|Stationary parts: what is the Lyne arm|
The simple answer is that the lyne arm is the part of the tank distiller that connects the distiller head to the product condenser. There are many different ways to configure this connection, and each option has a different effect on the resulting spirits flavor.
Lyne Arm vs. Alkali Tube
Before we delve into the way the Rhine Arm affects spirit characteristics, it is worth noting that the history of this name is rather uncertain. "Lyne arm" seems to be the more accepted name, but like many other things, this part has a different name. Sometimes this part is called the "lye pipe", which seems to be the pipe placed between the kettle and the condenser in Scottish slang. The word Lyne Arm originated in Ireland, but no one knows the actual origin of the word.
Lyne Arm Angle
Different angles of the Lyne arm affect the reflux characteristics of the still. Recirculation is the term for steam that condenses on the inner surface of any stationary component. Demister designed for active control of backflow, but there are still many parts that help passive backflow. As a general rule, a Lyne arm angle of more than 90 degrees allows for fewer congeners and provides lighter alcohol by increasing passive reflux and allowing any condensed material to reflux into the kettle. The angle of the lyne arm is lower than 90 degrees, which produces a heavier taste by allowing the material condensed on the lyne arm to contact the condenser. This allows more congeners to pass. The straight lyne arm is considered a neutral position. This can make the spirit more balanced. By increasing the passive reflux back to the kettle, the height of the head on the pot still has a similar effect to the upwardly inclined Lane arm.
Lyne arm shape
These are the simplest options, but like everything else in making fine spirits, there are almost endless variations. In addition to the angle, adjusting the shape of the Lane arm or stationary head will also have an impact on the final product. The vertical "S" or "U" shape helps increase passive return and therefore adds an hourglass shape in the steam path. Any increase in surface area increases the chance of passive backflow.
Experiment with the part of the distillation process and find out the result that is still part of the configuration you are looking for. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, all stationary components must work together to produce a high-quality product. Everyone's "best" will be different, and trying different configurations will help you find the best configuration for you.
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