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W21 - Multi-column Operations

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Learn how to distil with a multi-column still and disover it's hidden abilities ... in a one day practical workshop.

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R 2,480.00

A fun day learning how to distil with a multi-column still to get the most from the multi-columns.

Master Principle:

• Setting multi-column controls for various spirits and adjusting reflux and ABV for various aromatic levels.

Workshop contents:

• Introduction
  o Welcoming and Introduction of Participants
  o Workshop programme and structure
  o Scope of this workshop
  o Distilling safety
• The anatomy of a multi-column still
• Distilling methods
  o Selecting vapour paths

  o Impact of number of plates on distillation

  o Continuous releasing
      Aromatic spirits
      Neutral spirits

• Temperature and abv interpretations
  o Boiler temperatures
  o Vapour temperatures
  o Coolant temperatures
  o Temperature differentials B-V
  o Temperatures and percentage abv relationships
• Input variables and their impacts
  o Coolant water flow - main/reflux condenser (dephlegmator)
  o Coolant water flow - spirit condenser
  o Heat input
• Practical distillation on multi-column still
  o Participation
  o Filling a still
  o Setting up a still column and coolant flow
  o Starting up and bringing to boil
  o Adjustment when boiling starts
  o Equalising/stabilizing your column
  o The heads
  o Stepped distilling
  o Continuous release distilling
  o Working with CIP (Clean-in-place) features of multi-column stills
  o Shutting down and precautions

• Conclusions, Q&A and discussions

Receipt of your payment will confrm your seat reservation for the course. Please note our terms and conditions for training when cancelling a course. 

Course Fee Includes:

• Nosing/Tasting of different products from same raw materials
• Use of multi-column still during distillation
• Refreshments during course (tea, coffee, cool drink, bottled water)
• Light Lunch (Please inform us of any dietary requirements)


• Starts at 08:00 until approximately 17:00 with lunch at 12h00.

View the training calendar for the Plate Column Operations workshops.


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