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Still: Workhorse - production reflux column still
All copper adjustable reflux 76mm x 1.5m column still column
The Liquid Management design of the WORKHORSE PRODUCTION REFLUX still is capable of producing products ranging from full-bodied spirits typical of pot stills through any desired level of purity up to laboratory quality azeotrope. A real workhorse!
- Based on an 18% alcohol mash:
- 75ml azeotrope (>95%) per minute, 4.5L/hour or 157 bottles (750ml at 38% abv) per day over a 10 hour shift and a 300L boiler filled with 250L mash at 18%abv.
- Based on a 12% alcohol mash:
- 50ml of azeotrope (>95% purity) per minute (3 Liter Azeotrope per hour) - laboratory quality alcohol.
- 120ml (at 43% abv) per minute or 12 bottles (750ml) per hour.
The total height of the PRODUCTION REFLUX column is 1.5m. The column is 76mm diameter but overall width is 125mm due to the product cooler thermometer and mounting flange.
The output rate depends on how it is used how well the boiler and column are insulated and what product is being made. When being used to produce pure ethanol ie. vodka it is designed to produce 50ml/min of azeotrope at a power input of 5000W. It can be pushed harder to increase output rate but with possible loss of product quality.
The production rates quoted above are for production of high purity vodka which is the most difficult task for a still requiring high reflux levels.
That factor does not apply when distilling flavoured spirits so the rate of production increases considerably for any given power input.
Unfortunately it’s impossible to quantify that increase as it depends on the particular characteristics of each type of flavoured spirit and whether that spirit is to be “full bodied” or “light” or to have any particular keynote. However whatever the desired end product the PRODUCTION REFLUX enables full control to be exercised at each stage of the “cuts” process associated with production of high quality flavoured spirits.