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Offline pip2016  
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 05, 2016 1:11:55 AM(UTC)
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If I leave out the packing in a reflux still can it be used as a pot still or is the column (36" tall) too tall? Do I really need a pot still? My brother wants to try to make some wiskey and I would like to take a shot at some Tequila is why I ask? Thanks for any help :)
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#2 Posted : Saturday, November 05, 2016 6:48:53 AM(UTC)
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no it isn't too tall. don't run cooling water to the column, just to the condenser. I would still put a plug or 2 of copper in the column to take out some of the nasties. Let it air out and put it on oak and you will have a whiskey
Offline heeler  
#3 Posted : Monday, November 07, 2016 9:21:14 AM(UTC)
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I concur with dieselduo, that still should do fine for what you want. But as suggested I too would add a few wads of copper mesh and no water to the tower, you'll be happier with the finished product I'm sure.
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