MaggiesFarm Posted February 16, 2012 Share Posted February 16, 2012 I was put under the impression by pretty well-known consultant in the industry that the cutoff point for where you can no longer use a direct-fired steam bath is around 250-300L still. In speaking with another consultant regarding an actual purchase of equipment, I was told that they've used electrical heating elements on stills with a steam bath up to 1000L. Someone else had basically backed up this statement by saying they've seen electrical elements used on larger stills as well. I'm looking to avoid the need for a boiler not only for cost reasons, but also for local zoning issues. Just wondering what the school of thought was amongst everyone else. Pros are obviously the initial cost savings, but what are the cons? Longer run-up times? Electrical requirements? Increased utility costs? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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