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  2. Lorenzo

    100 gallon Vendome still for sale.

    Tailwinds, Have you sold the Still and the other equipment, no post to the contrary. Thanks.........
  3. Today
  4. needmorstuff

    Bubble plate Gin Stills.. why?

    in the UK most use GNS/NGS, those few that don't (single estate gins) make their own Vodka first and use that. Chase Distillery for instance make their spirit from their own potatoes. I think the bubble plate still must almost exclusively use infusion and yes I guess they either have a huge basket (8" floor standing for a 100litre - 200 litre still) or they swap out the botanicals mid run - but swapping a botanical basket mid run would surely call for a a very complicated protocol and lead to variations from run to run. They wouldnt use bubbe plates with maceration as the bubble plate high abv action would surely strip the flavours.. unless that is the intention.
  5. Falling Rock

    Bubble plate Gin Stills.. why?

    Could be several answers. Maybe that some of the botanical are in the pot. Some people stop distillation and add/change the botanicals in the gin basket during a run. Some do a combo of boiler maceration (juniper_, vapor infusion (cardamom, citrus) in the gin basket and still compound some of the smaller ingredients into the finished liquor. It would be interesting to know how many people actually start with a base fermentation in the boiler vs low wines.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Skaalvenn

    Genio vs. iStill

    I have a Genio 250. Pro: Makes a great vodka. Inexpensive. Con: doesn't seem like the company is interested in updating the firmware, there's a lot to be desired with it. Run times are longer than they state on the website. In it's factory form it will use ridiculous amounts of water each day. Automated heads cut is basically garbage from my experience, I do it manually. Would I buy one again? If I was on the same budget as before, yes. Today? Probably not.
  8. Glenlyon

    Electrical standards for control panels 409 or 508A

    Actually, our panel did fail inspection. We were forced to spend $1100 to get it 'Canadainized'. I suspect however, this was not the fault of the unit, rather the enthusiasm of the inspector who saw an opportunity, wherein it would be unlikely we would complain as we were eager to keep the process moving. He won, we paid - sigh. Such as it is.
  9. Glenlyon

    Genio vs. iStill

    I have two Genios - a 100L and a 250L. They are pretty good on power and they produce a great product - assuming they are cleaned and maintained, of course.
  10. DGDM1967

    Genio vs. iStill

    I have a genio, works amazing.
  11. Southernhighlander

    Electrical standards for control panels 409 or 508A

    George, To date we have never had any of our panels fail an inspection in Canada and we have several distilleries in Canada using gour equipment. All of those panels were built in the USA with all UL/cUL components and they met the requirements of the US NEC 409 standard for control panels, however they do not carry the 508A panel UL listing. It will be a few more weeks before we become a UL/cUL listed shop. NEC 409 panels will pass inspection anywhere in the US and so far mine have passed every inspection in Canada as well. If you have any doubts I am glad to supply you with a cUL listed Chromalox panel as I am a Chromalox dealer and that panel is n the same price range and has a similar PID module, so it is no problem for us to supply you with a panel that will pass inspection in Canada.
  12. GeorgeK

    Electrical standards for control panels 409 or 508A

    Hello Paul. I will be needing to get in touch with your team in the next week or two to start discussing ordering equipment; please let me know if it's best to do that by email or phone? In the meantime, can you confirm whether your current or potentially new panels will have either CSA certification or more likely, formal cUL certification for us Canucks? Our electrical inspector says "not good enough" that US-made panels meet UL specs and are UL certified if they're not plastered with cUL or CSA stickers. Our Chinese contacts say "we can put whatever stickers you want on our electronics" but we're of course not interested in that. Thanks, and will be in touch. George
  13. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Sarah Gunn wants to help solve the Australian Strawberry Crisis: https://istillblog.com/2018/09/22/tasmanian-distiller-helps-solve-the-australian-strawberry-crisis/ Regards, Odin.
  14. MG Thermal Consulting

    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    If anyone needs a chiller/heat exchanger to crash - I have some refurbs in stock. Expect less than an hour crash with htx and chiller combo working from a cold poly reservoir. Mike G
  15. indyspirits

    Periodic ABV Audits

    Anyone use Midwest Labs in Nebraska for their periodic abv audits? If not, who have you used and what's been your experience? Edit: Corrected spelling
  16. indyspirits

    Bottling line help

    Agreed! We used to manually combine but not just file as loss.
  17. needmorstuff

    Bubble plate Gin Stills.. why?

    Call me stupid but why do people run 4 and sometimes 6 bubble plates before a gin basket? Is it to ensure the only thing coming through the basket is high proof? and whilst we are on it.. how do they get enough botanicals in a basket - seems to me the proportional size of a gin basket for any still would make the basket huge.
  18. et1883

    Hello from Argentina!

    welcome to the group, Mato! Best of luck with your projects!
  19. Stumpy's

    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Hi there. I could probably separate those fermentation tanks...I have someone interested in just the mash tun. I could do $28,000 for the two fermenters. Thanks, Adam
  20. Lassiter Distilling Co

    BOTTLES 750ml & 1 Liter $0.15/bottle

    Hey there. We'd love to pick up a pallet of the 750 ml. I'll send you a pm to, or please me at gentry@lassiterdistilling.com.
  21. Rob, Thanks for the complement. Good luck with your upgrade and we look forward to trying to create the great spirits we know the still is capable of. Tim
  22. Last week
  23. This still was only used for 4 month before we outgrew it. We were keeping it on hand, but no longer need it. 6 Plate column with dephlegmator and gin basket -- Still comes with the controller to hold the dephlegmator within 1 degree of set temperature. 240 V single phase 1 pH 50 amps Buyer pays shipping from South Dakota. Asking $8,000 OBO Mark Eschenbacher @ Badlands Distillery | Kadoka, SD
  24. We are expanding our business and no longer have room for this still. This still is as good as new, just too small for our production sizes. Re-flux still with dephlegmator 480 V 3pH 10 inch column, 4 plates Heavy duty mixer can also be used as mash tun. Asking $19,999. Buyer pays shipping. We're located in South Dakota. Please call (605) 837-3000 for questions and inquiries. Mark Eschenbacher @ Badlands Distillery
  25. HedgeBird

    Bottling line help

    This is also my experience with our four spout expressfill volumetric filler. We even replaced the laser cut rubies that are intended to control the fill speed by being exactly the same diameter and its always still a bit off between spouts. I will say that I do not think that having to do all four bottles at the same time is a disadvantage over being able to do four individually. Our routine is: pull four full bottles and set them to your left; place four empty bottles on filler; hit the start button to begin filling; as the four bottles are filling you cork the four you just pulled; by the time you have corked those four you wait about four seconds for the next batch to finish. Also when your doing over a thousand bottles in a run I dont really care that we end up with four half filled bottles over just one half filled bottle.
  26. HottyToddy77

    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    I would be interested in the fermentation tanks if you separate. send me a price
  27. bluefish_dist

    Amendment to drop DSP Bond Time Line

    I was quicker than that. Maybe a month. But that was when the law first went into effect.
  28. Rhody-O

    Bottling line help

    Love to see a pic of your platform, if you don't mind!
  29. To those that have filed an amendment to drop DSP Bond, how long did it take? My Amendment was submitted 45 days ago and is still "REVIEW IN PROCESS" and "Amendment Pending."
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