Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Doubleuj » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:05 am

:text-+1: get cracking mate, she looks good
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Pottsy1985 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks guys :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Matt73 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm

I'm adding a length of 1/2 inch copper pipe into my T500 to replace the plastic product out tube. Do I need to treat it before anything runs through it?
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Doubleuj » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Just soak it in a citric acid bath over night and after every half dozen runs or so
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby bourbonplumbing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:15 pm

Doing my first run using this method through the t500 copper model with the copper and stainless saddles shes been on for about 1.5 hours and seems to be stuck around 20 C , should i shut the valve off slightly or just continue to wait >? any thoughts thanks.
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:53 pm

Is the column hot? Are you getting any product out?
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby bourbonplumbing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:02 pm

yea the column was hot ive turned the valve down slightly now and everything seems good ... ive got my 150 ml of foreshots and onto filling my first 200ml heads bottle :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby bourbonplumbing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:05 pm

Sitting at around 46 C with that drip drip dribble now ... really excited ! it smells 100 times better than the turbo paint striper i made the first time i ran the still using the t500 manual
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby Its never enough » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello

Doing my first run using this method through the t500 copper model with the copper and stainless saddles shes been on for about 1.5 hours and seems to be stuck around 20 C , should i shut the valve off slightly or just continue to wait >? any thoughts thanks.

Is this with Turbo yeast or with the TPW? still learning how to get rid of my stock of turbo yeast!
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby bourbonplumbing » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:54 pm

Yea was with the TPW bud ... all finished now ,ill wait till tomorrow and try and decide which 200ml bottles to keep , but so far it smells and tastes so much better than the one, turbo wash i did.
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Re: Running a T500, the Proper Way - Discussion Thread

Postby bourbonplumbing » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:13 am

In the end it all worked out really well :handgestures-thumbupleft: i collected 9 200ml cuts after 150ml foreshots, i really had a lot of trouble deciding which cuts to keep, 2-9 all smelt and tasted the same to me :think: so in the end just kept 3-6,made some irish cream with the still spirits stuff that came with the still, which worked out really well, the missus loves it, and some bourbon with essence which tastes like bacardi but is drinkable mixed and put a litre on oak chips.
I found with the copper T500 with the copper and stainless saddles and no reticulation, i had to turn the water down about 25%, otherwise it would not have heated up past 20 Degrees and with the water flat out, the still was leaking out the top. Apart from that i followed this guide to the T and im really happy with the end result :text-thankyoublue: Doubleuj :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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