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About Odin

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  • Birthday 02/28/1969

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    Building state-of-the-art distilling equipment, designing state-of-the-art drinks

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  1. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Contract distilling for a Belgium customer: https://istillblog.com/2018/12/10/istill-contract-distilling-2/ Regards, Odin.
  2. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Here's a blog post explaining more in depth why our stills are build from stainless steel instead of copper and how our catalysts help control sulfurs if that is an issue: https://istillblog.com/2018/12/10/copper-column-math/ Regards, Odin.
  3. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    And here is our new and revolutionary line of fermenters. In sizes of 2000 and 5000 liters (1300 and 550 gallon), they give you total control over alcohol and ester production: https://istillblog.com/2018/12/07/innovation-fermenting-made-easy/ Regards, Odin.
  4. Odin

    Odin on Gin

    Thanks for sharing Tom! Here's a video. iStill gin customer in Hong Kong ... I am in there as well for a second or two near the end. Regards, Odin.
  5. Odin

    Odin on Gin

    Here is a picture of us shipping another extractor to Australia. The extractor technology is an amazing tool for gin making. Regards, Odin.
  6. Odin

    Odin on Gin

    An interesting article on Genever AKA Dutch gin, the father of gin ... and maybe a trend's picking up? Anyhow, please read it and know that we can help with recipe formulation, if you wanna go down the road of this drink that was pre prohibition 7 times bigger than gin ... My team and I designed over 170 gins and genevers over the last decade. And believe me, it makes a heck of an interesting drink, especially if some barrel aging and maybe whiskey making is your thing. https://gin-mag.com/2018/11/26/dummies-guide-to-genever/ Regards, Odin.
  7. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Hi there! Behold, the next generation iStill Masher! it comes in 5,000 liter (1,300 gallon) and 2,000 liter (550 gallon) capacity. Fully automated and controlled for cost efficient and fully controlled mashing. https://istillblog.com/2018/12/03/innovation-mashing-made-easy/ Regards, Odin.
  8. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Final assembly on another iStill 2000 we'll be shipping to Colorado ... Regards & enjoy your weekend! Odin.
  9. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    We are starting up contract distilling iStill Style all over the world. Just finished a batch of 4,000 bottles of gin for Hong Kong .... in Amsterdam! For more info, if you are interested in contract distilling, please see: https://istillblog.com/2018/11/29/istill-contract-distilling/ Regards, Odin.
  10. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Wanna see what day 3 of the iStill Distilling Workshop looks like? Here you go: https://istillblog.com/2018/11/28/day-3-of-the-istill-workshop-in-amsterdam/ Regards, Odin.
  11. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Day 3 of the 4-day workshop on distilling has started! Gin making yesterday was great fun. Today, the students will finish a single malt whisky. Before that they'll make extracts, essences and a liqueur using the iStill Extractor. In between, we are cleaning out the i2000 after a run we did creating a gin for Chinese customers. And we are starting up a new batch of whisky. Milling, mashing then fermenting ... Regards, Odin.
  12. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Day 2 of the 4-day workshop! We started the day with a single malt whisky run on the iStill 500. The iStill 500 was also used to mash and ferment in. Why pump stuff around if it can be prevented, right? After that we dived into fermentation and how to influence flavor profiles during that all-important part of the spirits production process. Yeast pitching protocols where next, and after that it was gin time! After the theory it's now time for the students to actually make their own. Four groups, four gin recipes, the runs are going on as we speak (its 15h30 over here), and we'll choose a winner on the last day. That's Thursday. Here are some pics. More info on the third day of the workshop? I'll update you guys tomorrow. Regards, Odin.
  13. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Here are a few pictures from today's class. Students are making brandy on their iStills Mini. Very exciting stuff, especially the cuts for heads, hearts and tails and their effects on total taste profile. Regards, Odin.
  14. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    A good morning to y'all! We are starting another one of our 4-day workshops in a little over an hour here in Amsterdam. A total of 13 participants from - literally - all over the globe. Today, the students will be trained in my Holy Trinity of Distillation model that helps them make correct cuts and decide on correct taste profiles for their drinks. After that they'll all make brandy on the iStill Mini and practice both distilling and the noble art of cuts making. After that it will be my turn to talk about still design and what column, design, etc. helps you make what drink. After that, at the end of the day, we'll visit the Gouda cheese museum for some off-topic education and fun. After that its dinner & dutch gin tastings. And that is just the first day! I'll inform you on the second day tomorrow. Regards, Odin.
  15. Odin

    What ever happened to iStill?

    Here's Rene's lab set-up with the iStill Mini: Regards, Odin.