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Final cooling water temperature from condenser


eganter

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Hello,

In planning our equipment, I am looking to re-use our condenser cooling water for our rum wash. I would like to heat the water back up with excess steam after it leaves our still. Here is my question. What is the average temperature of water leaving a condenser. My plan is to use heat transfer and send the water into totes and then transfer it to open top fermenters at 85 degrees.

Thanks, Eric

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It varies depending on the ABV of the steam running through it.

At 95% ABV you will be at about 160.

At 20% ABV you will probably be around 200

Also varies upon condenser design, flow and input temp.

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