Mad Max: I really want this copper model, but is it possible to switch the temp gauge back to vapour temp, instead of now just water temp? I can't wrap my head around removing vapour temp and keeping only water when the previous stainless model had both. The water pressure at my place changes so does the water temp on hot days, sudden rain can drop water temp too. I really just want to see vapour temp between 78-82 and know I'm not drifting into collecting congeners or worse fusel oils when trying to keep it a neutral spirit.
Orlando Gardner: thanks, how do I contact you via email
Orlando Gardner: Thanks, how do I contact you? What is your email address.
realbrewing: Orlando, I believe the issues you have outlined have less to do with the still and more to do with the wash. I do have solutions to these issues however. You are more than welcome to email us or come in and discuss them as I believe they will rid you of these issues and allow you to create a better spirit.
realbrewing: The still produces upwards of 90% alcohol as high as 94%
realbrewing: Michael, really the main difference is that the copper version can be used as a pot still where as the stainless model cvannot. This means it is more versitile in the manner you can distil spirits (ie essences vs. traditional methods). Both are just as easy for a novice to use.
Orlando Gardner: I have one of these copper condensers. I find that compared to the old stainless steel column the copper column has two issues for me. First the final percentage is not as high - 92 instead of 94. Second I find the still will boil over and spew out the boiling wash. I have reduced the volume in the boiler, always use anti foam, stainless steel pot scrubs and the ceramic bits. I never had a boil over with the stainless steel column.
danssv8: Just intrusted to see how much persent it actually produce , pls post a video of catching the heart with the video , thanks , cheers.
Michael Simpson: What is the main difference between an artisan and the turbo 500? what would be better for a beginner?
realbrewing: If you car runs on very high quality spirits at up to 92% Alcohol..then I would say yes but practicaly speaking I would go to the servo.... nice idea though
realbrewing: Hi Beno..Yeah great question. I guess you need to answer that question. My guess is if water is a resource you want to save then yes absolutely. I think it can use between 200 and 400ml a minute and over 3 to 4 hours it can be up to 200 litres. We live in Melbourne and should be water wise but our dams are full at the minute and this was shot at Australian Home Brewing and we don't have a washing machine to pour the collected water into. A bit naught I guess. Cheers
Mr_mcbennie: Would it be beneficial to circulate the water instead of letting it just go down the drain?
Mr_mcbennie: well you would need 1 a van or wagon and 2 a constant source of water so i would say no.
xoobis: Can you run this in your car....
Still Spirits Copper Artisan Still -- a close up look at the equipment and distillation5
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