Air Still Gin Basket.

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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Mash » Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 am

May I suggest you are measuring the wrong bit. 17.5 is the inside width of the kettle. That's not it.

When you put the lid on you need the sieve to rise into the lid. Because of the seal and lip etc that is 16cm

This has given me an idea. Do you think silicone hose would be safe to use inside?
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by chuck » Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 am

should be off near wilko in next few days so see if i can pick 1 up. saves leaving our lass without a sieve and keeps me out of bother
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Mash » Tue May 28, 2019 8:15 pm

Smooth move. :D
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Easydrinker » Tue May 28, 2019 10:56 pm

Mash wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 am
May I suggest you are measuring the wrong bit. 17.5 is the inside width of the kettle. That's not it.

When you put the lid on you need the sieve to rise into the lid. Because of the seal and lip etc that is 16cm
Long, long ago, in a galaxy,far,far away, I remember a forum and a certain moderator who was constantly stating;
"You must do this!" or, "You have to do that!"
I cannot be arsed to now measure the inside of my kettle, but as I only ever make 2 litres at a time, my sieve does not need to go into the lid.
And it works for me. :D
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Mash » Wed May 29, 2019 7:27 am

Absolutely agree.

The reason I designed it to fit snugly in the lid was to minimise vapour getting past it while maximising the still volume.
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Jennysgin » Wed May 29, 2019 7:09 pm

Turns out the colander I was planning to use doesn't fit! :roll:
Does this look about right?
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by chuck » Wed May 29, 2019 8:03 pm

i seen that the other day when i had a look on website. was planning on this and snapping the handles and base off and see how it fit

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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Easydrinker » Thu May 30, 2019 7:13 am

Looks good to me.

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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by Mash » Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 am

Measurements sound about right. No sure if the holes are a bit big?

Not a huge issue a bit of muslin would solve, if it proves to be a bit of an issue.
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Re: Air Still Gin Basket.

Post by gaza the instructor » Thu May 30, 2019 4:12 pm

This is the type I bought.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1Pc-Stainles ... bfJoMYBz1A
Have a measure up but works ok for me.
This is a good start for the other bits.
https://www.prime-miniatures.co.uk/catalog/threaded-rod
Or of coarse E-Bay
Forgot to mention If you go for M2 fitments it goes thru the holes in the base.
Thin but not really important as no weight is supported. :)
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