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I recently purchased "The Bells and Whilstles, Dash 2" And have run into a few issues when trying to use it...
I am completely new to this and so my question probably really simple and hopefully easy to fix... I am having some issues controlling the temperature at the head of the reflux column.
From what I have read in a number of books is that the foreshots should come off at 65 Degrees and then Ethanol at 78 Degrees however I just cant get these temperatures at the head of the column. Instead everything seems to come off at much lower temperatures (58-61 for foreshots & then it just wont go above around 70 Degrees).
I have tried running a high heat and high coolant flow and low heat and low coolant flow plus everything inbetween and just cant seem to get the temperatures I read about in the books.
Should I be worrying about these temperatures or should I just be worrying about the flow out of the parrot? What sort of settings do others run similar set ups on, I would be keen to know as its driving me mad not being able to control what appears to be something so simple!