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About BWFiggins

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    Craft Distiller ~ Distillation Engineer ~ Lecturer
  • Birthday 11/11/1969

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    http://XO Alambic.com http://www.SIPSclass.org
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    B W Figgins

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    Seattle, Walla Walla & Dayton, Washington
  • Interests
    It's about agriculture.
    It's about alchemy.
    It's about time.

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  1. Fed Permit For Sale

    If only a DSP could be bought and sold. That Basic Permit and DSP are not transferrable. Certainly the business can be sold, but the transferrability of the BP and DSP lies in the buyer's ability to be awarded these permits. Remember, any change in ownership must be reported to the TTB within 30 days! Better call Dave Dunbar Compliance Services!
  2. MobilTherm 43 thermal transfer fluid

    Yes, still available. I wrote a message to you off-forum.
  3. DYE China?

    The equipment sold by DYE is very well built and I daresay that many observers marvel at its build quality. Lotusland49p would do well to perform a cursory sanitizing protocol and a passivation prior to making such claims. It has been my experience on behalf of several clients that DYE offers rapid responsiveness to inquiries from existing and prospective customers alike. Perhaps those with a history of unreasonable requests are not met with the same level of customer service?
  4. MobilTherm 43 thermal transfer fluid

    Sorry, Allan, my mailbox was temporarily at its limit because of lots of recent activity. The MobilTherm 43 is still available, and it is yours if you would like to pick it up in DC.
  5. All four of these have found a new home!
  6. Not just any barrels! Each is an 800-liter foudre, or also called a demi-muid. They are made from 1-1/2" thick Limousin oak, the forest closely associated with the Cognac region. They were custom-ordered in 2008 to be built without their heads for the express purpose of being used as mash tub. They were not fitted with valves or a bottom drain because the intention was to fill and evacuate each vessel a using a racking wand, which always drained them completely after a slight tip to one side. A quick rinse with very hot water, and a second evacuation makes them ready to use for the subsequent batch. If you request it, the stock bungholes can be threaded to 1.5" NPT to accept a TC fitting, upon which you can install a racking cane and butterfly valve, but the point of an open-top fermenter is access from the top. As is commonly known, fermentations in contact with wood do not only have an esoteric appeal, they produce better flavors and aromas over stainless steel because of the presence of wood tannins. Additionally, the same is true if used for fruit mashes. Each could be fitted with a drum dolly having a one-ton capacity, if mobility is desired. They have always been used in stationary mode at two distilleries so far in their lifetime. Lots of life left in these beauties! Thank you for your interest, and all the very best, Rusty
  7. Four open-top, 800-liter (211 gallons), French-oak mash tuns from Tonnellerie Rousseau are now available. Have been used successfully for many malt and grain mashes, but they have been replaced with larger fermenters. https://www.tonnellerie-rousseau.com/ These are clean, water-tight and ready to be put to work in your mash house. A full 1.5 inches thick with heavily galvanized hoops! $3200.00 for all four, or 1000.00 per piece. Ships from Dayton, Washington 99328. Thoroughly shrink-wrapped and palletized prior to shipment. Call 'The Proof Prof,' Rusty Figgins, and reserve these handsome mash vessels today! 206.497.7554
  8. A distillery client in the DC area has approximately 100 gallons of MobilTherm 43 thermal transfer fluid. This product is the finest grade of purified mineral oil with a very high flash point. Requires recirculation equipment to optimize its superior thermal transfer qualities within kettle jackets on steam or bain-marie distillation equipment: http://pds.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENINDMOMobiltherm_43.aspx $1000.00 takes all; shipped from ZIP code 20002.
  9. Hello from Northern California

    Great restoration, Connor, and pick up the phone and call for some straight talk about fine brandy anytime!
  10. Bottles for Sale

    Please list location so that a buyer can be realistic about shipping costs.
  11. Bottles for Sale

  12. Cloudy through entire run

    Use a foam inhibitor of any kind, watch your heat and practice, practice, practice. Be diligent, and strain every nerve to be the very best at your new craft!
  13. Best class or course?

    Thank you kindly for the generous praise! SIPS Class 15 commences on 3/23/2015 for a full week, with a full roster of attendees, and even more educational content! www.SIPSclass.org
  14. Capsules or Wax

    Try looking into the NovaTwist closure, available exclusively through Vintner's Global Resource. If the bottle accepts a Stelvin screw cap, the NovaTwist will fit, but the threads will be concealed. It actually looks like a capsule that covers a bar-top stopper: Vintners Global Resource - Bottle Closures - Screw Caps Until recently, Knob Creek bourbon had a screw cap that they concealed under wax. You could do that also, I suppose.
  15. Any aficionados on Irish Whiskey?

    Yes, and there are people like me who teach a class on the very subject!
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