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    Artisan Still Design now American Made

    There have been rumors of this circulating for a while, I would like to confirm that ASD is opening a production facility in Mobile Alabama our new 5 acre property, with over 5000 sqft of shop and production space, will be our Company headquarters, Show room, Training Center, and Home to Unconquered Spirits Distillery. We have already moved our Continuous Distillation production and development, soon to begin Batch still procuction, followed by stainless tank and ancillaries. we have quite a few mew products and technologies that will be coming on line soon
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    75 gallon ASD complete system

    New In stock 75 gallon capacity system with all the features quick sale $35, 000 plus shipping
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    2 - 30 gallon recipe/training stills

    Yes, can be run as a pressurized water bain marie, Oil or steam
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    2 - 30 gallon recipe/training stills

    2 different configurations, as seen below Potstill column - as seen below, with full CIP and plate disablers $16,000 Simplified Layout- column over pot. $11,000 Pick up or shipping from Eight Mile Alabama contact neil@artisanstilldesign.com
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    75 gallon ASD complete system

    Price reduced $30,000 pick up or shipping from Eight Mile Alabama email neil@artisanstilldesign.com
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    Yet another Whiskey Thief

    everyone and their dog is selling whiskey thieves now a days. Here's our entry. full 1 1/4" ID, will fit 15 gallon and up Bung holes 300ML+ sample from a 53 gallon barrel $120 shipped https://squareup.com/store/artisanstilldesign/item/asd-whiskey-thief full copper construction (soldered with silver solder), CNC machined ends and finger piece, just shy of 3lbs 1 1/4" copper center section is 24" for a total length of 27", can be built to any custom length you need. we will make these available in stainless steel as well, if there is enough demand.
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    Yet another Whiskey Thief

    that is USD, our Facility is Just outside Mobile Alabama
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    Still design

    Fundamentals of Distillery Practice by Willkie and Prochaska. its an old book, but as a Mechanical Engineer, if you can read between the lines it will open up a whole world to you. there is very little published on the math of distilling, anyone in the know keeps this close to the chest. If you have any questions I'd talk with you. I might not give you all the marbles but I'll answer yes or no questions, and let you know if you are on the right track. this is all hard won information, I'll share with anyone who will put in the hard work.
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    Equipment for sale, all prices lowered.

    this is the one and only direct fired still we have ever built. bottom is extra thick stainless so it wont be eroded or deformed as easily by the propane flame. she looks and performs.
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    Purchase Still/fermentation Gaskets

    we've had your gaskets sitting here waiting on an address for shipping. drop me a line directly I'll get them out ASAP steven@artisanstilldesign.com
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    wondering if a section for Canada might be appropriate, sine there are many members here from the North Country
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    Distiller Looking for Work, Available Immediately!

    where in the country are you? are you willing to move?
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    Starter Still / Bench Still Suggestions

    doesn't apply, our equipment is UL. Steve
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    Starter Still / Bench Still Suggestions

    take a deep breath, this was not an attack, and being right on the internet will not gain anyone anything. I have dealt with this many times, many inspectors freak out when they see CE but not UL. but it is in the latest code book. they also freak out over CSA, which is also accepted as equal to UL.
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    Starter Still / Bench Still Suggestions

    actually that is false, according to the national electrical code, CE is to be accepted as equal to UL. as they are both accepted international standards.
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    Starter Still / Bench Still Suggestions

    we have smaller stills that operate identical to our larger stills so you can be sure that when scaling up your product will remain the same. starting at 60 gallons capacity, they are a bit larger than hobbiest level equipment.
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    Cleaning the inside of copper still

    yes a hot PBW or washing soda solution will do wonders for knocking the worst of grain residue off, but if its as bad as you say there will be some manual scrubbing involved to get it clean clean.
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    Should I powder coat my vessel?

    you would have to clean the copper to powder coat it anyway, this would probably be done by blasting, most blasting media will weaken the copper.
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    Potato Processor

    when using enzymes,PH is critical, they will give you a ph and tempurature range, these are not suggestions follow them closely, and check and recheck your PH throughout the cook, as it will change, you will need to adjust. Steve
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    Potato Processor

    to boost your gravity you could do a cold starch separation, basically do a fine grate on your potatoes and wash with water. you can separate most of the potato starch out from the rest of the potato matter. might even be able to sell off the "waste" as hash browns. this will give you a water starch suspension, that can easily be dewatered by settling to make a starch rich slurry. now if it settles out too far, it will form a Non Newtonian fluid (think cornstarch and water, called oobleck i think). PH correct, ad a pre dose of enzymes, cook then second set of enzymes, and you have a higher SG potato water mash. your starch extraction will not be 100%, probably closer to 50%. but if potatoes are free or cheap, and have pigs to feed or a customer to buy the left over potato, it may be a potential solution to the potato process predicament.
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    Electric Boilers

    Yes Sussman is the leader for electric boilers. on average you will pay 4x as much per heat unit of electricity as you would natural gas, and 2x as much as propane. however there may be times when electricity is still the better option, such as you simply dont have access to natural gas or propane, your building or zoning restricts usage of these, or if you want "Green" points. all are legitimate reasons.
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    Potato Processor

    Talk to Sherman Owen, he has a process for separating the starch from the potato, I think thats where you'll have to go to push to a more reasonable SG
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    Stills and equipment in stock

    we have several stills in stock and available immediately Continuous Whiskey Production System ($75,000) our original prototype continuous system, proven and improved upon. capable of processing 1000 to 2400 gallons of mash in an 8 hour day, depending on mash viscosity, to 160 proof whiskey. will also handle molasses or fruit based washes click on picture for video of first run. 75 gallon (300L charge) series 2 ($52,000) 8" column, copper and stainless construction, 2 hp agitator, 2 hp CIP pump. steam or electric heat. 30 gallon series 2 ($20,000) 6" column, copper and stainless construction steam or electric heat series 1 60 gallon ($30,000) 6 in stock 8" column, copper and stainless construction, 2 hp agitator, 2 hp CIP pump. steam or electric heat. Wort cooler ($5,500) 2" id x 40ft of cooling with proper coolant flow you can knock 300 gallons of mash down to pitching temp in 20 minutes.
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    Triclamping everything. Tri clover

    Triclamp is fantastic for anything you may want to take apart again, it works well for pumps and hoses, but cam lock is even better for anything that is disconnected or reconected on a daily basis. good news is that there are many suppliers of triclamp to camlock adapters.
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    Looking for reliable large still manufacturer

    we have already started, it will be a transition over time, however if you must have an american built still we can do that right now. Continuous still production has begun here, next kettles, columns then ancilliaries