Billy Bob Boka

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Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 pm

Hey peeps,

Tried to upload some pics but it's pretty clunky so I've made a link to a (removed link by admin)

Cheers,

J.
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Sam. » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:53 am

What’s the site glass for?

Also not the best idea to link to things with your actual name on it....
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby MaKa » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 am

The Google photos location also has the location the photo was taken too.
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:02 am

Thanks for the tip guys. I'm a dingus for not thinking of that... Any idea how to edit the post?

I'm putting a sight glass below the RC so I can see the magic happen.
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Sam. » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:17 am

I removed your link mate just put up pics through the forum :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:54 pm

Finally managed to get some pics up after getting logged out a few times. Soooo frustrating. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:59 pm

Some more pics
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm

Being a fridgy I wanted it perfect but struggled using Mapp gas as I couldn't get access to an oxy. Oh well it doesn't look as pretty.
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm

Sweet how long is packed section?
Are you.really.a fridge? :teasing-tease:
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:10 pm

Haha. Just saw that... It's 1.5m which was straight off home distiller recommendation...
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 pm

Have done several birdwatchers and people can't tell that it's home made Voddy! I'm dang stoked.

Now to make a pot still for some gin and whisky... Recommendations for designs please...
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 pm

:laughing-rolling: pelican pot is a good design :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:53 am

Thanks bluc
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby woodduck » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 am

Nice job mate, looks the goods :handgestures-thumbupleft:

The boka does make great neutral, slow but great :))

You have a pot still right there. Remove the packing and run it with the output tap completely open. Strip it flat out then use a power controller to slow it down for a spirit run.

Good luck mate.
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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby Jono » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Thanks woodduck! Does it matter about column height using it as a pot? Or could I just put the condenser head straight on the keg?

Cheers,

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Re: Billy Bob Boka

Postby scythe » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 am

Heat is not a massive concern with a pot still.
You might want a bit of height to allow you some time to stop a puke before if spurts out the condensor.
300mm or so?
I would definitely have the glass section at the keg, then an extension and finally out to the PC.

Or set it up as a hybrid pot still.
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