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Any word on what worked best yet- toasted or charred?
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How much water do you think you need to flow through the condenser, and how long would a typical run be likely to take.I am on a metered water supply so I would like to calculate how much the water is going to cost having a constant flow.Thanks
I only ask because I cannot find anywhere a needle valve like that. It looks like one of these- which is a readily available ball valve?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B15-01223-Mini-Ball-Valv...I would expect a needle valve to have a knob as it would be several turns to close? I've never seen a ball valve with a lever like that one.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-8-1-4-BSP-6-8-10-12mm-...Is the one you're using a 180 degree close or several turns? If it is several turns where did you get it and how much did you pay? The only stainless and un-plated brass ones I can find are quite pricey.I mean it doesn't matter I just want to try and replicate what you have as closely as possible as it obviously works and will be easier to troubleshoot if anything goes wrong.
Is that valve actually a needle valve or is it just a bog-standard ball valve / isolation valve?Also is it fine to use plated brass at this stage? I'm assuming the answer is yes but best to check. Most resources seem to say only 304 Stainless and copper to come in to contact with the product?
Great. I feel a bit stupid for not thinking of that.I managed to get a Bookers card and I've found that seems to be the cheapest place to get molasses.7.257kg for £12.75. If I were to use half that container and make the extra 400g up with white sugar or cane sugar do you think that would be okay? It would just mean I could get two runs from one carton.
Understood. Ordered now.I'll let you know how it goes. If it goes well I'll upgrade to reflux column and try vodka.
yes that one is just molasses as far as I can tell (see image), but I'll go with the gold label purely because I dont know the mass/l of molasses. If you get around 4 runs from one batch then i guess 5l must be around 16kg and therefore the tate and lyle treacle must be <5l.
HiFirstly- great instructable. There are some excellent solutions to probelms I might not have anticipated.Do you have any problem with limescale build up on the heating element?