again!

Postby sup-bro? » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:34 am

:text-goodpost: :text-+1:
I run a 5 plate and agree with the above.
If you want a neutral then run it through a 5 plate twice with a neutraliser/cataliser on top.

For whisky you want to keep the flavours there.
So a good pot still if you are doing all grain or a 3plate if you are doing sugar washs
Just not a TPW, that's neutral country. :handgestures-thumbupright:

Kegs make good boilers. up to 18gals.

Just sayin'
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