Sacrificial Run - Questions

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Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby GINKING » Sun May 03, 2020 8:36 pm

Hi All,

I'm planning on doing my sacrificial rum tomorrow (first one for me). I have a 4" FSD neutraliser. :happy-partydance:

My questions are:
1. Should I put the packing (copper mech + SSS) in the packed sections or leave the packed sections empty?
2. After the run is finished do I need to rinse out the column, bubble plates, condensers etc.? (I will rinse out the keg boiler)
3. I'm planning on doing 3x stripping runs next weekend. Can I leave the still assembled as is until then or should I disassemble it and let it dry properly?


Cheers,

Ginking
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Re: Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby Doubleuj » Mon May 04, 2020 8:53 am

I’d put the packing in so it gets a clean as well.
You shouldn’t need to pull it down and rinse it but will need to remove the packing for your stripping runs though.
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Re: Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby GINKING » Mon May 04, 2020 9:25 am

Thanks Doubleuj,

Will it be ok to leave the packing in the column until I do the stripping run and then remove it then?

Cheers,

Ginking.
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Re: Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby Doubleuj » Mon May 04, 2020 11:33 am

Yeah I can’t see why not :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby GINKING » Mon May 04, 2020 11:35 am

Thanks mate.
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Re: Sacrificial Run - Questions

Postby Doubleuj » Mon May 04, 2020 11:36 am

You could leave it out and just clean it later too, just depends on whether you are running a neutral or not.
Plus the only reason I’d suggest to take it out when you’re doing a strip run is that it will give you a small amount of passive reflux and therefore slow down the spirit run, but not by much, and probably not even noticeably.
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