Isolation Build

This area is to be used for submitting plans, referencing and conversations related to building stills and accessories.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Dunnonuthin » Fri May 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Hehehe :obscene-birdiedoublered:
You don’t need a bubbler. But be honest with yourself. You have a calling.
Dunnonuthin
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Location: Long ways South of Bass Strait
equipment: 50L boiler
2" Boka
4" Bubbler
10L Gin Pot

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Sat May 23, 2020 7:20 pm

You lot are only after porn. Used to be able to find that in a magazine. Wow, haven’t times changed. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby db1979 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 pm

Great build Lesgold :handgestures-thumbupleft:
I've been away for a bit but it looks like others have taken up the call for a bubbler :teasing-nutkick:
Good thing you avoided 1/4" on your parrot, I used it on my parrot beak and it causes it to sputter (my parrot isn't connected to my still so it's not a venting issue).
You've inspired me, it looks like you've used the same 1/4" ball valve that I have sitting spare and maybe I'll use it as a drain on my parrot. I don't often use my parrot as I'm pretty sure they cause extra smearing without a drain. But a drain would be nice :think:
db1979
Site Donor
 
Posts: 1758
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Location: South of the big smoke in banana bender land.
equipment: Eve - 4" x 4 plate solid state bubbler (sieve plates), 330 mm packed section on a keg boiler with 2 x 2000 W elements.
Currently having a makeover: 2" x 4 plate solid state bubbler (1" bubble caps, no sight glasses...maybe not for much longer!) on a bain-marie boiler.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Dunnonuthin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:15 pm

So Lesgold, you’ve been a bit quiet. What’s happening with that haul of copper pipe? :D
Dunnonuthin
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:02 pm
Location: Long ways South of Bass Strait
equipment: 50L boiler
2" Boka
4" Bubbler
10L Gin Pot

Re: Isolation Build

Postby dans.brew » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:53 pm

Dunnonuthin wrote:So Lesgold, you’ve been a bit quiet. What’s happening with that haul of copper pipe? :D

:text-+1:
dans.brew
Site Donor
 
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Location: Victoria- Northern Wimmera
equipment: Pure Distilling Reflux Still
2" Pot Still with lieberg
4" x 4 plates Bubbler with 2"bubble caps on 50ltr keg boiler

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:14 am

Stripped the paint off the copper and that’s all I’ve done. Sitting here looking at 2 fermenters of UJ that need to be run so it’s a matter of priorities. Booze comes first. With the restrictions being eased, it’s a bit easier to get out and do other stuff so the bubblers not on the priority list. Can still make all I need with the gear that I’ve got. I can already see that the CCVM is only going to be fired up when neutral for gin is required. Most of the time the pot will be used for bourbon and rum. One thing that I have noticed is the modular pot is also not being used. I grab the inverted V pot still, attach one tri clamp and clip on 2x hoses and away I go. It has turned out to be an absolute cracker. The inbuilt shotty knocks the vapour down with ease and it’s so compact. Anyway, another good day has arrived. Time to go bush and prospect for some gold before someone else grabs it. The bubbler will now end up as a slow wet weather build.
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby dans.brew » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:16 pm

Lesgold wrote:The bubbler will now end up as a slow wet weather build.

Well lets hope for pleanty of rainy days to come :laughing-rolling:
They do reckon its going to be a wetter than average winter down here in vic.
dans.brew
Site Donor
 
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Location: Victoria- Northern Wimmera
equipment: Pure Distilling Reflux Still
2" Pot Still with lieberg
4" x 4 plates Bubbler with 2"bubble caps on 50ltr keg boiler

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:21 pm

Victoria? Isn’t that a foreign place to the south of gods country? I’ve heard that the people down there are nice but for the life of me, I can’t understand their accent... :teasing-neener: :teasing-neener: :teasing-neener: :teasing-neener:

It never rains in NSW. Especially when you want it to.
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby bluc » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:17 pm

You from qld lesgold? :teasing-tease:
You said gods country just assumed :handgestures-thumbupleft:
bluc
Site Donor
 
Posts: 7820
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:47 pm
Location: sunshine coast
equipment: 2" pot with 2" shotty 400mm long 5x 1/2" on a t500 boiler.
50l keg boiler 4" still mount 4" sight glass 1" drain..
4 plate 4" bubbler, 600mm packed section

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:18 pm

Don’t need much bait on the hook to get a bite. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby bluc » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:21 pm

:twisted:
bluc
Site Donor
 
Posts: 7820
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:47 pm
Location: sunshine coast
equipment: 2" pot with 2" shotty 400mm long 5x 1/2" on a t500 boiler.
50l keg boiler 4" still mount 4" sight glass 1" drain..
4 plate 4" bubbler, 600mm packed section

Re: Isolation Build

Postby dans.brew » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:11 pm

Lesgold wrote:Victoria? Isn’t that a foreign place to the south of gods country? I’ve heard that the people down there are nice but for the life of me, I can’t understand their accent...

We're not that bad Les... :laughing-rolling:
dans.brew
Site Donor
 
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Location: Victoria- Northern Wimmera
equipment: Pure Distilling Reflux Still
2" Pot Still with lieberg
4" x 4 plates Bubbler with 2"bubble caps on 50ltr keg boiler

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:37 pm

Had a bit of trouble understanding what you just said :))
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby dans.brew » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:56 pm

Lesgold wrote:Had a bit of trouble understanding what you just said :))

Its friday night i suppose... ill give you an exception :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
dans.brew
Site Donor
 
Posts: 962
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Location: Victoria- Northern Wimmera
equipment: Pure Distilling Reflux Still
2" Pot Still with lieberg
4" x 4 plates Bubbler with 2"bubble caps on 50ltr keg boiler

Re: Isolation Build

Postby bluc » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:29 pm

dans.brew wrote:
Lesgold wrote:Victoria? Isn’t that a foreign place to the south of gods country? I’ve heard that the people down there are nice but for the life of me, I can’t understand their accent...

We're not that bad Les... :laughing-rolling:

Your right...not much bait :laughing-rolling:
bluc
Site Donor
 
Posts: 7820
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:47 pm
Location: sunshine coast
equipment: 2" pot with 2" shotty 400mm long 5x 1/2" on a t500 boiler.
50l keg boiler 4" still mount 4" sight glass 1" drain..
4 plate 4" bubbler, 600mm packed section

Re: Isolation Build

Postby WhiskeySour » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:57 am

Lesgold, how did you connect the hose fitting to the 1/4in end of the coil? Did you shim with some copper and hard solder or something?
I've successfully wound my coil but scratching my head as to how to step from 1/4 up to the ID of the hose connector
Any help appreciated!
WhiskeySour
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:47 am
Location: Adelaide
equipment: 50L keg boiler, 2x 2200w
2" copper pot still
CCVM head, 1m column

Re: Isolation Build

Postby Lesgold » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Hi WhiskeySour,

I used a brass hose joiner that I cut in half to make the two snap fittings. From memory, I think the ID of the fitting was 10mm. Had a short length of 10mm brass rod that I drilled out to 1/4” to act as a shim And then soft soldered everything together. You could also wind copper wire around the 1/4” until you get close to the correct diameter and then solder the lot together.
Lesgold
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Location: NSW south coast
equipment: Pure Distilling reflux and pot. 2” modular CCVM/ 1150mm column, 50l boiler with 2x 2400w elements.

Re: Isolation Build

Postby WhiskeySour » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Yes I had suspected a shim, yours looked very neat in the pic!!

I've been messing about with wrapping some flattened copper around the 1/4, but I think the gaps are too big to seal with solder. Will give it a crack and hope for the best. Why is it always the little things that provide the most headaches
WhiskeySour
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:47 am
Location: Adelaide
equipment: 50L keg boiler, 2x 2200w
2" copper pot still
CCVM head, 1m column

Re: Isolation Build

Postby RC Al » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:45 pm

Instead of the sleeve, you can pop the fitting past the end of the tube and then expand the tube with a drift, punch or tube expander to get a tight fit for soldering

Copper is pretty easy to move around if its annealed
RC Al
Mentor
 
Posts: 1156
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Location: Sunshine Coast Area
equipment: 3 plate 4" glasser
2" Potty

Re: Isolation Build

Postby WhiskeySour » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Good idea RC
I was actually looking for my punch set last night to try this, a screw driver just wasn't the right tool for the job
WhiskeySour
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:47 am
Location: Adelaide
equipment: 50L keg boiler, 2x 2200w
2" copper pot still
CCVM head, 1m column

PreviousNext

Return to Hardware Research & Development



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron

x