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I make Gin. Its a crude 50L keg = 2" tri-clamp into a 2" to 3" adapter - then into a 3" column - 90° bend, reduced to 1" another 90° bend and into a 1" liebig.
I run 2 x 2kW elements at full for heat-up (around 40 minutes) and then dial power to 3kW for the run, both to allow separation and as the liebig can just cope with 3.2kW or so unless I have a crazy flow rate.
So the 100L is a milk can, 4" tri-clamp on top.
I can install 2 x 3kW and use my current power installation just fine.
Am I best to stick to running 2 x 3kW for heat-up and then switch ones off for the run? That way I don't need change the liebig.
Or ditch the liebig and get a shotgun condenser and run 4.5 or more kW?
I guess what I am asking is what is the optimum running power (not heat-up as I am limited to 6kW) for a 100L boiler and 3" pot still? because if it's more than 3kW I need to swap out that liebig.
My rig is ugly so I have no problem upgrading things.. but I need to be able to justify the spend more than making her perdy.