Distillers Liebig Condenser for Liquid Management.
Hand Crafted in the Great Britain.
First of all I would to say please do not take any notice of some claptrap put out by some of the other makers of these products whom belittle people who make top quality Liebigs in there own workshops. Sour grapes. The very nature of the product makes it a hand made item and not a mass produce item. Therefore making their products hand made in a workshop/garage, probably not even in this country?
I have produced (in my workshop!) a couple of all copper Liebig Condensers. Named after Justus Baron von Liebig. Probably pronounced Leebig. The original inventor although there were a couple of other people that invented similar contraptions around the same time, but it was his name that took title. Just a little info to contemplate.
These are suitable for use with a 54mm column and the larger of the two a 75mm column. Both can be used with a 54mm column. They are entirely made of copper and plumbers silver solder, which incidentally does not come into contact with the liquid / alcohol side of things. There is a 15mm pipe for your liquid management and a 22mm jacket for cooling management. The photos show various fittings for connection to standard half inch garden hose. These adapters are mainly Hozelock in conjunction with John Guest and standard compression plumbing fittings. These is for illustrative purposes only and are not included in the sale. You will obviously use what ever fitting suits you.
The 15mm pipe will need a metal control valve / needle valve at the top near the column head to control the flow of the good stuff, but for the cooling water the plastic John Guest or similar i.e. washing machine tap will suffice. I use the blue marker disc in reverse as I find this makes the removal of the push on fittings a doddle to remove.
The all important measurements, the smaller of the two is 78cm overall with 6cm x 15mm product tails and 6cm x 15mm coolant tails. The 22mm coolant jacket is 60cm long. The larger of the two is 100cm overall with product tails of 9cm x 15mm and 6cm x 15mm coolant tails. The 22mm coolant jacket is 75cm long. For pricing purposes I will call the small one the 78cm Liebig and the larger one 100cm Liebig.
If you would like a different size to what is offered please do not hesitate to contact me.
I have now made a couple more Liebig’s I will put one on eBay and one on www.distillingdominoes.co.uk Overall length is 72cm with a 15mm product tube and a 28mm cooling jacket. product tails and cooling tails are 8cm long. Being a 28mm cooling jacket it should more than cope with the average still column. All the Liebig’s I have for sale are polished and brush lacquered with clear lacquer, all except the last 25mm where your connections will be made.
Control the flow of your product into the parrot via a copper Liebig. Control the temperature of the product into the parrot to get the correct proof reading around the 20ºC mark.
Please please please if you live in a post code that is more expensive to deliver to get in touch with me before you order. You know the area you live in so you know what to expect. This will save a lot of aggravation and embarrassment. I do feel for you but there is not much I can do about it. Postage is expensive wherever you live it just more expensive for some than it is for others. The up side is the area is probably remote, quiet and beautiful so you you have to pay for that in some way or another.