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== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
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=== Table of Boiling Points ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_acetate|Methyl Acetate] = 56.9C
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol|Methanol] = 64.7C
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_acetate] = 77.1C
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol|Ethanol] = 78C
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propan-1-ol|1-Propanol] = 97.1C
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetic_Acid|Acetic Acid] = 118C (though this and other acids can react to form esters!)
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=== Incredibly Useful Graphs ===
  
 
* '''[[Media:Distillation t graph.png|Vapor Phase composition vs. Distillate Temperature]]''' - for EtOH / Water
 
* '''[[Media:Distillation t graph.png|Vapor Phase composition vs. Distillate Temperature]]''' - for EtOH / Water
 
* '''[[Media:distilling_efficiency.png|Vapor Phase composition vs. Pot Composition]]''' - assists in determining efficient reflux ratios when operating a reflux still (EtOH / Water)
 
* '''[[Media:distilling_efficiency.png|Vapor Phase composition vs. Pot Composition]]''' - assists in determining efficient reflux ratios when operating a reflux still (EtOH / Water)
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=== Other Neato Stuff ===
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* '''[[Media:proof_table.pdf|Proofing table]]''' - relates specific gravity of a liquid to its US Proof value.
 
* '''[[Media:proof_table.pdf|Proofing table]]''' - relates specific gravity of a liquid to its US Proof value.
 
* '''[[Media:ind_solvents_etoh.pdf|Industrial Data for Ethanol]]''' - otherwise known as everything you could have ever possibly asked about the solvent ethanol, in a 47 page document.
 
* '''[[Media:ind_solvents_etoh.pdf|Industrial Data for Ethanol]]''' - otherwise known as everything you could have ever possibly asked about the solvent ethanol, in a 47 page document.

Revision as of 17:17, 5 January 2011

Contents

Noisebrige Distilled

About

This page gives people some info about the art of building, maintaining, and/or operating a still

The Equipment

Still Components

A pot, and a condenser :). Optionally, a reflux column.

Materials

  • Glass is awesome for teaching and for beginners, but has crappy thermal properties.
  • Copper with integrated heating coils is the choice of many pro distillers, but it is a real bear to keep clean, and reacts very badly to acids and bases.

Resources

Table of Boiling Points

  • Acetate = 56.9C
  • [1] = 64.7C
  • [2] = 77.1C
  • [3] = 78C
  • [4] = 97.1C
  • Acid = 118C (though this and other acids can react to form esters!)

Incredibly Useful Graphs

Other Neato Stuff

  • Proofing table - relates specific gravity of a liquid to its US Proof value.
  • Industrial Data for Ethanol - otherwise known as everything you could have ever possibly asked about the solvent ethanol, in a 47 page document.

Legality

Owning and operation of a still is legal in California as given by part 23367 of the ABC code. Full unabridged (read: annoying) text of the 2010 ABC code can be found here: [5]

Note: Still laws vary state to state, so check to make sure you aren't breaking any laws!

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