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I'm putting the final touch on my first still...
I think I will go with a 8 gallons tank + 2000W element... (hopping to do ~5 gallons batches, so no need for anything bigger)
The tank that I'm interested in come with either 2'' or 4'' lid, which give me a bunch of options.
I'm was trying to build a column that will give me the maximum of flexibility (ABV of 50% to 95+ if possible... I know...)
So, I was thinking of getting 4" Torpedo (1 x 3 ProCap) + a Baby Crystal Dragon (4 x 1 ProCap)... from what I understand, it will give me the equivalent of a 5 plates... (Obviously the first plate will let more product through, but since only so much will be able to go to the next level, the rest will fall back down... I think)
Now, what about if I have 3 x 4'' plates instead + a Baby Crystal Dragon... will adding 2 x 4'' plate create more refluxing (in the 4'' section), that adding 2 plate to the Baby Crystal Dragon... and therefore a higher ABV per added plates???
Not sure if 2000W is strong enough to make any difference...
(Given the batch size that I'm looking at, I don't think I could justify 10 x 4'' for the odds time I will want to make vodka... but if I could get there with 3 x 4'' + a Baby Crystal Dragon....)