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My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:53 pm

Onion head expansion chamber with 4" ferrule and internal screen for botanicals and fruit
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:01 pm

Industrial grade 25 gallon short CAN.
12 gauge walls and cape with 10 gauge floor (BIRMINGHAM SCALE)
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:09 pm

4" ferrule added to CAN, temperature ports and 2" ezy flange out the side of expansion chamber
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:16 pm

4" port added to top of onion head to access botanicals screen inside chamber
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Gatlon gun condenser, 3" outer and 5 half inch internal vapour tubes.
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:57 pm

Mocking up where condenser will hang so as to work out best placement for the brace to sit
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:08 pm

Screw on solid 3/4 inch copper rod horizontal brace attached (engineered this way so still head and condenser can be interchangeable with 60 gallon CAN)
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:23 pm

Mocking up cleaning/fill port, deciding 4" or 6" :confusion-confused:
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Bushman » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:25 pm

A lot of work, can't wait to see the finished still. Where did you access your copper and what type of seams did you use?
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:37 pm

6" cleaning/fill port and temperature gauges added
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby hudsonbay distillers » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:27 am

very impressive im looking forward to u explaining ur polishing methods so i can get a nice finish on some of our older copper equipment .
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:54 am

The unseen back side
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:59 am

Staring down the barrel of a heavy duty whiskey still....
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:11 am

Parrot and drain extension added
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:03 pm

Parrot out of the citric acid bath, I like the dump valve at bottom.....
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby kimbodious » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:18 am

Mate, the wait must be killing you! At least you're putting the time to good use by reading questioning and learning! All that book-learning will be invaluable for when the hands-on learning with a new still starts!
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:23 am

I've never seen a "standpipe" like that on the parrot's input line. What does that get you?
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Copperhead road » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:12 pm

Zymurgy Bob wrote:I've never seen a "standpipe" like that on the parrot's input line. What does that get you?


Hi Bob, I have seen that design on a dozen different distillerys in the US so I went with that for that reason. I'm still only learning so can not tell you the advantages or disadvantages to the design. It's my first parrot :handgestures-thumbupright:
I will order one of your books, thank you looks fantastic.....
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Re: My Kentucky moonshine tank

Postby Mr Z » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:59 pm

Nice copper work there. Looking at the parrot I think the standpipe is to help remove any air bubble before it get to the hydrometer.

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