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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    How did you bend the pipe?
    Which once he starts doing stripping runs and spirit runs will have it's own challenges, due to the different sized vessels used.

    Kola, you need to get a stackable height system for the collection point, cobblestone pavers work a charm by the way till you figure out what works best
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    How did you bend the pipe?
    Blocked one end and filled with fine salt, tamped down with a dowel, then block other end.

    Bend slowly over a form.

    If you look closely you can see it pleated (not sure it is the correct term) a little on the inside of the bend.

    A bending spring will work better, I am not buying one just for this, I am happy with the bend.

    Fine sand will also work, as long as it is dry.

    The liebig does not really need the bend, I just wanted it like that.
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    Which once he starts doing stripping runs and spirit runs will have it's own challenges, due to the different sized vessels used.

    Kola, you need to get a stackable height system for the collection point, cobblestone pavers work a charm by the way till you figure out what works best
    Thanks, will make sure I have a stackable system for that, have pavers to use.

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    Did you anneal the tube, it comes in a hard drawn state?

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    Did you anneal the tube, it comes in a hard drawn state?
    This one I did not.

    Tried that too, the pipe seemed to flatten more and become oval.

    I have never tried this before, also have not soldered copper pipe before.

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    For what it's worth, the bendable pipe as used by the aircon chaps has a 9 or so mm size ( also avaliable in a smaller size 6mm?) which has a capillary coupler to 15mm.
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    @kola, welcome to the craft.
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    Got my 13l stock pot today, also a better compression connector to connect to the lid.

    Now just waiting for my thermometer and of course first batch fermentation to complete.

    Still want to make a brace which I can use between the condensor and pot handle to reduce stress on the pot lid.


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    With a workbench like that you clearly have too much time on your hands.

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    I try keep it sort of organized

    Had a 8m x 4m dedicated workshop in Pretoria with a lot of tools.

    Scaled down massively when we moved down here, only have very basic hand tools now.
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    @kola, welcome to the craft.
    Craft my backside, at times it feels more like a curse! But we get over it soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    Got my 13l stock pot today, also a better compression connector to connect to the lid.

    Now just waiting for my thermometer and of course first batch fermentation to complete.

    Still want to make a brace which I can use between the condensor and pot handle to reduce stress on the pot lid.

    That pot looks very familiar....
    May I offer some advice, go buy yourself 2 meters of the below and cut a slit on the one side to use it as a gasket... I wasted so much freaking money getting custom gaskets made which
    people swore would be suitable. Finally managed to track down the below guys, the stuff is awesome.

    https://www.wholesurgical.co.za/supr...and-sterilised
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    How are you going to clamp the lid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeGP View Post
    That pot looks very familiar....
    May I offer some advice, go buy yourself 2 meters of the below and cut a slit on the one side to use it as a gasket... I wasted so much freaking money getting custom gaskets made which
    people swore would be suitable. Finally managed to track down the below guys, the stuff is awesome.

    https://www.wholesurgical.co.za/supr...and-sterilised
    Thanks for the tip.

    13l stock pot from Tafelberg furnishers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    How are you going to clamp the lid?
    Gasket as suggested, or initially just flour paste, and a whole lot of these...

    I time I might look at other ways to clamp or make SS clamps.

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    Visited a friend who has been doing this for some time already.
    Having tasted some of his stuff he seems to know w few things about the process, and he has learnt a lot since he loves experimenting.

    Based on his design, and the fact that my still is not all soldered together, I decided to make a change.

    Built a small reflux column which can be added or removed as an extension to the column.
    Would have loved to build that from 28mm or larger, but used what I have.

    Ran vinegar through to clean, and it seems to work just fine.

    My thermometer arrived at Communica today but I was busy and dirty already, will get that and mount that in the top cap on Tuesday.

    One more day of fermenting has passed, several more to go before I can start.

    If you guys see things that are stupid, will not work or can be improved (except for automation which I will not look into now) please post advice.


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    Moes net...

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    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.
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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.
    Very possible.

    Ran vinegar and water through to clean and it seems to work well, but will only really know when I use it for real.

    If that happens I will find a piece of 28mm and make one from that.

    Had spare 22mm and 15mm so decided to try.

    I miss having a drill press...

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    Are you going reflux on your first run?

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