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  2. PeteB

    Continuous Column Distillation

    The overflow pipe starts at the bottom of the conical boiler so it purges solids before they build up.
  3. Welshbrew

    Anton Paar DMA 35

    Does anyone know the alcohol ABV or ABW accuracy with the DMA 35? For the Snap 41 and 51 they quote accuracy of 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. But nothing quoted on the DMA 35, other than density accuracy which is 0.001 g/cm³. Also regarding the "Basic" version, is this just the previous generation that is now cheaper?
  4. OTR Distiller

    DIN Gasket material for sight glass?

    We use the Buna Gaskets on ours. It is Blue material and is great with high heat and alcohol. Try Brewers Hardware, they have a good selection.
  5. Jedd Haas

    Continuous Column Distillation

    Pete, can you post a picture of your continuous still?
  6. Who makes them and what are your prices? Everything ive seen is side load, i hate those because of where our storage/barrel house is setup. Have a new product and looking to order several pallets to start. Thanks!
  7. Yesterday
  8. Hudson bay distillers

    Continuous Column Distillation

    thanks pete thats what iwas wondering if u were running floats or just a overflow . tim
  9. PeteB

    Continuous Column Distillation

    The bottoms kettle is the boiler, I am feeding the column with flavour filled steam, not with clean steam. I am making whisky, not neutral spirit. The kettle overflows and gravity feeds through tube in shell heat exchanger to re-claim the heat. The outflow does surge a little but I don't think it is a problem.
  10. Lorenzo

    How are you cleaning bottles

    Kris, Are you like pumping the GNS into the bottles, using your filler for a few seconds or what ? I looked at TCW system, has a tank for I assume water, and a filter mounted to its stand, just a little out of my price range right now, I've been thinking about straight CO2 hooked up to a typical air nozzle with at least a 1/4 inch by 10 inch copper or ss tube sort of like an ice maker line. After some experimenting not sure if its just scattering about the dust and micro debris.if I remember my chemistry Argon is heavier and may make a difference but cost is nearly 3 times LOR
  11. Selling off my distillery equipment. Have some bottles left, 1/2 pallet of 375 juniper bottles from Berlin packaging - 12 bottle cases and tops, $.80 per bottle 1/2 pallet of 750 Pancho bottles form Bruni Glass - 6 bottle cases with some wood corks $1 bottle 900 of the 750 Pinch Granduer from OI specialty. - with some wood corks - $1.2 per bottle. Rikutec Fermentation tanks 1000L have three - $300 each 1 SS 250gal tank - $1500 Tube in Tube Wort Chiller from Trident Stills - $1500 Activated Carbon filler housing from Trident Stills - $500
  12. indyspirits

    How are you cleaning bottles

    Curious why you wouldn't rise with the same product you're bottling. Cost?
  13. Southernhighlander

    Dephleg hotter than column

    That's your first bottom plate that's flooding. The sight glass below that (first sight glass at the bottom of the column) does not have a plate behind it. Next time you do a run call us again and Mike will see if he can help balance the columns better so that the bottom plate in the 2nd column does not flood. However, as long as the flooding does not go higher it's not an issue that will keep you from running or maintaining the proof that you want.
  14. Hudson bay distillers

    Continuous Column Distillation

    thanks stumpy we will research that idea tim
  15. captnKB

    Looking to buy used bourbon barrels

    call up the folks at Kelvin Cooperage. They can get you an assortment of used barrels
  16. captnKB

    How are you cleaning bottles

    Most glass always has some kind of particles in it. (dust, bits of cardboard, dirt, residue from the manufacturing process. I use GNS to rinse the bottles at the same proof as the spirit we are bottling. The removes all of the above TCW equipment makes some great affordable, semi auto rinsers.
  17. Stumpy's

    Continuous Column Distillation

    We've had luck with 2 different options: 1. King Gage - http://www.wisnercontrols.com/store/pc/King-Gage-ES2-Slimline-Electronic-Level-Transmitter-19p507.htm 2. 2 Floats and a pump on a VFD - high level float and low level float. When both floats close, pump is on, when both floats open pump is off. User can control speed of pump via vfd to fine tune to input so the bottoms level always stays between the 2 floats...or very close. In my opinion the king gage is the way to go because you can use the 4-20ma output to run the vfd on your pump....totally automatic with no "user tuning". Just my $0.02. Hope it helps!
  18. Hudson bay distillers

    Continuous Column Distillation

    pete , how are you regulating the level of bottoms product in your reboiler . do you have a float inside or a over flow system . were having problems maintaining a constant level in the bottoms kettle . any info would be great tim
  19. Crozehead Cooperage Co

    from Copper to Cooper to Copper still

    Hi! I've actually been to your distillery a few times. I met you on one of the visits.
  20. Lorenzo

    How are you cleaning bottles

    Silk, just to remove dust particles, new bottles that do not come in 6 bottle cases seem to have static type dust in some of them.
  21. jenschmunk@gmail.com

    Dephleg hotter than column

    Hi Paul, Sorry I missed this message! Yes he did. He was such a great help and yes, we got it going! It still floods badly into the second bubble plate on the second column, BUT we are running! Thank you again!!
  22. Stumpy's

    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Boiler sold. Willing to take reasonable offers on the fermenters. Need them out of the way!
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  24. Foreshot

    How to make cuts in moonshine distillation

    Hi Nicola, Try these links: https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Beginner%27s_Guide https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Cuts For the jars have 20-30% of the original volume on hand.
  25. bluefish_dist

    How to make cuts in moonshine distillation

    Not to sound like as a$$, but you need to spend some time reading on home distiller. I understand that English is not your native language, but these are some pretty basic questions. A good start for how much you will make is compute how much alcohol you have in the wort, og vs fg. Then say you have a 10% you would have .4 gallons of alcohol 4 gallons X 10%.. For ease of calculating we will assume your still will capture it all, so take .4/10, thus .04 gallon jars or in metric terms 150ml. Personally I have never made anything I would want to drink after a single distillation on a pot still. That would necessitate a 2nd run. I really only run columns for spirit runs and there are way too many permutations to get into that here.
  26. Patio29Dadio

    Insurance for start ups...

    I dealt (I hope past tense) with the same thing and seem to have mitigated it with a resume and long list of training and related experience. Also included the resume of an experienced consultant that would be engaged as needed. I am purchasing my equipment from Paul Hall and I would assume that I could have worked out something where he would provide a letter to say that he and his distiller provide ongoing support and trouble-shooting to their customers as needed. Insurance underwriters are risk-averse by nature, and like most people they are more fearful of what they don't know. Just think about ways you can strengthen your story. For me, I have run another good sized small business for the last 12 years and have a lot of other related work experience that, along with a list of about a dozen training courses including a week long intensive hands-on stint at Dry Fly (not cheap but worth every penny if you ask me), seem to settle them down.
  27. Patio29Dadio

    truck to grain/feed bin auger

    These guys do it all... https://www.flexicon.com/index.html
  28. HottyToddy77

    truck to grain/feed bin auger

    I did ask several farmers here locally but they mostly have cattle. most the row crop farming is 4 hours away from me.
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