Blucs bubbler

Perforated & bubble cap plated columns

Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby Joycy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 pm

I have read conflicting stories about the being the same and the single caps giving a lower abv. I'm thinking of making my own like you originally then maybe upgrading to fsd plates after if necessary. I could make my own multi bubbles plates but after all of the other work that goes in I think I will want to get it bubbling straight away, the multi bubbler plates require a lot mor work than the single cap
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby Plumby » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 pm

bluc wrote:Looking for higher abv and Less flavour for neutral..2" caps liked to run af 89% and lots flavour.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

So good for rum? Just curious as one day ill upgrade from pot too bubbler.
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:03 am

2" caps great for whiskey and rum..bubbler rum big step up from pot rum imho. Lots flavour without the funk :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:29 am

Very happy with new plates all things equal I went from 88-89abv with 2" caps to 93-94abv with multi caps. With long full reflux slower takeoff and packed section I should bd able to hit azeo for neutral runs.
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby hillzabilly » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:49 am

Now ya cooking.cheers hillzabilly ;-)
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby Joycy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:51 am

Good stuff, so you don't already have a packed section in?
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby RC Al » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:13 pm

Is that with a 25mm bath depth?
I wonder if another 10mm would help?
Did you notice any difference in power requirements?
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Joycy only use packed for neutral, running whiskey today.
Rc al yes a slight drop in power needed for same output rate cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby PJD » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Nice job with the build mate. Those 4” easy flanges look great. Who adethem and would he be interested in making some more. :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby Yurugaboy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Professor Green wrote:
bluc wrote:So after a single pass I have 85% spirit not including maybee jars and it tastes like white sugarhead whiskey. Definately needs a second pass. I have another boiler lined up which has a 4" ferrule wich will allow me a 4th plate + packed section. I will just put this in with next lot :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I run 4 plates and a packed section for my neutral but I strip my washes first to compensate for the missing 5th plate.

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I strip washes through 5 plates and then again for spirit run at around 2.1 to 2.3 l/hr and it works fine for very smooth vodka and gin. But I’m going to try a 90% turn with a detuned bubbler rig for strip and then a power controlled spirit run after seeing the Drs setup.

This will be back to newbie territory.
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:52 pm

Not sure if I asked this but will ask anyway. I have 4 plates and 600mm packed section. I literally have 5mm from the top of still and the ceiling. For neutral should I leave it as is or sacrifice 100mm for a 5th plate. That would give me 5 plates and 500mm packed section...Would I get my benefit from 100mm packed section or a 5th plate. Hoping to have another crack at neutral in few weeks.. :D
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby Joycy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:12 pm

I'm not sure where exactly it is, maybe in the calculations thread, but there is a calculator that takes measurements of your packed section and tells you the equivilent plates that it acts as. From memory, a 500mm long 4" paced section basically acts as around 7 plates so I think reducing it by 100mm and adding a plate will be much the same
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby woodduck » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:21 pm

They say packed section is better but I personally found plates better. I have 6 plates and 500mm packed. I did run 4 plates and 800mm packed section for a while but it just didn't seem to do it for me. I find with my current setup I get 96% at 2-2.5lph straight from wash no stripping. It may not be as good a product as some may get but I don't drink vodka as such I use my neutral for girly drinks. Some of my friends do drink it as vodka and no one has complained yet..
Not sure if any of that helps? :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby RC Al » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:15 pm

How about using the 5th plate and other packed section as a secondary column?
Use the tee at the bottom to return reflux to the primary column, possibly with a pipe from where the sight glass goes
Just shooting the breeze :whistle:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Believe me I have considered a side by side, seen a few try and plumbing is a real headache.. :-B :handgestures-thumbdown:
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby j0sh2008 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:04 pm

Have you got any pics of the side by side type bluc? Sounds intresting, but I couldn’t find many examples.
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:38 am

Googe did one is on here somewhere. Havnt got time to look atm will sed if I can find it this arvo..
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby bluc » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:14 pm

Here you go josh http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9457 :handgestures-thumbupleft: love this and have seen couple elsewhere. Maybe one day...
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Re: Blucs bubbler

Postby j0sh2008 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:01 pm

bluc wrote:Here you go josh http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9457 :handgestures-thumbupleft: love this and have seen couple elsewhere. Maybe one day...



Cheers Bluc :handgestures-thumbupleft:

It looks pretty interesting.
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