JarHead

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  1. G. Here is the info sheet on the boiler. Its the WL-60 steam model. columbia boiler.pdf
  2. Another price drop! The Mash Tun is sold, but the mobile boiler room is still available. We're ready to make a deal! We're expanding and rationalizing our equipment holdings. Please PM me with inquiries. (Sorry about some of the inverted pics. I can email them if wanted.) Mobile Boiler Room The mobile boiler room is a completely piped and wired boiler room and could be hooked up to a facility and producing steam in about a day. Once in place, either inside or outside a facility, all that is required is a water, electrical, gas and condensate return hookups and its ready to go. It contains a 22 hp Columbia boiler that can be fired with propane or natural gas along with blow down tanks, condensate return and electrical. It is housed in a 20 foot container and has never been used. $50,000 $33,000 $27,000 Mash Tun/Cooker 300 mash tun/cooker build by Spokane Industries. Comes with stairs, mixer, false bottle and steam injection ring for even heating of mash. Lightly used and in perfect condition. Sold.
  3. Standard 20ft container, 8ftw, 8.5ft h, 20ft long. 693,000 Btu output
  4. Another Price Drop! Lets find the clearing price for this!
  5. SOLD
  6. Trident Still for Sale $18,000 100 gallon Trident Pot still for sale. Used for neutral spirit or whiskey depending upon setup. 2 meter column with structured stainless steel and copper packing. Primary and secondary condensers with automatic cooling. Includes heads and main product collection tank with vacuum pump for vacuum distillation. Pressure gauge and relief valves on pot. Currently uses three 5.5kw electric heating elements but can swap them out for steam coil or direct steam injection using tri-clamp fittings. Located in Westchester County NY.
  7. Sold the mash tun, but the mobile boiler room is still available.
  8. Need the space, so we're reducing the price to move.
  9. Guy, Assigned, approved or needs correction?
  10. I recently submitted two. it was 5 weeks before they looked at them.
  11. new ones are about 150 each plus shipping. I have 4 Jim Beam barrels that i'm not going to use. i'll let them go for $250 on a pallet and ready to pickup. FOB Port Chester, 10573
  12. Chinook, I'm a big seller of sba loans (trading jargon for "i dont like them"). Like kckadi said, you jump through a bunch of hoops to for the lending institution and you end up having to sign a personal guarantee for the loan anyway.
  13. Sorry guys, I was a little brief. Here is how I do it. All this assumes that you know how much alcohol you started with, preferably by weight, and you determined the proof by distilling a known volume of the liqueur, collecting all the alcohol, replacing the missing volume with water, keeping temp constant, etc and then measuring the proof. The key is to take the sugar content out of the equation. It’s irrelevant when you calculate the proof, so just assume that you’re working with alcohol and water. If you have significant alcohol loss from the maceration then it isnt this straight forward, but I always make a syrup by weight and measure its density so I can make weight corrections easily. Also, by weighing the pre-proofed sample and the proofed result gives you a relative density of the two so you can take out the dissolved solid component of weight. It also helps to have a laboratory still, a precision bench scale and a water bath. Lets assume that the proof you got was 74. And you started with 100 lbs of 190 proof. Then 100lbs *.14718 lbs/gal (table 4) = 14.718gal @ 190pf => 13.98gal @100% => 37.78 gal @ 74 pf => 37.78 gal / .12557lbs/gal = 300.87 lbs = W1 (this is what it would have weighed if you just were using water and alcohol.) Now, 13.98 gal @ 100% => 34.95 gal @ 40% abv (80pf) => 34.95 gal / .12616 lbs/gal = 277.03 lbs = W2 W1 – W2 = 23.84 lbs excess water So, how much 190pf to add (lbs) to get to 80pf when you have 23.84lbs of water? Total Weight (T) = Weight(190) + Weight(H2O) = W(190) + 23.84 Total weight is also equal to: T = 190/80 * (.14718/.12616) * W(190) (here is where the magic happens) W(190) + 23.84 = 2.375 * 1.1666 * W(190) = 2.77 * W(190) => 23.84 = 2.77 * W(190) – W(190) => 23.84/1.77 = W(190) => W(190) = 13.47 lbs (Sorry for those of you who didn’t want an algebra lesson.)
  14. Using the amount of alcohol you currently have in solution, calculate the total volume that would make 40%. Calculate what that volume would weigh. Now weigh your underproofed volume. The difference in the 2 weights is how much excess water you have in your underproofed volume. Now, you know how much water you have by weight and you can look up the gallons per pound of water, 190pf and 80pf. From there its pretty straight forward to calculate how many pounds of 190 proof to combine with the water to get a 40% solution.
  15. Anyone have an pallet of Kendo 750ml bottles that they would be willing to sell?
  16. my bottle doesnt suck. but its price does...
  17. this guy did mine. http://chrisformisano.com/ real pro.
  18. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from StilltheOne Distillery. Now, lets get out there and sell some liquor!
  19. I have 2 PDA-2 columns and one stripping head for sale. The link for the description is below. They are about 1 year old and have been used to make vodka. Our vodka got 90 points at BTI this year so the equipment performs as advertised. The stripping head can also do double duty as a simple pot still for whiskey or brandy distillation. This set up is perfect if you want to minimize your downside risk during startup operations or if you have a modest budget to start. The price is $2,000 for the two columns and stripping head. (Shipping is not included.) That is about 1/3 the cost of those 3 pieces new. The "boilers" are not included but I'll email the plans for converting stainless steel drums. I'm selling them because now that I have a couple of products that have been validated by the marketplace I feel I can risk some more capital on a new still with more capacity. http://www.amphora-society.com/The-Amphora-Society-PDA-2_p_10.html
  20. Jonathan, Yes you should. Especially since you're right around the corner.
  21. I strip with a copper head, but i also have thin copper sheeting rolled up in a separate chamber (like a catalyzer) just to be safe.
  22. Jack, I have a few more stripping heads and i'm going to continue to use the boilers for stripping and brandy (2 distillations) until I need the efficiency of a big 3 plate still. The process i used for the PDA-2's was to do a stripping run on the short heads, which gave me about 30% abv, and a vodka run on the PDA-2. It will get it to 190 proof, but distillate flow is only about 45ml per min so get a good book. I didn't replace the packing for the year I used it, but I did rinse it with hot water after every spirit run. For vodka I now use a 400 liter still that I had Trident welding build for me and in which i installed stainless steel packing. BTI is the Beverage Testing Institute. A thumbs up from the woman who got the distillery of the year award? High praise indeed. (although the vodka only got a silver at NYISC)