Reflux detune ?

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Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Hi guys .

I want to have a go at CFW but dont have a dedicated pot .

What I have now for stripping TPWs is a detuned Super reflux still to which I add a 1 mt packed 2inch column with an RC built into it .

So what I'm thinking is for a CFW spirit run I'll remove all the packing and remove cooling to the RC from my column with the PC from the original head I'll have myself a suitable pot .

The boiler only has a single coil heating element so perhaps I wont need a power controller , Stripping TPWs wih it is only done at a pencil lead thick stream .

Have I missed anything ?

Cheers Al
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby bluc » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:49 pm

How many watts is the element?
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Not sure , has no markings that i can see . Its a single element thats about 10 inch diam ,
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby bluc » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:16 pm

How many litres and how long to boil?
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby Plumby » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:48 pm

My super reflux still has a 1380watt element in the 25 litre boiler.
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:04 pm

bluc wrote:How many litres and how long to boil?



Very likely the same as Plumby .

its 25 lt and about 90 min from start up to the first drips of fores .
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby Plumby » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:03 pm

prawnz wrote:
bluc wrote:How many litres and how long to boil?



Very likely the same as Plumby .

its 25 lt and about 90 min from start up to the first drips of fores .

Sounds very familiar.
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:08 pm

Tried yours as a pot Plumby ?
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby bluc » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:12 pm

25lt 90 mins to first drops would guess 1800w. My 2000w turbo 500 first drips 60mins.. i reakon would prob be fine for pot spirit run..
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:37 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft:

Now I'm wondering if I need the unpacked copper column or would the detuned Super Reflux still head be sufficient ?

Sorry for so many questions :?
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby Lowie » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:47 pm

prawnz wrote:Hi guys .

I want to have a go at CFW but dont have a dedicated pot .

What I have now for stripping TPWs is a detuned Super reflux still to which I add a 1 mt packed 2inch column with an RC built into it .

So what I'm thinking is for a CFW spirit run I'll remove all the packing and remove cooling to the RC from my column with the PC from the original head I'll have myself a suitable pot .

The boiler only has a single coil heating element so perhaps I wont need a power controller , Stripping TPWs wih it is only done at a pencil lead thick stream .

Have I missed anything ?

You're on the right track mate. that's exactly what I did with my old super reflux. If you're stripping, take your packing out too. pencil dick stream is the norm too. there's a thread in the newbies section about detuning your still too.

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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby Plumby » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:23 am

prawnz wrote:Tried yours as a pot Plumby ?

No man never have, to be honest I don't even use it anymore. I much rather my pot still as I like brown spirits.
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby skurvy84 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 am

I've been wondering about this to. I know you can detune the little Super reflux, mines also been a dedicated stripper but Ive been looking at the macrums, nutrigrain and CFW and think damn i would love to give that a shot.

Until i scrounge enough coins for the modular pot will this be a okay option in the mean time?.
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby prawnz » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:00 am

skurvy84 wrote:
Until i scrounge enough coins for the modular pot will this be a okay option in the mean time?.



Yeh well I've decided to give it a go anyway and find out . Lets face it a couple of CFWs dont cost to much so bugger it , just try eh .

The little still head works a treat for stripping TPWs I know , but I'm going to try it with an emptied out reflux extension that I made for it . Taking the packing out is a pain in the quoit so I was just trying to see if anyone had tried with a similar setup , but as I said fukkit , just give it a shot eh . I've got myself a heap of used wine barrel staves that I've cut up into dominoes (enough to last me a couple of lifetimes :handgestures-thumbupleft: ) so I want to have a go at some flavored spirits .

The way I read the CFW recipe you need a few gens to get a reasonable amount of solid flavored low's so better get started .
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby skurvy84 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 pm

Yeah I've used for stripping runs of tpw but still abit hesitated for some reason. Dont really know why, not alot can go wrong and if it does I'll smash it through the reflux anyway.
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Re: Reflux detune ?

Postby shortcut » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:29 pm

How did you go running her as pot still dude? I did it with my keggomax and I reckon it’s good.
Took all the packing out and only run water in the pc. I’ve never used another still so got no comparison but I don’t think I will put the packing back in any time soon. I started making brekkie cereal booze from here and it’s awesome.
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