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  1. Hi Rick, We can build one like that for you. If you would like a quote email paul@distillery-equipment.com
  2. I have some used stills for sale, that return customers have traded in. Please email me paul@distillery-equipment.com http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co
  3. Hi FQU8847, I grew up in Townsend and most of my people came out of what is today the Great Smokey Mountain National park. We have equipment in several distilleries in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. If you are interested in equipment let me know and I will give you the contact info for distilleries with our equipment that you can visit in your area. "You can take the boy out of the mountains but you can never take the mountains out of the boy." paul@distillery-equipment.com http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co
  4. Hi Indyspirits, Sorry didn't mean to upset anyone. The OP asked for anyone with experience with us and I listed the statements of 3 people who have experience with us and offered them our reference list, which has a great many people with experience with us. I used to live in Indy back in the early 80s. My cousin owns a couple of big scrap yards up there. His name is Earl Brown. He used to race stock cars at the Speed Drome. Indianapolis is a great town with really nice people. I really liked living there. Do you have a distillery in Indianapolis?
  5. Hi Rick, Just thought that I would throw out some statements of people who have experience with us. Below that is a video of one of our stills being installed at Elevated Mountain Distillery in Maggie Valley NC. We have equipment in around 200 distilleries. If you would like our reference list just email me paul@distillery-equipment,com http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co My wife and I are actively avoiding retirement by starting up a micro-distillery in Lilburn, Georgia. I began our journey by applying 40 plus years of experience as an Industrial Manufacturing Engineer in conducting a thorough international search for the equipment that would best fit our requirements. We were looking for a “Swiss Army Knife, do anything” system, and I was off and running. I evaluated 12 different suppliers, from budget to big bucks, and repeatedly kept returning to Affordable Distillery Equipment. One of their secrets is the office staff – bless “patience of a Saint” Susan for putting up with my dumb questions, always answered, cheerfully and promptly. She and Paul were always there to show us “newbies” the way, as was Micah, the seemingly super-human guy that delivered and set up our equipment for us. If anyone is in our neck of the Atlanta suburban woods, please do contact us to make sure we’ll be around, and drop by – we’ll be happy to show off our place, featuring our 300 gallon Ultra Pro Vodka still, fermenters, mix tank, mash pump and steam boiler, all thanks to Affordable Distillery Equipment. Great prices, shortest lead times anywhere, beautiful stuff, outstanding support." - Paul Allen, Hope Springs Distillery “When we started the plan of Black Dog Distillery, we reached out to several still manufacturers and suppliers. ADE and their team took the time we needed to help us understand our options. Not just for today but where we might go in the future. Fast forward a year and half later, we are open and operational. The equipment has been performing and producing award winning Vodka and Rum.” -Keith Moore, Black Dog Distillery. "Paul and Susan at Affordable Distillery Equipment are very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to making purchases. They provided us with all the specifications for our equipment so that we could purchase the appropriate boiler and pre-organize all our electrical, steam and plumbing trades. This allowed us to have our entire facility up and running in only 5 months. We found both their price quotes and their delivery times unmatched in the research we did on distillery equipment manufacturers. We are happy with the quality and have an on-going relationship with them for our other equipment needs. We highly recommend their products and invite anyone interested in seeing samples of their equipment to come to our distillery to check it out first hand." - Geoff Stewart Big Rig Craft Distillery Ltd.
  6. You are welcome Ryefarmer, thank you for the compliment. Navonjohnson please email me paul@distillery-equipment.com Happy Holidays!
  7. HedgeBird C122 has been deoxidized with phosphorus. This process leaves between .015% and .040% phosphorus in the metal, so this copper is still considered a commercially pure copper. Because of this process copper alloy 122 is not susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. Below is a list of the Characteristic of copper alloy 122. forgeability rating = 65 machinability rating = 20 solderig = excellent brazing = excellent Tig welding excellent cold working = excellent hot forming = excellent Butt welding = good Common Uses for C122 Distillery/brewery tubes Plumbing pipe , plumbing tubing and plumbing fittigs are all made from C122 Chocolate Kettles, Still pots, Still columns and heat exchangers Condenser tubes Medical gas-oxygen lines Gaskets Also the heat transfer in C122 is superior to that of C110 Copper C110 (ETP) Electrolytic Tough Pitch Copper C110 has not been deoxiginized with phosphorous. It is considered a commercially pure copper. This copper has a much better electrical conductivity than c122, and it is used much more than C122 copper. Also it is great for roofing and other applications because of it's toughness and corrosion resistance. Since it is used for roofing and architectural it is much easier to find in sheet form which is why distillery equipment manufacturers who don't know any better use it. Below is a list of the characteristic of copper 110 forgeability rating = 65 machinability rating = 20 solderig = excellent brazing = good Tig welding= fair cold working = excellent hot forming = excellent Butt welding = good Common uses for C110 Electrical Telecommunications Architectural Antimicrobial It is not that you can't build a still from C110, you can, however it is not the best copper for the job. Also it does not tig weld well at all and if you want the best still it should be tig welded with alloy 122 copper welding rod. Brazing is the 2nd best method but c110 does not braze nearly as well as 122. Tig welding copper is very hard, because if you do not weld it right the first time you may not get a 2nd chance. You cook off most of the phosphorous when you weld it the first time and the heat changes the chemical nature of the copper, so that it may not weld well, or even at all if you have to make a 2nd pass and if you try to make a third pass you might as well forget it. I had a mechanical engineer tell me once that copper and stainless could not be welded together. We tig weld copper and stainless together with 308 stainless rod here almost every day with great results. We have never had a copper to stainless weld fail, however we never do that weld where there is going to be vibration. We can also tig copper to brass, copper to aluminum, stainless to aluminum but those are not for distilling application. There are several other forms of copper that also do not work well with distilling, but I will not go into those as they are not commonly made into sheet. paul@distillery-equipment.com http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co
  8. Hi Ricktehnenwb, There is nothing wrong with starting small as long s you have a day job. i have several customers who started out small and then came back 1, 2, and even 3 times and ordered larger and larger equipment. We give 75% on trade ins for the smaller equipment, but we have had some customers sell their smaller stills for more than they paid us for them. That being said, Silk City Distillers is giving good advice on all accounts. You would be better off having one 105 gallon or 150 gallon still. Also if you are going to do corn and or rye you need a jacketed still. I have electric jacketed baine Marie stills in 5, 10, 20, 45, 50, 100, 105,150, 200, 300, 400 and 500 gallon capacities. In steam we have all of those plus 600, 800, 1,000, 1500 and 2,500 gallon sizes. it is a good idea to have a small jacketed still that is set up and produces like your large still for R&D and some people will run a dedicated gin still and then another still for all of their other spirits. Bluefish is also giving good advice. Several of our customers have purchased large stripping stills combined with smaller finishing stills. I would love to talk to you and help you with what you need. Give me a call anytime at 417-778-6100 or email paul@distillery-equipment.com Check out our web sites http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co Check out our latest assembly video
  9. I have several Mash tuns out there with the jacket used for both steam heat and mash cooling with well water with no issues, however you cannot run glycol in the jacket. I have sold them with built in cooling coils and some of my customers get great results by adding cold water directly to the mash to crash cool. If you have a strong enough agitator (my mash tuns do) you can leave 1/2 of the water out of your mash and crash cool by adding cold water directly to the mash. We also sell tube and shell heat exchangers at much better price than my competitors. email me paul@distillery-equipment.com web sites http://distillery-equipment.com http:/moonshine-stills.co
  10. Affordable Distillery Equipment 800 gallon Ultra Pro Still youtube assembly video taken at Elevated Mountain Distilling Company in Maggie Valley NC: Elevated Mountain Distilling Company purchased their pumps, low pressure steam boiler, 800 Gallon Mash Cooker and Fermenters from ADE. In an environment were the demand for distillery equipment is huge, most equipment manufacturers are charging what the market will bear. We are charging what people can afford. Our prices are as much as 60% lower than many of our competitors and our quality is excellent. Check us out at http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co We have jacketed Baine Marie oil and steam stills from 5 gallon to 2,500 gallon capacity. We have equipment in over 170 successful distilleries in the US and Canada. Call or email Paul at: 417-778-6100 paul@distillery-equipment.com
  11. Hi Ryefarmer, The best copper to use for a still is alloy 122, Also known as alloy C12200 deoxiginated high phosphorus. Never use alloy C110 electrolytic tough pitch copper or Alloy 103 oxygen free copper. There are several small still manufacturers that don't know any better and they use alloy C110 because it is the easiest to get. If you would like someone to do the design work and engineering on your still, just let me know. We can give you a really good price on that. If you would like to know were to get the alloy C12200 copper let me know and I can help you with that as well. paul@distillery-equipment.com http://distillery-equipment.comhttp://moonshine-still.co
  12. Affordable Distillery Equipment 800 gallon Ultra Pro Still assembly video taken at Elevated Mountain Distilling Company in Maggie Valley NC: Elevated Mountain Distilling Company purchased their pumps, low pressure steam boiler, 800 Gallon Mash Cooker and Fermenters from ADE. In an environment were the demand for distillery equipment is huge, most equipment manufacturers are charging what the market will bear. We are charging what people can afford. Our prices are as much as 60% lower than many of our competitors and our quality is excellent. Check us out at http://distillery-equipment.com http://moonshine-still.co We have jacketed Baine Marie oil and steam stills from 5 gallon to 2,500 gallon capacity. We have equipment in over 170 successful distilleries in the US and Canada. Call or email Paul at: 417-778-6100 paul@distillery-equipment.com
  13. Hi Everybody I own Affordable Distillery Equipment: http://distillery-equipment.com All of the large stills listed on the Olympic Distillers web site have been removed. All of my standard series and pro series equipment is designed by me. It is about 80% built in China and around 20% built here at my my manufacturing facility in MO, and we do all of the quality control here. Somehow a different Chinese factory than the one that I use offered Olympic distillers my designs and they even sent Olympic distillers my pictures. So I talked to the owner of Olympic distillers and he was very understanding and removed all of my commercial designs from his site. This was not his fualt and he seems like a really great guy. None of the Chinese still designs are designed in China. They are all stolen designs. That is what the Chinese do. Also, their contracts are meaningless. So I send them designs that are incomplete and so they will not function properly as they are. We complete them here. I am not the only one that does this, so if you are looking at buying directly from the Chinese you should be very careful.
  14. I hear ya Steve :o). Paul
  15. Steve, Please reread my post. I did not give any indication that I thought that you had attacked me. My statement that CE listed parts may not pass inspection in the US is correct. You said that it was false and that "...according to the national electrical code, CE is to be accepted as equal to UL" which is incorrect. I gave proof to back up my statement and you gave no proof to back up yours. Please read the below and check out the link. "A “CE” label on a piece of equipment is not a testing laboratory mark and is not accepted as such." So when the NEC mentions a testing laboratory mark it is not referring to the CE mark. Again the CE mark is not a testing laboratory Mark. CSA is a testing laboratory mark and so it is accepted in the NEC. The CSA mark is also acceptable with OSHA, but the CE mark is not acceptable with OSHA because OSHA believes that some CE components may be dangerous. Any factory in China can put the CE mark on a part by just promising that the part meets the CE standards and paying the fee. https://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/Government/Safety & Inspections/Construction Inspections/Electrical/listing-labeling.equipment.2014_201405130824104568.pdf You stated that you have dealt with this many times. At this point I believe we have more stills operating in the US than you and we have dealt with many inspectors to and I have dealt with some, in the past, that would not pass a control panel because it had CE listed parts. Since then we put all UL listed components in our panels. Also NEMA designations are very important and if you do not have the ones that are required the equipment will most likely fail inspections. Steve since you are selling equipment into the US you should know about and comply with the NEC and OSHA requirements.