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Found 12 results

  1. Chiller Setup

    My plumber just finished installing our manifold from the chiller (with runs to chill CLT, fermenters). We worked with manufacturers drawings and what is unfortunately my plumbers overconfidence with installing glycol loops. After finishing the 2" copper pipe, the steam fitter was quick to pick up that we didn't have an air release valve/bleeder valve or a check valve. Reluctant to cut into the copper in two places (check valve after chiller supply and air bleed valve at the high point) and resolder everything myself, I am looking for some feedback. Note: aside from the absolute hassle, it is quite the short and busy loop, so there are few places to easily cut and rework the fittings. 1) What are the implications of not having a bleeder valve? I am assuming a loss of efficiency and I'm assuming that I will have to recut this portion. 2) Why is a check valve required in a closed loop chiller? I am assuming that without a check valve, the worst that could happen is some chilled glycol return to the holding tank when the chiller is turned off. In my limited knowledge of these matters, I don't see this as being a big deal and worth reworking the system for. Thanks to all who give this their thoughts.
  2. Chiller for Sale - REDUCED

    Unused Rite-Temp RTS-1204 chiller for sale. $10,000 (Just reduced from $15,000 1/1/17). Buyer handles all shipping. Specs and pics attached. Dutch's Spirits (518) 398-1022 or info@dutchsspirits.com RTS-1204spec.pdf
  3. Boiler required BTU / Chiller HP

    Hi everyone, We are setting up a distillery and we need some advice about boiler/chiller. We talked with many still manufacturers and they have different instructions about the required boiler for our stills. We are on a tight budget, so we would like to have the community advice. Our setup will be as follow: One 1200 liters mash tun Two 1200 liters fermenters One 600 liters pot still with vodka column. We will run only one equipment at the time. Mash tun, or still, to reduce the required power required for our steam boiler. A manufacturer tells us we need 480 000 btu/h output. Another one says 300 000 btu/h output is fine. Another one talked about 150 000 btu/h output. Can someone please advice as the cost is quite changing from a 480 000 btu to a 150 000 btu. As I mentioned before, we are on a tight budget. About the chiller, a manufacturer told us we will need a 2500 liters glycol tank! Another one is talking about a 7.5HP glycol chiller. Some says we should use cold water. Could we do that? Our building as a well, no city water, so we are unsure of the quantity of available water. What is the best to cool down our mash, maintain our fermenters at the required temperature, and to use with our still condenser? What is the required power? Thanks to all!
  4. Equipment Woes

    Has anyone else had difficulty getting equipment delivered on time? Or even in the realm of on time? What about quality issues? Equipment delivered that was essentially not manufactured correctly and working properly or parts missing? Customer service that disappears right after the sales part of it? I feel like there's got to be others out there who have dealt with this from supposedly reputable manufacturers. It's beginning to feel like an epidemic of everything that I purchase. I do my research and talk with references, etc. It literally doesn't seem to help.
  5. Chilled Water Closed Loop System

    We're one big step away from being physically operational - the chilled water loop. After getting back a couple bids that were well over double what we'd budgeted, we've decided to take this one on ourselves. Right now, I've got one big question, but I'm sure there will be plenty more. The question is ... Do I need pumps on the return line to get the water back to the holding tank? Let me explain the system to help you better answer the question: The chilled water will be stored in a 3000 gallon poly tank that sits outdoors. The water will be chilled by a 35 ton glycol chiller and heat exchangerWater pumped from holding tank ---> into heat exhanger (with glycol loop on the other side of the heat-x) ---> then out to the distillery equipment ---> then returning back to the holding tank We have 8 pieces of equipment that need chilled water:​ 500 Gallon Vendome Pot Still (Dephlegmator and Condenser) 22' Dehner Continuous Still (Dephlegmator and Condenser) 1000 Gallon Jacketed Mash Cooker (Steam Sparged) (5) U-Jacketed Letina Fermentation Tanks Mike Gronski is helping me with the main pump and heat exchanger. I'm planning on a 3" main chilled water line. We will "drop" off of this main line to each piece of equipment. Depending on the pressure of the main pump, we may add pressure reducers before each piece of equipment. To keep everything nice and clean, everything needs to run overhead just like the steam pipe. The return lines also need to run overhead ... otherwise I'd let gravity take care of the issue. So ... Do I need pumps on the return line to get the water back to the holding tank? If so, any recommendations? And I'm all ears to everyone's 2 cents on the whole system. Big thanks in advance for any advice. I'm sure I'll have more questions as we get into this. P.S. Don't try to drag-and-drop pictures onto a post. Your browser will simply open the picture ... in the same window/tab that you've been diligently writing your post in ... and you will have to start everything all over.
  6. I have a 25 ton air cooled chiller for sale. I purchased 2 and am only using one. (Currently wired for 460 3 phase but I converted the other over to 208 3 phase in under an hour with no extra parts....just changed the wiring on the transformer, compressor, and pump) Built in 2000. 25 HP compressor (300,000 BTU/Hr) Air cooled condensers that sit outside Compressor and control panel on casters w/ 75 gallon reservoir Currently wired for 460V 3 phase (see above) Name Plate Info: Manuf: Cooling Technology Inc Model No: CPCA 25R Serial No: 99164-01 Date of Mfg: 2-15-00 Voltage: 460-3-60 Compressor HP: 25 Pump HP: 3 Fan HP: 3/4 Full Load Amps: 50.1 Refrigerant: R-22 Charge: 34 lbs Asking $7,500. Please contact adam.stumpf@stumpysspirits.com for more info. Thanks, Adam
  7. I have 2 used Armstrong water pumps for sale. $100 each OR BEST OFFER. They were used in a hot water process in an industrial plant and all worked perfectly when removed last year. Pump heads are carbon steel and are Armstrong model 4270-06. Motors are Baldor .33HP 115/230 Volt single phase. Pumps sat under a barn lean to and will need to be pulled apart and cleaned up but should work perfectly fine. I am using 3 just like these in my operation. Here is a link to the pump model on Armstrong's site: http://armstrongfluidtechnology.com/en/products/4270-and-4270-stock-motor-mounted-pump Please email adam.stumpf@stumpysspirits.com for more info Thanks, Adam
  8. Water Lab Analysis

    We are finalizing a location that has municipal water. I went ahead and had the relatively inexpensive ($100) Whitelabs report done. I'm posting here so that 1) if anyone has expertise in this area they can let us know if there are any red flags for this water and what kind of treatment we might want to consider and 2) so that other can see the types of info you get from Whitelabs just in case others are considering the analysis. Here are some basics about our water use: We plan to use water both for running a cooling coil/jacket for crash cooling and keeping fermenters cool and also the same water for mashing and for use in cooling during distillation runs. So we are concerned primarily about 1) the water quality ruining equipment and 2) the water quality hurting fermentation yields or flavors in the distillate. If it matters, we tentatively plan to run municipal water straight in the condenser and then out into a holding tank for use in mashing. The hope is to avoid having to buy a large chiller. We would probably buy a smaller chiller for use to control fermentation temperatures during the summer. We understand we would still be using more water in the condenser for distillation that we might need for mashing but the cost of water should be significantly less to start out then investing from the get go with a large chiller. Eventually we would buy a chiller. Our analysis is attached. Thanks! Water Analysis White Labs - Copy.pdf
  9. New Plate Chiller for Sale

    We have a new two stage plate chiller which has both a cold water and glycol chilled water cooling feeds. Specs as follows: About 25 m3/hour Max temperature 150 degrees C L: 308 mm D: 548 mm A1: 418 mm Asking: $1600 Buyer pays shipping; Will need to be paleted and shipped from 83616 weight is about 150 lbs. Pictures are attached. Have questions? Please send an email to sandee@8feathers.com.
  10. Brand Kreyer Item Description Glycol Chiller/Heater 4.4 Ton Model Number MCK110 This unit was acquired new one year ago and was never used. Asking $11,000. ($14,480 MSRP). Description: · Stainless steel, on casters · Compressor 6 kW, heater 3 kW; pump 1.44 kW · Digital thermostat controller for target temperature · Refrigerant R410A · Liquid tank: 110 L capacity; with level control sensor · Empty weight of chiller: 200 kg · Dimensions: 715 x 715 x 1375 mm · With two glycol hoses to connect to an external heat exchange surface / mobile alcohol tanks Extended Description Kreyer, #1 worldwide in temperature control of wine, has been building their line of MCK chillers since the 1970's. Featuring German engineering and quality these units are built to last. And with sizes available from 4 up to 20 tons and beyond, Kreyer has a chiller for every size winery. Every MCK unit offers both cooling and heating! Just imagine the flexibility: · Cool must down for a cold soak · Heat must back up to pitch yeast and start fermentation · Maintain fermentation temperatures in any environment · Heat up your wine to accelerate ML completion · Keep your wine at a constant temperature during storage · Cold stabilize your white wines quickly Kreyer systems are known for quality. With multiple installations in the USA installed and working perfectly since the 1980's Kreyer has a reputation for long lasting equipment. · Stainless Steel housing · Evaporator coils made from stainless steel · Uses environmentally friendly R407 refrigerant (R22 is already banned in Europe) · Integrated electric heater · Machines can cool glycol from -10C/14F to 42C/107F · High quality Grundfos recirculation pumps · Built-In pressure switch stops recirculation pump when no glycol is needed in tanks · Water level gauge allows you to know water level · All panels remove for easy access · Stainless crane hooks for easy lifting · Specifically designed for wine and fruit juice applications · 4.4 Tons cooling power · 1.5 Tons of heating power · 220V 3 phase power · 120L/31G Reservoir · Approximately 14 Amps draw · 704 pounds · 81" Tall x 39.5" Wide x 39.5" Deep
  11. Hello Everyone, One option many distillers don't consider as an alternative to working through a middleman, why not purchase your chiller system directly from the manufacturer? Pro Refrigeration, Inc. is a US manufacturer of high quality chiller system solutions designed specifically to meet the requirements for distillery applications. Please visit our website at www.prochiller.com to see that we offer complete packaged skid mounted solutions and modular solutions that can be assembled onsite. Sizes range from 3/4 HP to 400 HP in all voltages (including single phase systems that are only limited to motors 5HP and smaller). We are working now on stocking many of our smaller HP systems and work hard to keep our system lead times in the 4-8 week range. Often times, if a unit is needed sooner, we can work something into our production schedule to accommodate your needs. Each packaged system is factory tested at YOUR design conditions; we perform a full inspection of the system prior to shipping to the distillery. We also offer authorized factory commissioning and arrange a technician from our factory to perform the startup of your chiller system as well as answering any questions your personnel may have. Although we don't offer installation, it is likely we have a Pro 5 Star Certified Contractor in your area to provide Installation and Service Support. Factory training is offered and recommended for anyone that is going to be responsible for maintaining the chiller systems. Please visit our website (www.prochiller.com) or contact me directly if you're interested in learning more about our chiller systems or training options. I'm happy to help. Damon
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