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I'll be making single shot gin from grain mash with 2 passes through an 8 plate 8" crystal dragon setup using a gin basket (or 2) as a carter head on the second pass/spirit run. For OH&S reasons, so I don't have to climb up and down ladders all day to replace botanicals, I'm planning to position my gin baskets at eye level. This means I have to have loop in the vapour line, with a down pipe from the head to the basket and then an up leg to get back high enough for the condenser, with the gin basket(s) and a bypass on a 3 way valve setup at the bottom of the loop (see picture). The bypass will be used for stripping runs, heads, tails etc and I switch over and put the heads through the gin baskets. The gin basket has a drain valve but I'm wondering if I'll need to put an extra drain point or even a return to the pot at the bottom of the loop for when its running on bypass. Has anyone tried anything like this?