Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Just starting out and need some advise? then post it in here.

Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby Rad Master » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:25 pm

Hi all

Purchased a cheap still (12 litres) as a trial to get into this, but it requires a heat source. I've currently only got a gas stove and trying to figure out how safe it would be to use with open flame. The instructions said to do a half water half vinegar cleaning run. I did this on the stove to see how it all works and what not, but I'm hesitant to try with an alcohol wash.

I understand one issue is ventilation, so to that end how much benefit, if any, will the range hood provide.

Would love to hear any advice.

Cheers
Rad Master
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:52 pm
equipment: Vevor pot still (gas)

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby The Stig » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:23 pm

Don’t do it , take it outdoors
The Stig
Site Nerd
 
Posts: 9284
Images: 9
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 am
equipment: Only the Best will Do.
Mac4 SSG Bubbles of Joy

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby Maxxx » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:32 pm

+1 on what stig said..
You now have an excuse to buy an outside gas BBQ :D
Alcohol vapour is heavier than air so rangehood would not necessarily help if you had a leak
You will never forget the first time you set the kitchen bench alight ( pretty blue)
Seriously take it outside....
Maxxx
 
Posts: 91
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Location: Greenbank - Brisbane
equipment: 200 litre stripper
50 litre keg VM
Ultimate 120lt boiler build (almost done)

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby wynnum1 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:46 pm

If its a small still could possibly use a large electric hot plate or it may even work on induction.
wynnum1
 
Posts: 1375
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:18 pm

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby The Stig » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 pm

Oh and it’s customary to drop into the welcome center
The Stig
Site Nerd
 
Posts: 9284
Images: 9
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:37 am
equipment: Only the Best will Do.
Mac4 SSG Bubbles of Joy

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby Rad Master » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:48 pm

Thanks for the reply's. I am confident I can buy a small electric hotplate and move it out the back which by the sounds of things is the smarter way to go rather than use the gas stove.

I may also consider buying a small electric boiler like they sell in Brewcraft. I'm guessing you don't get the same issues with those, but you also don't get temperature control. How much of an issue is that?

Cheers
Rad Master
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:52 pm
equipment: Vevor pot still (gas)

Re: Saftey of pot still on indoor gas stove

Postby Sam. » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:16 am

Rad Master wrote:Thanks for the reply's. I am confident I can buy a small electric hotplate and move it out the back which by the sounds of things is the smarter way to go rather than use the gas stove.

I may also consider buying a small electric boiler like they sell in Brewcraft. I'm guessing you don't get the same issues with those, but you also don't get temperature control. How much of an issue is that?

Cheers


You can buy (or build) a power controller to control the power from the elements, also more repeatable than gas :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Sam.
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10153
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:19 pm
Location: South Oz Straya
equipment: Original FSD 5 plate 4 inch modular bubbler SSG with hand crafted plates and parrot by Mac.
18 Gal boiler.
2 x 2400W elements and power controller.
.


Return to Beginners Questions



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

x