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The function of the pot still starts, fittingly enough, inside the pot itself. The pot is a large tub-like base to which the rest of the components attach themselves. This is where the liquid about to be distilled starts its transformative journey. The pot may be heated by a variety of different methods. This can include a steam jacket lining the outside walls of the pot or even a steam coil inside the pot itself.
The length, diameter, and angle of the lyne arms determine how quickly the vapors and the swan neck shape the character of the spirit, such as whiskey.
During distillation, this vapor travels up the gooseneck at the top of the pot still and down the lyne arm; after which it travels through the condenser, where it’s cooled to yield a distillate with a higher concentration of alcohol than the original liquid.
Distillation Column with Bubble Caps
A distillation column is an essential item used for the distillation of liquid mixtures in order to separate the mixture into its component parts or fractions, based on the differences in volatilities. The purpose of a distillation column is to separate a compound containing two or more mutually soluble solutions by their variation of individual boiling points.
A dephlegmator is a device set for the partial condensation of a multicomponent vapor stream. The vapor stream flows vertically upwards and the condensate (condensed vapor) runs back down under the influence of gravity.
A tube-type heat exchanger dephlegmator at the top of the distillation column sends the distillate back toward the boiler, with a cooling water inlet and outlet, topped with a thermowell.
The hot vapor enters the downpipe from above, exits from the bottom of the downpipe, rises upward, passing through the tray of botanicals, and exits through a horizontal tube at the top.
The gin basket allows for botanicals to be used in the vapor path added for a very clean, top-class end product.
This is a device or unit used to condense vapor into liquid, with a cooling water inlet and outlet, topped with a thermowell.
A distiller’s parrot is connected between the condenser and collection container. It allows the distillate to flow through on its way to the collection container. DEGONG can custom designed and shaped parrot outlets according to your specific requirements.
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