The Mother Duck

Perforated & bubble cap plated columns

Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Professor Green » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm

That is indeed a thing of beauty woodduck. Very nice work.

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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby nuddy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Woodduck absolutely stoked ya got it running. Been watching this build and loving the updates. You’re got me very interested in cracking on with a 6” still. Got myself an 80L keg the other day to start with and build it up from there
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby A&O » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:13 pm

Your still woodduck is a thing of beauty, well done.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby ThePaterPiper » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:41 pm

What a thing of beauty. I am absolutely in awe of the clean looks. Magnificent job Woody! ^:)^
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Thanks guys :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Running a CFW at the moment. She's settled in nice at 93% at 6 lph. We'll see what the cuts are like tomorrow but should be ok. It had good reflux as well as output. The rc is pretty touchy so may need to go to a needle valve. Over all I'm pretty happy with how she runs :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Doubleuj » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:56 pm

6 lph :scared-eek: holy crap. I need to build a 6 inch!!!
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Sounds awesome 6l/h very appealing :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Doubleuj wrote:6 lph :scared-eek: holy crap. I need to build a 6 inch!!!

Especially with that 200l barrel would be full in no time..
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby EziTasting » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 pm

Looks like Woody needs an IBC for fermenting! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:31 am

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this rig. It's taken a few runs to get everything lining up well, power, rc, reflux, abv and take off rate. It's a bit of a juggling act. Too higher take off= lower abv because of less reflux. More power= more reflux and faster take off which can cause lower abv so then need to adjust rc to slow take off rate and lift % etc etc :-B , all makes my head hurt :laughing-rolling: . But it seems to like 6000w and 4.5lph at 91%. I would like the % a bit higher but I'm not complaining.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Professor Green » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:05 pm

Nice one woodduck. You have to be happy with 4.5 litres per hour.

I found with my neutraliser running 4 plates and packed section with 2400W I get 94% at around 2 litres per hour. if I push it to 2.5 l/h the ABV drops to 91. I haven't tried with a controller yet as I'm fairly happy with those stats and I've only just gotten my controller.

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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby orcy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:13 pm

First run with neutraliser 4 plates ans 600mm, we were pulling a 200ml jar every 4 to 5 mins at 94. Running about 75 percent of 2200W with the needle barely open. Tis a fantastic still.

And woody, I love your still. One day I'll get up the courage to actually build my own.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:59 pm

Thanks guys

Professor, yep gotta be happy with the numbers she's doing so far. I'm not too stressed about it as I really need a bigger boiler for her and thinking of a completely different power source so the learning curve will start all over again once that happens :laughing-rolling:

Orcy, the neutralizer would be a fantastic still I'm sure and by the time you build one the price would be bugga all different I recon. I build because I love to not because I recon they are better. So when the time comes and you decide you want to build one I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute of it. You get a great feeling of satisfaction when it all works out :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Doubleuj » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:30 pm

4.5L/h, holy crap!! That’s a 300ml jar every 4 minutes, no time to sit down and enjoy the bubbles :teasing-tease:
Got to make me a 6” one day, congrats mate
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby RC Al » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:56 pm

How does it compare to the glasser flavour wise?
Sorry if I've missed it, but what size risers did you use under the 2" caps? Slot size?
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:13 pm

Not sure on flavor yet mate haven't done too many runs and nothing's been aged long enough to know.

Can't remember exactly what size risers, 1 1/2" I think.
Slots are the norm, what I did on the glass duck :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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