Originally Posted by MrSpooky
Hillybillystills.com everything you hypothetically need. youll need a different one for the ABV. Do yourself a favor and get 2 of both. nothing is worse than finishing up on a hypothetical run and busting your hydro. Fermentation containers,,,, lowes 5 gal paint bucket drill a small hole in the top put in a rubber grommet and a $2 air lock. put some cheap lykker in the airlock instead of water. As far as thermometer's, shooting the outside of the column will get you nowhere. you can install a thermo in the top end of the column to measure vapor temps, but to be honest you don't need one at all just learn to drive your hypothetical reflux column. Don't use brass and don't try to pickle it....... here is my hypothetical reflux column for making essential oils
Wow a flute still... very nice.
That is freaking massive.
Don't use brass and don't try to pickle it any suggestion on a needle valve (stainless)
I see you got a parrot for your hydrometer, Gonna start working on the parrot this week as I don't have all the stuff needed for the column yet, just ordered the Sanke Keg connector
but to be honest you don't need one at all just learn to drive your hypothetical reflux column. I feel safer using one till I am comfortable with adjusting the reflux and takeoff and when to make my cuts.
you'll need a different one for the ABV. Any suggestions?
I will be getting two of each as you suggest, you bring up a very good point.
Shine on brother!