New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

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New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby The Stig » Thu May 13, 2021 9:45 am

Just arrived, only got the one to judge the quality and the reaction / sellability
Will include our beautiful parrot that isn’t shown here
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby BigRig » Thu May 13, 2021 10:37 am

thing is gorgeous.
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby The Stig » Thu May 13, 2021 10:50 am

And it’s sold .
Congrats to Professor Green :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Postby Clickeral » Thu May 13, 2021 12:25 pm

What kind of pricing are these if you bring them in again?
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby The Stig » Thu May 13, 2021 12:49 pm

$1500 without parrot
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Wellsy » Thu May 13, 2021 3:35 pm

It looks fabulous
If it is just what the doctor ordered will we get a Medicare rebate :laughing-rolling:
Is there a simple version of what this does, I believe it is for flavoured spirits, whiskeys and rums, and is very much used by the Irish distillers. Does the expansion area provide turbulence and movement that encourages a small amount of reflux ?
Does it somehow enhance the flavours. I have never understood what it does to the product much less how
Is there a simplistic short answer to what it does .
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby RC Al » Thu May 13, 2021 4:17 pm

Simplistically, It provides a very small amount of reflux worth a couple points of abv and changes a few reactions of esters which will change the output flavour a bit.

Currently cant find a link to a paper that did a very good test on an onion vs basic head vs swan neck, more difference than you would think and worth worrying about if your after a particular profile. will post it up when I stumble across it again.

They do look cool though
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Wellsy » Thu May 13, 2021 4:29 pm

Thanks RC that’s great
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Professor Green » Thu May 13, 2021 5:21 pm

:banana-dance: :banana-dance: :banana-dance:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby bluc » Thu May 13, 2021 6:31 pm

Professor You gunna run under pot or above plates or or or...
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby The Stig » Thu May 13, 2021 6:38 pm

It’s not just the onion / helmet , it comes complete with the 500mm 4” x 2” riser , 2 bends and the 2” copper condenser as well as all the clamps and seals .
Shipping these things will be a test
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby bluc » Thu May 13, 2021 6:54 pm

Looking forward to results :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Sam. » Thu May 13, 2021 8:14 pm

So shiny :drool:

Glad you were wearing pants when you took that photo :teasing-tease:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby The Stig » Thu May 13, 2021 9:12 pm

I do remember some times :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :teasing-neener:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Professor Green » Fri May 14, 2021 7:19 pm

bluc wrote:Professor You gunna run under pot or above plates or or or...


I'll be running it as a pot still exactly as shown.
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby RuddyCrazy » Fri May 14, 2021 7:37 pm

Now on looking at that pic in detail I can finally see how an onion head should be made :handgestures-thumbupleft: basically the lower part is a frustum and the top section is spun over a former in a lathe. then it is either tig welded or soldered to join it all together. The use of SS for the tri clamps is a nice touch too for long term strength and durability.

Now do you know as I've seen this I'm just going to have to tool up and make my own as I did try copper spinning when making that 1-1/2" boiler but decided the hammer ruled :laughing-rolling: . I reckon a blow torch at the rear of the lathe then use the cross slide to form the copper over the former would make for the nice cap for the onion then a simple bit of drafting will get the template for the frustum.

The big question is can I do all of this for less than the cost of just buying one :laughing-rolling: so one does have to ask what is the price of just the onion with 4" tri clamp connections. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Cheers Bryan
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby bluc » Fri May 14, 2021 7:49 pm

Professor Green wrote:
bluc wrote:Professor You gunna run under pot or above plates or or or...


I'll be running it as a pot still exactly as shown.

Sweet :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby RuddyCrazy » Fri May 14, 2021 8:05 pm

Just had a close up look at that pic and the weld/solder on the temp socket does look like a bird shit weld to me :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: I could be wrong but from that enlarged pic it surely looks like bird shit :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Nathan02 » Fri May 14, 2021 9:00 pm

Hey stig any chance of one in 6"
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Re: New Onion Head / Whiskey Helmet Pot

Postby Dude » Sat May 15, 2021 7:45 am

The Stig wrote:Just arrived, only got the one to judge the quality and the reaction / sellability
Will include our beautiful parrot that isn’t shown here




I have seen this in the flesh and it is a thing of beauty. :mrgreen:
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