how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

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how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby StillNoob » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:14 pm

as per subject line,
What size boiler would I need for a 24L to 25L TPW wash?
Would I get away with 30L or would I need 35L ?
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby RC Al » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:02 pm

30 is fine - that is 20% headroom on 24l
With a non puke wash you can push into the headroom a bit - often I only run 10% spare - you have to be on the ball and watch it extra close for the first part of the run in case it pukes though - I have been very lucky with that so far. Your best off with the 20% plus on a spirit run for that tiny extra bit of reflux
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby StillNoob » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:37 am

Thanks !
Want to get it right
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby Jono » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:31 pm

What kind of boiler are you looking at getting?
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:58 am

If you do a 25 l wash can just store some if it does not fit just need to workout what quantity works .
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby StillNoob » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:57 pm

looking at a digiboil 35l should give lots of free space
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:03 pm

Your better of with a non mashing type boiler than one with pid controll for your still, you want constant voltage to the boiler not temp controlled continually fluctuating power.. Five star sell a 25l one.
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby Professor Green » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:39 am

:text-+1: on not using a temp controlled boiler. You'll have a nightmare trying to run the still that way.

I think the ones 5 Star sell have enough headroom to run a 25 litre wash - Maybe Andrew will see this and confirm the actual working capacity for you.
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby Andrew » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:31 am

Professor Green wrote:I think the ones 5 Star sell have enough headroom to run a 25 litre wash - Maybe Andrew will see this and confirm the actual working capacity for you.

You are correct, we sell the Mangrove Jacks boilers.
But, in all honesty, if StillNob is in WA he is probably better off finding one locally as the postage will be high.
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby StillNoob » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:29 am

I was reading elsewhere on this forum and it was suggested that if the boiler does not have a voltage controller to run it at 104oC to keep it on a constant boil.
Would that work OK?
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby Bodgy » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:39 pm

I use this with a mangrove jack boiler. Works a treat.

https://www.5stardistilling.com/product ... r-kegland/
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Re: how big a boiler for 24-25L wash?

Postby Lowie » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:23 pm

Bodgy wrote:I use this with a mangrove jack boiler. Works a treat.

https://www.5stardistilling.com/product ... r-kegland/


These are good controllers for what you need, but hard to come by atm. If you want one I can sell you mine as I only bought it as a back up but never used it. May have cut the cord off, can't remember :think: PM if interested.
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