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  1. Wiring Control Box

    personally i cant afford an electrician so we raised one lol he has his red seal i ll forward him this thread and see if he can venture a guess . tim
  2. Rice Whiskey

    did u test the gravity with a refractometer or hydrometer . bear in mind tasting sweet can be deceptive to determine conversion the same enzymes that convert starch in your mash is also in your mouth so are you tasting sweet because its converted or are u tasting sweet because it converting in your mouth lol . tim
  3. Spirit Still Cooling System

    there ya go tons of good info .....where in canada are you from
  4. Spirit Still Cooling System

    nice id say one tote of water wont keep up to them lol your PC temp is one thing but remember your deflag needs to be fed with a constant source with little to no variation in temp or pressure . i would think you would need a serious cooling system to pull it off with a tote full of water . there is a member on here called MG thermal systems [hope i got that name right sorry if im wrong } that could set u up and would know the math off top of his head hopefully he chimes in seems very knowledgeable with these city type setups . if u get tired of the city hassel ill make you a good deal on a country property with its own well . cant beat free water with a view lol tim
  5. Spirit Still Cooling System

    how big is your still
  6. Spirit Still Cooling System

    depending what town your in as long as its built by a plumber or signed off by a plumber inspections shouldnt be a worry ...guess it depends what province ur from tim
  7. Spirit Still Cooling System

    to me that would depend on ur location if ur paying for water or not . in the country off a big bore well u can recirculate back into the well or recirculate into a tank and reuse the water for mashing or cleaning . recirculating thru a system that extracts the heat and uses it to heat buildings or cement slabs is a option . if ur in aarea that has no use for the heat it can be ran thru a hydronic rad and fan before re entering the holding tank . i think it all depends where u are urban or rural as to your options and how much heat you produce to be able to size your cooling system . at our old location recirculating in a big bore well was perfect set up now at our new location its not a option due to the location of the well compared to location of distillery . there are some very creative ideas out there jus depends on your operation and its size . tim
  8. At what point is a pot still too big?

    so im curious what systems are in place to monitor the bottoms product to in sure no alcohol is being wasted . can the bottom product be recirculated thru the system if it is not completely stripped or are you useing a reboiler in hopes of lifting any alchol out of the bottoms product . if the feed is heated to say 175 under pressure once it is released into the column and expands to atmospheric pressure ethanol should instantly flash vaporise from the heat and the pressure change allowing the heavier bottom product to drop thru the column , but still has to be monitored before being pumped out . there are various monitoring systems designed to determine the content of the bottoms product and to send it either to the reboiler or to bottom product storage , but these systems are made for large scale columns{in access of 70 feet }and would not be suited to craft distillery sized operations . any idea what would be used on a smaller scale would be appreciated some body must have thought of some thing or are they just rely on the temp of the bottoms product as a guide , say bottoms out of the reboiler at 190 would ensure ethanol is long gone and no longer a pumpable product . tim
  9. using Honey - avoiding sediment

    we buy honey from a local colony ,huterite colony not bee colony lol its 2 bucks a pound filtered twice after extraction if u add one tbl spoon of water to every gallon of warmed honey and then whip it it will filter much easier but will not keep like raw honey .
  10. Anyone have experience w/ Affordable Distillery Equipment LLC??

    thanks for the info do u have more pics of it .......by the way in ur spare time could you invent a still that has same technology as a microwave if i can make tea in microwave why cant i get a still that uses same science . tim
  11. Anyone have experience w/ Affordable Distillery Equipment LLC??

    dang thats a nice setup how big is that mash tun tim
  12. Grain Mill for sale

    im curious is the motor explosion proof
  13. Barrels and Aging / TTB Rules

    indy ur exactly right i jus think things are about to change in the whisky ageing game tim
  14. Barrels and Aging / TTB Rules

    interesting concept seems pretty pricey in my mind it doesnt seem much more than a stainless vessel with staves floating around in them . i do believe that barrel ageing is a thing of the past , as there is more and more products coming on the market with no age statements (NAS) . interesting to see what the years to come will bring .
  15. Rapid Distillation - The Hot Rod by Detroit Stillworks

    as i was watching that video the guys comment about butchers not raising there own meat there is a outfit north of the city that breeds raises fattens and butchers there own cattle , there meat products sell for a premium because of there operation , high quality hand crafted beef lol . people need to be more aware of what there buying i think
  16. Rapid Distillation - The Hot Rod by Detroit Stillworks

    so what proof is this gns coming out of the truck at , are the cuts made or is it jus low wines off a commercial stripping run . it seems like a shame to by someone elses product just to bottle and label it . reminds me of when i worked in ethanol plant the product coming off tasted like something you by in a jar but could be redistilled into some thing resemble a vodka . basically bulk stripping run .
  17. Hillbilly Flute 4" Copper Reflux Column

    where abouts in canada are you setting up ur operation tim
  18. "Greenest" distillery?

    thanks pete for info what type of fire would generate the most gases smouldering fire or burning hard .
  19. "Greenest" distillery?

    hey pete and paul got a brain teaser for you . our hydronic boiler is a 250 gallon wood fired boiler it burns 4 foot wood and heats with a water jacket system . would it be possible to collect the wood gas from the fire box as its burning and be stored to run stuff like gas power generators . thanks tim
  20. U.S. ethanol makers steer away from fuel, reach for booze

    so what does gns sell for in bulk or does the going price depend on where its coming from
  21. Electric Stripping Still?

    paul what temp do most people run there oil bath oil at to get good operations and heat up time out of the still . tim
  22. Electric Stripping Still?

    how are you heating your water
  23. Electric Stripping Still?

    if your mash tun is jacketed have you considered modify it as a stripping still
  24. Electric Stripping Still?

    whats your plan for heating your mash tun
  25. Electric Stripping Still?

    yes we run baine marie they work great there no maintenance on them that you wouldnt have on any other still . how big is your mash tun tim