Making Gin & Vodka, a Professional Guide for Amateur Distillers

Making Gin & Vodka, a Professional Guide for Amateur Distillers

Language: English

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ISBN: 0968228003

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the fairly high cost, the construction of a glass still will be described later. For the majority of people the choice will have to be metal and the only decision left to make is whether the metal should be copper or stainless steel. Either will do an excellent job. In using metal the reader should appreciate that its only shortcomings are: a) that it lacks the aesthetic appeal of glass and b) you can’t see through it. Large commercial stills are made of metal so it is obviously satisfactory. The

marbles might be used in large diameter columns but do not have sufficient surface area for a small diameter column such as ours. Also, unlike Raschig rings, they do not have any pockets where liquid can be trapped, so are rather inefficient. The packing which we recommend has a very domestic origin but is cheap and highly effective. It consists of the scrubbers or scourers used for cleaning pots and pans and found in any supermarket. These are not the fine steel wool pads impregnated with soap

an eye on the operation until the thermometer in the stillhead suddenly rises and you know that the hot 61 vapours from the boiler have heated the column and its contents and have risen into the condenser where they are being cooled and converted back to liquid. It is prudent, for the reason discussed in the next paragraph, not to walk away from the still and let this event take place in your absence. The boil-up rate must not be greater than the column can handle. A packed column provides only

dimmer is likely to cost $40 and a 2,000 watt dimmer $140. Quite a difference! A sensitive domestic kitchen scale, graduated in 5 gram divisions, can be found if you shop around a bit and at $10 to $15 will be a tiny fraction of the cost of a scientific balance. As in any manufacturing operation, even if it is only a hobby, the costs involved can be broken down into three main categories. They are: CAPITAL MATERIALS & SUPPLIES LABOR 78 Such a listing seems a little formal for a simple hobby so

.................................................................... 30.00 Total: ..................................................................... $180.00 Total for still: $185 + $180 ............................................................... $365 Instruments: Volt-ammeter .......................................................................... $45.00 Sensitive kitchen scales............................................................ $15.00 Measuring cylinders (0 - 10 ml),(0 - 100

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