What is reflux in a still?

What is reflux in a still?

A REFLUX or PLATED still does multiple distillations in one single pass, by having some packing in a column between the condenser & the pot, and allowing some of the vapor to condense and trickle back down through the packing. This “reflux” of liquid helps clean the rising vapor and increase the % purity.

How long should a reflux column be?

The reflux column is the tube that runs straight up from the top of the boiler. The column is made from 2″ copper tubing, is about three feet long, and has a thermometer mounted in the top cap.

What is the purpose of a reflux still?

Unlike pot stills, reflux stills are designed to create higher proof with little to no flavor alcohol. Inside the still is a fractioning column that allows the reflux of liquid to help condense the rising vapor and increase the efficiency of distilling, thus increasing purity.

What is the best type of still?

Copper is definitely the better choice for products like Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Scotch, and traditional Rum, because of the sulfur reduction, as mentioned above. These spirits are also most commonly distilled in pot stills (no reflux), which allows for lots of flavor to come through from the wash.

Which is the most effective forced reflux still design?

….Probably the most well-known and still most effective forced reflux still designs is the “cooling tube” design. In this design, tubes run directly through the column and cold water is run through them. The reason that this design is so effective is because the cooling lines are in direct contact with the rising vapor.

What is the reflux column of a still?

Building The Reflux Column of the Still. The reflux column is the part of the Still that is responsible for producing high proof alcohol. It does this by producing multiple distillations within the column. To build the Reflux column we need to assemble a few things first.

How are Reflux stills different from pot stills?

RS differ from pot stills as they have an additional condenser (called a reflux condenser or dephlegmator) at the top of the column which causes the alcohol vapour to condense to liquid and drip back down the inside of your column, turning back into vapour and travelling up the column again.

How does Brewhaus Pro Series II reflux still work?

Pro Series II reflux distillation columns by Brewhaus allow you to produce a cleaner, higher-proof distillate such as vodka or fuel alcohol. You also still have the option to use it as a more traditional moonshine still by attaching the top portion of the column directly to the lid of the kettle and running it as a pot still.