Long time coming

Perforated & bubble cap plated columns

Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Parrot with 20mm ID tube.
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 pm

RC to 180 bend adaptor
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Sorry hillzabilly just saw your post.

I’ll install a surgebreaker tube :happy-partydance:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby EziTasting » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Nice work! Well done.

North but which state???? :whistle: with skills like yours you’d make friends easily! :))
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 pm

Haha North Queensland, small town.
Not many people homebrew here that I know of. :think:

Surgebreaker added :dance:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 pm

Going to weld this top plate RC adaptor to a 3mm stainless plate instead.
The copper plates are annealed and a bit soft so worried about the 4 x m12 booker rod clamping down on them.

So the stainless plate will take the majority of the force if that makes sense :think:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 pm

Like so
4mm plate
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:52 am

Plates done

There is a fair few burrs on the underside on the holes but probably won’t worry about it.

Should I drill cap drain holes at 1/16 or forget about it ?
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Re: Long time coming

Postby db1979 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:27 am

I didn't bother with mine. If the cups are full when you start your next run then you'll get vapour lock a lot faster. That is, vapour doesn't go through the downcomer instead of the sieve holes.

The amount of fluid that downcomer cups hold is negligible compared to the volume of your wash, so even if you did a rum wash and then changed over to running a neutral wash you wouldn't notice any change in flavour from a tiny bit of rum distillate left in the downcomers. Besides the mix of chemicals that are in the downcomers at the end of the run will be exclusively tails and they'll find their way into the boiler pretty quickly, being displaced by lower boiling point components of the wash.
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Re: Long time coming

Postby db1979 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 am

Mice work by the way :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 am

db1979 wrote:Mice work by the way :handgestures-thumbupleft:

They do, but only on a wheel :teasing-tease:
I added drain holes to mine, I usually only do a run every few months and like the idea that everything has drained out
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Re: Long time coming

Postby db1979 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:34 am

Doubleuj wrote:
db1979 wrote:Mice work by the way :handgestures-thumbupleft:

They do, but only on a wheel :teasing-tease:

Oops 8-}
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:28 pm

Thanks gents, :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I think I’m pretty much done except for welding the drain and 2 x element sockets in the boiler
Drain may have to go in the side as I may still need gas to run it if the 2400w isn’t enough....??? :roll:

Will one goon bag diluted to 25L be enough to sufficiently mimic a run?

Assembly will start Wednesday/Thursday :happy-partydance:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby bluc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Much cheaper to make up a tpw...
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Re: Long time coming

Postby The Stig » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm

bluc wrote:Much cheaper to make up a tpw...

And where you are it’ll ferment pretty damn quick
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Noted....
was more a time issue.
I’ve got a demijohn left over from the boka, so I’ll use that as a sac run.
Ferment a tpw or ffv and test the packed section after that. :D
Do you guys go to the trouble of using rain/distilled water?


* I’m currently away from the boiler and fermentation gear until Wednesday*
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Re: Long time coming

Postby bluc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Any drinkable alcohol will do...just dont drink the output. Keep it for future cleans though.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby The Stig » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 pm

rain/distilled water :laughing-rolling:
Yea no, not worth the effort/cost etc :happy-partydance:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:59 pm

Ok cool, in Macstill's molasses wash he specified rain water as a must have, iv'e never used it though.

Keen to run this thing up. :happy-partydance:
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Re: Long time coming

Postby Lockyc » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:48 pm

Adjustable m16 legs for the boiler
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