Copper Vapor Generator Alembic Distilling Column & Condenser



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For essential oils or hydrosols please refer to model 72810 - this system does not include a tubular condenser with refining lentils which are totally unnecessary for this type of distillation.

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This model is intended for steam distillation only. This industrial system is recommended for alcohol distillations as the condenser includes a refining lentil which allows the distiller to obtain higher concentrations of alcohol without the need to process additional distillations.

Alembic Pot: The 400 litre pot is intended to act solely as a boiler. As shown in the diagram above it should be mounted within a brick structure (not included) to help preserve the heat source. Built with a thicker gauge of copper sheeting -1,2mm side walls and 3mm bottom plate (like all other industrial models) the pot includes a semi automatic water inlet with a one way valve and a 220V electric high pressure water pump. An exterior glass level with scale is also included. A brass locking system is used between the pot and head to facilitate its removal. This model includes a cast iron door for wood combustion - complete with interior ash tray, cleaning recipient and metallic grid. If so desired some other heat source may be installed.

Column: The boiler generates vapour which travels through the piping into the bottom of the column. Here the vapour is evenly dispersed by means of a copper steam disperser. When compacting large quantities of organic material, a supplied copper sieve should be placed midway in the column. This is to distribute the weight of the organic material in the column and not clog the passage of vapours at the bottom. There are 3 different column sizes to choose from: 150L; 250L and 350L. The column should only be filled up to 50% of its capacity to function correctly. To facilitate opening and closing of the lid, the column includes a solid brass exterior ring with locking devices and gasket to insure that no pressure is lost. To ease the lifting of the lid (quite heavy) a pulley with a counterweight is included. To facilitate the task of discharging, the column includes a flip-flop axle to turn the column onto its side.

Condenser: The vapours rise and enter the copper tubular condenser directly into the copper refining plates located at the top of the condenser. These plates, which are surrounded by a slow internal cold water stream, refine the distillate before it enters the tubular condensing tubes which provide more efficient condensing.

Warranty of distilling system - Up to 10 years depending on usage.

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