Egon Gin – Recipe of the month
Arduino Code ver0.2
Gin is an entire cosmos in itself. An overwhelming variety of tastes, different methods and even more recipes. For a start I was preparing a gin via maceration. Grain spirit extracts the flavours from the botanicals. Then distilling the spirit gives the gin. Here is my recipe for Egon Gin. The botanicals: 12 g juniper […]
Drawings Issue 02
In the last months significant improvements were made on the code. Today ver 0.2 is released. The main new features are: all variable names in English. improved sensitivity of the leak sensor. The leak sensor recognises fluids inside the case. The red LED will be constantly flashing if a leak was detected. Do not touch any […]
Birdwatchers – Recipe of the Month
Two months ago the drawings issue 01 was posted. Making the microstill I found typos and errors that needed to be corrected. In issue 02 these are corrected. Regarding the piping, the design was improved. Now it is possible to first solder the inner tubing of the cooler and then the outer tubing. The instructable […]
Time Lapse Video
Birdwatchers is a simple recipe for sugar wash. Sometimes it is referred to as TPR (tomato past recipe). It produces a neutral wash and can easily be scalled. I regard it as a fail safe recipe with a great taste. My recipe is calculated for 15 % final ABV. The amounts will yield a total volume […]
Arduino Code Published
A one hour demonstration of the microstill. One liter of cider (15 %) is distilled to 190 mL eau de vie (62 %).
Bierbrand – Recipe of the Month
Please find below the two Arduino codes required to make your microstill work. The first program GetAddress is used to read the unique address of the temperature sensors. After the address has been read it needs to be inserted into the microstill code. GetAddress_ver0.1.pdf The second program microstill, runs the micrstill. After having adjusted the […]
Pictures of the microstill
Bierband or eau-de-vie de bière is obtained by the distillation of beer. It must be distilled in such a way that the distillation product has the flavor characteristics of beer. I was curious about the taste and how well it resembles the hops aroma. I picked a Pilsner beer from the local supermarked. Nothing special. […]
Explainer Video Posted
The microstill is complete! After publishing the drawings and the bill of material, a few days ago, I assembled the microstill. To be honest, the assembly was faster than expected. It took only 9 hours in total. Now, I cannot wait for the first runs to be completed.
Bill of Material ver 0.1
Happily presenting the explainer video on the microstill. Have fun!
All drawings and the bill of material are complete! The individual drawings are linked to the corresponding module at the main page. The complete BoM as per today can be found below. Module Item Description Quantity Unit 1 Electrical Enclosure 200x120x75 mm 1 pcs 1 Cable gland M25 1 pcs 1 Cable gland M16 3 […]