100L Boiler ?

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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby BSC_Kilby » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:58 am

I've seen commercial still for bourbon that runs two separate kettles/pots into a single column and parrot. I'm not sure about the logistics of building it, but it's surely possible to get 2 keg boilers running to the one column.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby scythe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:00 pm

Geese, finding 2 different circuits is hard enough imagine having to have 4.
Possible on a hobby scale but probably not practical for a lot of us.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:05 pm

Just have one element in each keg
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:29 pm

Two joined boilers=Boiler thumper setup. Definately has its advantages but also has its down side. If you go this way make sure you know what your doing and make sure you have all safety aspects covered..
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:52 pm

Am going with the straight 100L boiler made from the spiral tube.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby BSC_Kilby » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:26 am

bluc wrote:Two joined boilers=Boiler thumper setup. Definately has its advantages but also has its down side. If you go this way make sure you know what your doing and make sure you have all safety aspects covered..


This is what I was thinking of

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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 am

Very nice. Is it hard to balance with two inputs into one column?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby BSC_Kilby » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am

I'd have to imagine you'd only run both to strip, which is probably pretty efficient. The column and plates would have to be bigger than they appear to handle a spirit run, I would think. Those pots are about 500L, with the bottom of the manway being about shoulder height. I remember this being headed for a bourbon distillery, but I couldn't tell you which one anymore. :think:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:29 pm

Sweet rigs! Love to know how to get the copper looking that good
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby ainzy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:20 pm

JD93 tigged 2 50L kegs together hes build thread is named custom reflux build
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:12 pm

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Ended up making it from stainless scrap tube. $400 at the stainless shop to have the top and bottom welded on with ferrules. Pretty happy with it but will convert to electric as it’s chewing the gas
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:12 pm

Epic boiler!! :music-deathmetal:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby Georgio » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:22 pm

Love it. Looks schmick :obscene-birdiedoublered:
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:37 pm

How many watts? Whats heat up time and run time like?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:53 pm

bluc wrote:How many watts? Whats heat up time and run time like?


Just have a 4 ringed burner at the moment. 2 hrs heat up and need it almost flat out to fill the plates which I am not really happy with. Couldn’t get my 3rd plate to load today so might do a strip down. So nice to be able to do 100 litre runs though
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby db1979 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:59 pm

Nice, you going to insulate it?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:06 pm

Not while on gas. Unless there is a fireproof way to do it. Wonder how long a 3600 watt and 2400 watt element would take to heat it.
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby RC Al » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:22 pm

Theres a calc in the calculators page for that, funnily enough 5000w to 80l = 96 mins 100l = 120mins

The big burner i got from kegking/land will get fores starting in less than 30 mins on 45l of 8% in a regular keg -thats with much gas wastage though i believe, more work on shrouding to be done for me, according to the calc you would need 9000w to do that with electricity - would translate back to 53 mins on 80l
I do wish I had an element for spirit runs though, the burner is really too big for a regular keg and adjustments are very hard with small boiler charges, have an 80 to get working atm
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby bluc » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:28 pm

Would you need 9000w? Isnt an element directly in liquid much more efficient?
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Re: 100L Boiler ?

Postby mattyb » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 pm

Maybe a bottom shroud and some wool bats for insulation will help
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