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Dash 2

Postby SAWMAN10 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:40 am

Hi all,

I finally have enough money in the paypal account to place my order.

I plan to order the Dash 2 and the only change i am looking at is replacing the 180 with a longer extension to move the parrot out so I can use a bigger boiler.

What other changes would you reccommend ?

Willl I need everything that comes with the Dash 2 ?

I would love to have the SD 120l boiler, but i will be going with the Hillbilly 26 gallon boiler.

I am starting out well over my head, but I hate to by a smaller unit then have to upgrade.


Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge..
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Re: Dash 2

Postby sandsquirt » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:00 am

Howdy.

I do not have a Dash2.

This is one of the things that I considered when starting my still. I decided to not use the 180* and to go with a 90* and (2) 45*. This will give you the option to run the shotgun at a 45* and distance the parrot from the boiler.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby Philter » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:50 am

Sawman10, I have a Dash 2 SGK and grabbed a few extras but aren't a necessity. I'll list them below with some info on them.

2x Thermotees to monitor your Dephelgm and product condensor temps. These are a good price for what they do.
It's also handy to grab another alcometer, and use a little s/s mesh in the bottom of your parrot - just in case the alcometer is dropped inside the parrot :oops:
A few extra feet of cooling hose. Initially, enough hose is supplied, but I chopped & changed my hoses using different configurations.

Later I added a [urlhttp://www.stilldragon.com/triclamp-pipe.html]4" x 20" TC pipe[/url] for stripping runs, so I didn't have to use the tees for height. Just 1 SG tee below the TC pipe and 1x above to watch for pukes.

I hope that helps :smile:
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Re: Dash 2

Postby SAWMAN10 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:14 am

Hi Phitler,

Thanks for the help.

The Dash 2 comes with 2 thermo tees, did you buy 2 more?
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Re: Dash 2

Postby Philter » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:27 pm

punkin wrote:They didn't always come with the thermo's they were a later product. Philters had his Dash for a while now ;-)


I love to have a few spares handy, and would have ordered another set regardless :lol: I'm still learning how to run the Dash 2, each run gives me more experience.

Shortly, I'll attempt a FSW (Fine Scotch Whiskey) spirit run using 3 plates, as Coopervillehas recently done.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby Monty » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:14 am

Buy a few more gaskets than you need, also. An extra clamp in each size is also a good idea.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby Hawk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:32 am

Monty wrote:Buy a few more gaskets than you need, also. An extra clamp in each size is also a good idea.


especially the 3/4 sizes. They have a way of getting munched up.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby SAWMAN10 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:28 am

Thanks , this is the kind info that I am looking for.

Cooperville, you are saying to keep the short 180 and just add 2 more 45's ?

What are people using to add a temp probe to measure vapor temp ?
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Re: Dash 2

Postby SAWMAN10 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:03 pm

Thanks for every ones help.

I will be giving Larry a call tomorrow.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby sandsquirt » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:19 pm

I think if you use 90* and (2) 45* you pretty much get the same as 180* and (2) 45*. It will pull some of the weight of the product condenser closer to the column buy roughly 4". Not as top heavy.
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Re: Dash 2

Postby SAWMAN10 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:19 am

OK, It is done, order has been placed and paid for.

Got the Dash2 and a few othere parts, will have to wait to order my bigger boiler, I have 2 kegs here that will be modified within the next couple weeks.
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