Lorenzo

Combination mash tun and stripping still

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Hi everyone,

We are a startup and have now gotten serious about sourcing our distillery equipment,several people A vendor we have talked with suggested a combo mash cooker and stripping still,can anyone chime in on the advantages other than some initial saving from buying one less piece of equipment, my concern is this unit will not achieve a high enough abv for the spirit run. Would a still just for stripping be more advantageous?Thanks,  Lorenzo 

 

 

 

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Hi Lorenzo,

We ran a combo mash tun/stripping still for quite some time. It worked really well. We were usually able to strip to right at 100 proof when going through the thumper attached to the stripping still, so we had more than enough abv for the spirit run.

Cheers!

Adam

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Hi Lorenzo,

 

If you are doing Whiskey or Bourbon you will not have any problem getting the ABV that you need in 2 runs with one of our combination mash tun stripping stills.  However, we can do a combination Mash Tun stripping and 4 plate column still, or a combination mash tun stripping and vodka still that will also do whiskeys and or anything else that you want to do. Paul@distillery-equipment.com 417-778-6100 http://distillery-equipment.com

 

 

 

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Hey Adam,

Thanks for the response and info, I would like to call you, checked your web site, should I use the number associated with Stumpy's ? oe do you prefer email.

Regards, Lorenzo

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Hi Lorenzo,

There really is no performance issue with using a still pot as a mash cooker.  The possible issue is more about production and scheduling, and whether or not you need to mash and distill in the same day.  If that won't be a problem in your first couple of years of operation, you can absolutely start out using the still pot to cook the mash, and add a dedicated mash cooker when the production schedule justifies it.

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Our standard series combination mash tun whiskey stills will do a mash cook and whiskey run in an 8 to 10 hr day.  Our steam jacketed pro series combination mash tun whiskey stills and ultra pro series combination  mash tun whiskey stills, allow the customer to do a mash cook and whiskey run in 8 hrs, including clean up.  Our 300 gallon stripping stills will do a stripping run in 2 hrs after reaching operating temp.   Our combination smash tun stills cost exactly the same price as our stills without the mash tun option.  A distillery can start with one of our combination mash tun stills and once their orders dictate, they can add a dedicated mash tun.  

Our 500 gallon steam fired mash tun stripping still costs $26,000.00 with built in crash cooling, that will give a 1/2 hr crash cooling time.  With the correctly sized boiler, heat up to operating temp for distilling is 41 minutes and you can do a complete stripping run in 2 hrs after operating temp is reached.  These units have a 304 stainless inner boiler, that is over 1/4" thick stainless steel.  They have both a steam jacket and an insulation jacket..  Mirror polish inside and out with internal copper components that give more copper vapor interaction than an all copper pot still.  417-778-6100 paul@distillery-equipment.com  We offer a complete line of equipment including steam boilers.

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