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  1. Hi guys, We're in the market for a couple of large stills, both upwards to 1000 gal, one for whiskey, one for everything else. We've been having trouble either having companies get back to us, or the prices are too high. We've reached out to Vendome (still waiting for them), Koethe (too pricey) and Trident. We're looking for an American manufacturer preferably, but are willing to consider others if the price and quality is right. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. Our distillery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, in Kentucky is increasing capacity and we have used equipment for sale. This includes 300 gallon ss tanks,- open top, 600 gallon ss tanks with lids, 500 gallon and 1000 gallon steam jacketed cookers, two 50 gallon electric stills, heat exchangers, 4 station gravity filler, small PS labeler, pumps, chill filter system, etc. call Steve at 5024949841 for more information. Will sell or trade, We are not a dealer but a micro distillery.
  3. My family is getting into the spirits industry and i have been tasked specifically with vodka production. Im new to the spirits industry but i do have a degree in chemistry which i assume could benefit me in this industry and im sure will help me to understand some of the lingo that is used by you fellow alcohol connoisseurs. Now lets get to why I've started this thread. I've been doing research and what i have found is that the type of still needed and the type of starch source used is very important. Can anyone tell me the best type of still to be used to produce premium grade vodka and if its a column still, how many plates does it need to have? Grey Goose advertise that they distill there spirit 5 times; do they have a big column still with enough plates to only have to run it once to achieve the 5 distillations? Grey Goose uses winter wheat for there source of starch, is that the best to use? I know you can use potatoes, grapes and all sorts of other things. i was just wondering what the best to use is. If you have to actually re run each run then do you cut the heads and tails before pouring back into the still? last thing i couldn't understand was how a continuous running fermenter works? Again, Grey goose can have a batch ready every 30 ours with their fermenter system.
  4. Our distillery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, in Kentucky is increasing capacity and we have used equipment for sale. This includes 300 gallon ss tanks,- open top, 600 gallon ss tanks with lids, 500 gallon and 1000 gallon steam jacketed cookers, two 50 gallon electric stills, heat exchangers, 4 station gravity filler, small PS labeler, pumps, chill filter system, etc. call Steve at 5024949841 for more information. Will sell or trade, We are not a dealer but a micro distillery.
  5. 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.
  6. Hello, I am new to the industry as an investor in a Craft Spirit company. Does anyone have any guidance for me on finding the right still? I mean how to approach even finding the right still for us. O
  7. Good Day, I am new to the forums! I am in a new distillery. Brand new start up! Having a blast but still selection and creation are a maze! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  8. Any suggestions on where I begin? I am a new investor to the Craft Distillery business and I need help. Any suggestions on where I start. This is something that just happened and I usually know everything there is to know about my investments prior to investing. HA. Any tips on still selection, construction, vendors and suppliers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  9. Hello All, I am new to the forums and I just got involved with a Craft Distillery in Tennessee. I am in pre-license phase and will take any pointers that I can get on the forums. Thanks for having me and I look forward to the ADI forums.
  10. Finally executed a lease and I could use some help finalizing my still designs and power generation choice. I have attached our processing unit schematics. My cousin, a former Seneca master fabricator is completing the work. We are going to purchase a NG boiler and I would like to design a system that utilizes both DSI for the corn mashing and a closed loop for the for the stripping and spirits stills. My questions are related to size of boiler to purchase and how to best do both the DSI and loop, as well as... Will my system work? What advice have you got on the designs? What size boiler should I buy to operate this equipment? How do I best size the internal steam coils for optimal results? Any additional comments are welcome. The system is laid out as such: 1. 300 gallons of mash is made in a 400 gallon (DSI) mash tun. Raw materials for mashes include corn, oats, rye, winter/ spring wheat, malt, and potatoes for vodka. 2. Ferments are completed in 300 gallon air-locked vats. 3. 150 gallons goes into the stripper ( internal closed loop steam coil)and 150 gallons goes into the preheater/ product condenser. 4. 2 runs completed to make 102 gallons of low wines. 5. 102 gallons of low wines are pumped to the Spirit Still. 28 gallons of water are added to a total volume of 130 gallons (internal closed loop steam coil). 6. The 130 gallons of low wines are distilled resulting in 60 gallons at 70% abv.
  11. As the topic suggests Im looking for people who run continuous stills (preferably a continuous fractioning set up but also if you run a continuous stripper). Recently I visited Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles and was very impressed with their set up: A continuous fractioning still as well as a 100 gallon, 4 plate pot. A very nice set up and they make some wonderful products. Needless to say it got me to thinking. I've read the lengthy thread started by Mr. Heising and have reached out to the known manufacturers of said equipment (Heising, McKee. Dehner, I'll be contacting you in the next few days. Did I miss anyone else?) but Im looking to chat with some operators and learn about their experiences with such equipment. Operations, equipment manufacturers and so on. Anyone willing to chat please let me know. Thanks all. -Frank
  12. Prospero Equipment is now offer stills in the United States and Canada. Some past installations and pictures we have done can be found on our website. Please feel free to call or email for more information or interest. Stills are made in Italy by Barison Corporation. All parts, service and warranties are covered through Prospero here in the United States. LINK TO PICTURE GALLERY: -- Matt DiDonato Prospero Equipment Corp. Phone: (914) 769-6252 Fax: (914) 769-6786 E-mail: Website: Please visit for the Prospero home page and catalog download.
  13. Some of our California Artisanal Distillers Guild members may know that I've had an ongoing interest in manufacturing distilled spirits. It's fair to say that after a certain number of years in the brewing business most of us start thinking about making spirits, as a natural continuation of the processes we are already involve with. I am at that point in my career where distilling no longer interests me as a business start-up operation. Consequently, I am letting go of the distilling equipment I've kept in storage. I would love to see someone put this into operation and good use. So, I have for sale: 2 - Used 25 hectoliter (660 gallon) Alambic Charentais with wine/beer pre-heater. These two stills are matched, left and right, for easy operator function, all in excellent condition. FOB Oakland, CA see Attached manufactures photo. Keith Cranmer Seabright Brewery, Inc. 519 Seabright Avenue, Suite 107 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (510) 917-3533, mobile
  14. Had a lot of interest in this earlier but no sale. I may have missed some of your emails. I am asking $35,000. Located in the Kansas City area. There is a possibility that I could deliver or meet half way. Would love to get this out of the way and clear up some space. Email:
  15. Just wondering, What type of experiences have people had with the chinese producers from Alibaba? Any manufactures to avoid? Any whom you've had an excellent experience with? I'm looking specifically for some smaller scale ( <500L ) stainless tanks for blending, holding and transferring. I started looking at basic tanks but there is so much available and like many of you out there, I dont have huge amounts of money. So every dollar I can save on the startup is golden. -Dave
  16. Unit #1 is almost finished, a few more details to be looked after and it'll be on its way to Artisan Resources LLC. for full automation. This particular unit will make the rounds at this spring's ADI and ACDA events. Our new Series 2 will be available in this "Simplified" configuration, as well as our full modular Hybrid setup. with the new year, we're also adding an optional full copper vodka column for those of you who must have copper everything. we will continue to build/sell/improve our Series 1 systems, as well as custom builds, as we have over 30 of these stills delivered and in production, with another 10 being built or on their way. We look at the Series 2 not as a replacement but a complimentary line, for those who would like a little more than we were able to offer before. product condenser and Dephlegmater are yet to receive the same Machine turned finish as on the skirt. Follow us on Facebook
  17. Hey, all I've poring over the fire code here in my town (Fort Collins, CO), and it's nice because they have recognized that craft distilleries are going to be popping up all over and have compiled a very useful handout with the relevant codes on it. It is for the most part, very self-explanatory. The local fire marshall is known to be a stickler, though, and I want to be as safe and compliant as possible, so I have a question for anyone out there who might have some knowledge. I have a friend who is a blacksmith, and I really want him to manufacture my still. The problem with this is, I have found some code requirements I'm not sure how to meet. I'll quote them: "Process poping in connection to boilers and pressure vessels shall be regulated by the International Mechanical Code. Piping, tubing, valves and fittings shall be identified in accordance with ASME A13.1 to indicate material conveyed" ....This one seems a little tricky, but I'm guessing if I look up that ASME code I'll be able to get a handle on it. These are a little less straight-forward, though: "The design, fabrication and construction of tank(s) shall comply with NFPA 30. Each tank shall bear a permanent nameplate or marking indicating the standard used as the basis of design. Tanks shall be designed for the pressures to which they will be subjected in accordance with NFPA 30."'s what I wonder: does this mean my friend will have to get some NFPA rating or inspection? Or does it simply mean he needs to document the methods in which he complied with those standards? I'd kind of like to get somewhat of a handle on this before I approach him to tell him this is part of the bargain. Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm really hoping I can have a traditional-looking (yet modern in usage) still as a center-piece for my stillhouse. One of those awesome-looking stainless steel behemoths just wouldn't fit the motif. FourCent