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 From:  Troutcathcer (TROUTCATCHER)
2275.9 In reply to 2275.8 
The idea is to weld together thick stainless steelplates to form a strong polyhedral sphere able to tolerate the pressure of vacuum. This is where mathematics and alcoholism meet. Immersing the distillation bulb into geothermal water (about 70°C) will yield good tasting moonshine from low cost energy. Vacuum distilled moonshine actually tastes a little better than the one distilled at normal atmospheric pressure ;-)
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
2275.10 In reply to 2275.9 
Someone fishing for a biting reply?

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 From:  Troutcathcer (TROUTCATCHER)
2275.11 In reply to 2275.10 
You have such a way with words Brian ;-).

P.s. the beautiful thing about vacuum distillation is that by using as a source of energy 60-70°C hot water flowing in a copper tube spiral inside the boiler the boiler itself can be made of plastic, e.g. the boatbuilders favorite .......GRP. By applying sufficient vacuum the boiling point could be kept around 30-40°C thus facilitating the transfer of heat/energy from the hot water to the fermented/boiling liquors.

Cheers!!!

......and Happy New Year!!!!
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
2275.12 In reply to 2275.11 
I guess my sample will arrive in the post shortly.
Please include a sample done with other methods so I can truly compare!

Make my new year!

Brian
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 From:  Michael Gibson
2275.13 In reply to 2275.11 
Is there a tradition of using Geothermal for stills over there?
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 From:  Troutcathcer (TROUTCATCHER)
2275.14 In reply to 2275.13 
Yes actually it is. The hot water just comes out of the tap, costs very little and by assuring enough surface area for efficient heat transfer into the fermented mash you can achieve high wattage/energy tranfer per time unit thus distilli large amounts in a relatively short time. Besides the use of hot water greatly reduces the fire hazard compared to using natural gas/propane or electricity.

EDITED: 29 Dec 2008 by TROUTCATCHER

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 From:  Troutcathcer (TROUTCATCHER)
2275.15 In reply to 2275.14 
Brian .....do you want receive the moonshine filtered through activated charcoal or do you just prefer to consume the raw spirits without any rectification?

Cheers
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 From:  Brian (BWTR)
2275.16 In reply to 2275.15 
Hmmmmnnn!

I thik nmly de inbult recti/rectall-? seeesnnt to coope-copy/cope--

"activeated" charcaal---from inurt to plysfool--whacco!

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