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The lid is lifting on my Air Still when I use it

This can occur for the following reasons;

  1. The “wash” has not completely fermented out. Please check to make sure that the Specific Gravity (SG) of the wash is below 990.
  2. Make sure that the still only has 4 litres of wash per cycle, overfilling can also cause problems.
  3. Add more ceramic rings to the still when distilling a wash to prevent “foaming”.

This foaming can block the outlet pipe causing the lid to lift. Add distilling conditioner to the wash before distilling to avoid foaming. This is probably the fail safe way to prevent this problem.