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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    Are you going reflux on your first run?
    No.

    Really just built the reflux extension with leftover tubing and fittings I had already to keep myself busy and to see if I can.

    Will most likely build a 28mm or 35mm column similar to this one at some point.
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    What are you using to drill. A holesaw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    What are you using to drill. A holesaw?
    For those a hand drill and step drill bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeGP View Post
    There is a possibility that the reflux pipes may cause a restriction on your main column as its a pretty small pipe you used, only way to know for sure is to test it.
    A test for the column to judge obstruction ( if one wants to see if you inserted too many scrubbers) is to try breathe through it, if that can be done it should be ok.

    But as you say Cole, Kola must test it as each setup has it's own idiosyncrasies.
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    So curiosity took over yesterday and I put about 6 litres of a sugar/potato wash through the still.

    It fermented from last Wednesday to Monday, SG was .990 with an OG of 1.070.

    Still ran well, with a few things I learnt on the first run.
    - My gas cooker is a bit hot, will do the next run with a gas simmer plate to give me a bit more control.
    - My condensor pump needs a control valve, water flow with the pump at its lowest setting is still to high for most of the run (expected this, valve will be added before next run).
    - No cuts, just a fast stripping run with an overall content of 30%

    I will run another batch some time this week, then combine the stripped runs and do a spirit run to se how that works out.

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    A 15mm ball valve works well, the male thread also matches hose tap fittings. Have one on the Liebig and another on the reflux flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    A 15mm ball valve works well, the male thread also matches hose tap fittings. Have one on the Liebig and another on the reflux flow.
    Yes, I have an assortment of ball valves with hose tap quick disconnects on either end, quick and easy if you need flow regulation and I use them for brewing as well.
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    Thanks, have ball valves but it makes sense to set up with quick connects.

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    A gate valve is better and has more control, got this advice on this forum and bought a gate valve.

    On the outlet from my kettle I will fit a ball valve as that is open and closed at any point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    A gate valve is better and has more control, got this advice on this forum and bought a gate valve.

    On the outlet from my kettle I will fit a ball valve as that is open and closed at any point.
    indeed, gate valves are more accurate, but at the price of them, I can buy quite a few ball valves

    I also find the gate valves tend to cause issues when dirty.
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    We need to do a group buy on red and blue hose pipe. Can't afford R 500 X 2 for 40m of hose just to use 2m.

    Anyone got sources for 13mm hose in varying colour sold by the m?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    We need to do a group buy on red and blue hose pipe. Can't afford R 500 X 2 for 40m of hose just to use 2m.

    Anyone got sources for 13mm hose in varying colour sold by the m?
    Go and ask the local co-op or irrigation store for dragline.
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    Looks like dragline is 20mm, I need 13mm. Do you know if they go this small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    Looks like dragline is 20mm, I need 13mm. Do you know if they go this small?
    Look at the Marley website. https://marleypipesystems.co.za/mega...igation-hoses/

    There is a 12mm available.
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    I need a reseller that sell by the m.

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    I assume the red and blue hose (for in and out) is for cosmetic reasons.

    What about black hose with the ends covered with blue and red shrink sleeving ? Black hose may be more readily available in "per meter" length than colored hose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    We need to do a group buy on red and blue hose pipe. Can't afford R 500 X 2 for 40m of hose just to use 2m.

    Anyone got sources for 13mm hose in varying colour sold by the m?
    I see you are in Alberton so Hose Centre in Edenvale isn't too far from you. They should be able to supply you with the correct hose you want. http://www.hosecentre.co.za/
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    I assume the red and blue hose (for in and out) is for cosmetic reasons.

    What about black hose with the ends covered with blue and red shrink sleeving ? Black hose may be more readily available in "per meter" length than colored hose.
    Indeed, I have come so far now that to fall at the final hurdle will be criminal .

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    I would suggest a lever ball valve for the reflux, by having a longer handle its a whole lot easier to adjust (and to see what angle you are at) plus the plastic coating helps not burn yourself
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    So I bought some of that "syrup" that you flavour your neutral spirit with last week. I got some Irish Whisky flavouring and also some Pirate Dark Rum flavouring. Both aren't anywhere NEAR the real stuff, but it's amazing with Coke. So if that's what you're looking for, I can REALLY recommend it. The rum one tastes exactly like Spiced Gold and the Irish one very close to Jameson when mixed with Coke.

    On a related note, I started a high-gravity all-grain wash today to make a pure all-grain whisky. Got my French Oak toasted and everything ready for it!

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