1° CHOOSE THE ALAMBIC - DISTILLATOR MODEL
Which PLANTS do you want to distill?
P.A.M .: Thyme, rosemary, sage, savory ...
Lavender, helychrise, ginger, ylang ylang, eucalyptus, lemongrass, vetiver… ..
Cloves, pepper, cinnamon….
Roses, orange blossom… ..
What do you want to get?
Hydrosols, Essential oils, both?
I want to produce:
Quantity to be distilled in kgs per day?
Take into account the time of picking / harvesting, handling, transport and the time of distillation of the plant
- In general, a still tank of 1000 liters accommodates 130 to 200 kgs of fresh plants
- A 100 liter still accommodates 12 to 20 kgs of fresh plants
What distillation method do you want to use?
Vapo-distillation = steam entrainment: plants placed on a perforated stainless steel grid, introduction of gentle steam under the grid - The best quality (AFNOR standard) and yield
hydro distillation = water distillation - Plants are immersed in water, still tank directly on the fire (To reserve with rose, orange blossom)
Vapo-hydrodistillation intermediate method: plants separated by perforated stainless steel grid, water boiling below, still tank placed on the fire
YOU CAN CHECK SEVERAL METHODS IF YOU DESIRE AN ALAMBIC DISTILLER THAT ALLOWS THE 3 METHODS
CAPACITY of the still (in liters)
Pay attention to the density: Examples:
For a quality distillation, a still tank of 1000 liters can accommodate a maximum of 200 kgs of fresh plants
Example: 100 liter still = 20 kgs of plants = 20 liters of hydrosols per pass
- HE if the yield is 0.1% then you will get 20 gr of HE, i.e. about 20 ml of HE per pass of 10 kgs of plants:
Do you want a lifting system to extract the plants from the tank?
Do you want a separator to separate essential oils and hydrosols?
Do you want useful accessories for distillation?
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