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Offline Mikeebr  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 15, 2015 8:11:35 PM(UTC)
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I am building a still for the first time. I have a 15 gallon keg and 20' of 5/8 od soft copper tubing for the worm. I plan on using propane. I am trying to figure out if I should have a 3" column or 2" and how tall should the column be? Any help would be appreciated
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#2 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2015 5:34:01 PM(UTC)
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If you have to buy the 2 or 3 inch copper then go 2 inch it will work just fine and it's cheaper.
As for the worm copper.....I suggest you make a liebig type condenser. It takes 1 inch and 1/2 inch rigid copper to construct and will work MUCH better then a worm especially with the bigger tower diameter. Nowthen these are just my opinions but I know first hand that these idea's will work.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, January 18, 2015 7:26:07 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Heeler. I was thinking about making a Liebig condenser. What is the advantage over using a worm setup?
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:59:02 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mikeebr Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Heeler. I was thinking about making a Liebig condenser. What is the advantage over using a worm setup?


Size of the unit (a tank big enuf to hold the worm and 40 gallons of water)

Water usage (a continuous flow of cold water)

Consealment of the unit due to size

Just a few and just my opinion........



Offline dasorge  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:12:37 AM(UTC)
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Mikeebr -- check out http://moonshine-still.com/ this is a good place to start. I used 2" for my column and 3" for the condenser which houses the coil using 1/4" tubing. The boiler is a 15 gal keg and the column is mounted using a tri-clamp. The instructions were easy to read and follow and the one I have has two styles to build.
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