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August 06, 2013, 09:10 PM
I have purchaced

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August 06, 2013, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Z-MAN1:
I have purchaced a 13gallon milk can still w/ dome lid and a 3 " reflux tower, from mile high distilling, it has a 1" npt bung for a heating element 110 or 220? any recomendations? and can i get away without circulating the Koh glycerin?
i will start with 10 gallons. If i need circulation what should i use for heat a heat wrap? Hot plate?
Thanks in advance

August 07, 2013, 03:27 PM
Do a google search on the terms; bumping , distillation , wikipedia. And read up on "bumping" during distillation. That will help in running your still. I suspect boiling chips won't work for causing a smooth boil with glycerine, methanol and the other stuff in the glycerine layer. I've seen bumping before in a small lab still. It might be a significant problem in a larger still.
August 11, 2013, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the info on thumping, anyone else have any experience with not circulating the glycerin while demething ? Should i use 110 or 220v for heating element screw in type or a hotplate or wrap?
August 17, 2013, 11:35 PM
Nobody else? Hmmmmm.
August 17, 2013, 11:48 PM
A vacuum would make the water and methanol boil off at reduced temperature but might implode your still pot. Might be more efficient as far as energy needed to heat the still pot. But the condenser would need to be colder, depending on the pressure. My still is only about a pint to a gallon size still pot. I don't know about the hardware involved in setting up a bigger still.