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[*] posted on 22-6-2006 at 10:18
Homemade distillation setup < 100$


I know there's a lot of ppl here who can appreciate the ingenuity of this guy's designs:

http://www.moonshine-still.com/

Not suitable for every application, but extremely interesting nonetheless. Goes through building a jacket cooled condenser and all.
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[*] posted on 22-6-2006 at 13:47


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Originally posted by Flip
Not suitable for every application, but extremely interesting nonetheless.


For destilling alcohol or hydrocarbons it might work, but if you like to destill some other stuff, even if the ethanol contains some acetic acid, your copper destillation setup will stain. And if it has begun to stain you will have to flush the whole apperatus, this won't be easy if the thing is not dissassembable or you have to accept this green/blue colour in each destillate:D. At the time I'didn't had any glassware I also used a liebig made of two aluminum tubes, the thing was soo crappy, at some aerias the oxide layer broke and the the destill had a leak, it was the point I decided to buy some glassware.
For some inorganic applications it might be OK, destillation of HF for exaple, but I would never mess with such a apparatus in an organic synthesis if not too expensive glassware are available. So save the $$$ and buy some glassware if you have to.
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[*] posted on 22-6-2006 at 13:52


Cu kettles are ok for booze because booze isnt really that corrosive. Most of the chemicals we like to use are however.

Still though, a nice way to prepare high % EtOH and such

Thx for the link :)




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[*] posted on 22-6-2006 at 16:23


I think Organikum presented a similar setup some time ago, but I can't find it anymore. Maybe someone else remembers where that thread is hidden?



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[*] posted on 22-6-2006 at 18:05


Found what you are looking for:
https://sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2704

Also Here:
https://sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2295

[Edited on 23-6-2006 by rogue chemist]




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