Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

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Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:55 pm

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Just another reason why FSD gear is so good!

Only needed to buy the short piece of 2" TC pipe to put this together using some of my neutraliser bits. Better than Lego!

I tried other configurations before I added the extra piece of pipe but found the boiler wanted to tip over due to all the weight being on one side whereas this is nice and stable.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Doubleuj » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:52 pm

:dance: happy days!!! Nice configuration, reminicant of a pelican build I've seen here.
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Andy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:59 pm

looks great :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks guys.

It was indeed inspired by one of the swan/pelican builds I saw here.

I will be truly happy with it when I can find some time to run the damned thing. At the rate things are going that won't be until Easter.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Great looking pot :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Urrazeb » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:50 pm

Very nice! Shell pump out some better gear than the T5 :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:56 pm

Thanks mate.

Pretty pleased with it I have to say.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:02 pm

Urrazeb wrote:Very nice! Shell pump out some better gear than the T5 :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Indeed! The T500 pot is OK, don't get me wrong; it does what it is advertised to do but it just wasn't for me. I tend to want the best of everything and well, you know, FSD...

I ended up giving T500 pot AND the T500 copper column to a mate as they are both much better that what he currently uses.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby rumdidlydum » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:16 pm

Very nice greeny.
The pelican look is defantetly a pleasure on the eye :O)
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Thanks rummy.

It definitely has that certain something doesn't it.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Speedmaster71 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:14 pm

Very nice :handgestures-thumbupleft: Is that the original boiler that came with the T500?
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:31 pm

Yep, it's the T500 boiler with the alembic dome lid.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby bluc » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Has it had it maiden voyage yet? :D
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:33 pm

Non in that exact configuration. I ran some hazelnut schnapps a number of weeks ago in an almost identical set up (without the 150mm section) which is how I discovered how easy it was to tip over. Had to tie the still to the roof beam of the shed with some rope to stabilise it before I could run it.

The hazelnut schnapps turned out crap too. Bit of a shame really as the maceration smelled amazingly good. :angry-banghead:

I'll need to do another absinthe run soon so it'll get a go then. Have to some macrum out of the way first.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Titan8 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:44 pm

It is very nice looking unit prof and if it fails to produce alcohol im pretty sure you could get a tune out of it. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:21 pm

It's not a still, it's a vapour powered tuba!

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby bluc » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:13 pm

Lol :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby 1 2many » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:03 pm

Top notch up grade professor.

Looks great and you can't beat the FSD Maccano components :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby Professor Green » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:15 pm

You're not wrong mate, modularity is THE way to go and FSD gear is, without doubt, the mutts nuts. Having said that, I reckon the copper porn that pops up here from time to time is amazing too.

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Re: Bye bye T500 Pot still, hello...

Postby captainmorgan36 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:41 am

Just wondered if you done a run through it now, and how it came out?

I ask, because I am thinking about replicating it!
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