Bubbler run tutorial video

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Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby woodduck » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi guys,

I thought it might be of interest to some here if I did a video of one of my runs. I've tryed to explain how I go about it along the way. It's based on mac's "easy way to run a plated column".
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2681

Just remember this is how I do it not how you must do it. It is a basic run strategy for a 4" 4 plate bubbler running on 2400w no controller. You can tweak your runs to suit you however you like but try master the simple before going crazy with different strategies. Keep it simple to begin with.

I hope it's of use to some of you. I have a few hiccups along the way so it shows you how to overcome some problems you may face while running a still.

Well enjoy :handgestures-thumbupleft:

https://youtu.be/cMKYjrCtlSo
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby r1zzla » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:04 pm

Only one thing better than pictures - that's moving pictures
Great video, well done :text-thankyoublue:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby bluc » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am

Awesome video wooduck :clap: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby pingu » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 pm

Fantastic, for someone who wants a bubbler but has a hard time imagining how it all works this is great. Thanks!
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby db1979 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm

pingu wrote:Fantastic, for someone who wants a bubbler but has a hard time imagining how it all works this is great. Thanks!

:text-+1: bubblers are hard to get your head around and this resource will help many. Nice work woody :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Doubleuj » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:00 pm

This is the ducks nuts :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby woodduck » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:12 pm

Not quite, the duck lost it's nuts for this run :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Professor Green » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Excellent tutorial woodduck.

Extra points for getting a mention of the "shortcut" in there!

Cheers,
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Doubleuj » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:30 pm

woodduck wrote:Not quite, the duck lost it's nuts for this run :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Pretty sure when you bent down at one stage we copped a glimpse on the ducks “nuts” :scared-eek: :laughing-rolling: :teasing-tease:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby dans.brew » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 pm

Very well done! :dance:
Compliments Macs write up very well... i think this post will become very popular.
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby db1979 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:14 pm

Professor Green wrote:Excellent tutorial woodduck.

Extra points for getting a mention of the "shortcut" in there!

Cheers,
Prof. Green.

:laughing-rolling:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby EziTasting » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:49 am

Very good!

Picked up a few hints (plate-load & bubbles the way they look) will be looking for those little ‘signs’ on my next run!

Very helpful, IMO, for newbies & not-so newbies alike!
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Clubby » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks Woodduck.

Just started doing my first real run (vinegar and sacrificial, already done), and this just answered a thousand questions i had.

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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby bluc » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:00 pm

I reakon you should expand and add a second video on how fix things when they go pear shaped, puking flooding, plates drying up etc :handgestures-thumbupleft: Great video woody :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby EziTasting » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:34 pm

bluc wrote:I reakon you should expand and add a second video on how fix things when they go pear shaped, puking flooding, plates drying up etc :handgestures-thumbupleft: Great video woody :handgestures-thumbupleft:


:text-+1:

Good idea!
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby woodduck » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:48 pm

No worries guys, glad you all liked it.

I'll look into a few others like you've mentioned. I would also like to do some on making washes and generations.

See how I go for time.
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby brisvalleymoonshiner » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:15 pm

Footy season is over shit loads of time :laughing-rolling:
Great video :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby woodduck » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:24 pm

Ok so I've moved this thread because I've been persuaded that this video might be more useful in the open forum to help those starting out with a bubbler. I'm still not sure about the helping bit but we'll see how it goes 8-} :laughing-rolling:

Hope it's of some use :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Joycy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 pm

I'm a very visual orientated person, I've been reading and reading for over a year but I still haven't even made a wash but a 15 minute video really speaks a million words. Thanks mate
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Re: Bubbler run tutorial video

Postby Jimmy. » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am

good video. makes me want a bubbler!!!
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