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Thank you for your kind words @punkin.
I have been busy with some family affairs and did not have time even to read the posts in the forums, but I have not quit distilling. Now things are more sorted out and I have more time for our hobby.
Here is a bit of an update:
Those of you who read my posts elsewhere know that I am very excited about every aspect of this hobby and like to try all. I have been working with a modular glass setup which allows me to do many of the possible setups and I even tried continuous distillation.
As I gained more experience, now is the time for moving from experimental to some proper working environment and a proper setup.
With their great help, I am in the process of gathering the parts for a CD setup. Hopefully I will be joining the SD family soon.
My boiler "problem" is yet to be solved and I was working on different ideas. I think I will go for a couple of milk cans.
After considering various options on how to heat, I decided to try an induction stove and it arrived today. You may find this interesting. I experimented with it for boiling water and it looks very promising. It heats water faster than an electrical water heater (a kettle?). It has build in controls, very easy to adjust. It seems I can have the advantages of both gas and electrical element heating aswell. We shall see when I have the milk cans made.
I have two uj style fruit ferments going on. One is apples for brandy and apple pie and one is grape+raisins for raki. I have also kind of perfected my raki making process, which may be interesting for some friends who are doing infusions.
A friend brought a bottle of sake the other day. We liked it very much and they are asking if I can make some. I am now working on rice. I have to find a workaround since I can't find koji here.
I think this sums it up briefly.
It feels nice to be posting again and thanks again for the welcome @punkin