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Odin last won the day on October 14 2019

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About Odin

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

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  1. Haf from Wales will make grain to glass with iStill! https://istillblog.com/2020/04/06/haf-leyshon-from-wales/ Regards, Odin.
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    Odin on Gin

    Creative with gin and more: https://istillblog.com/2020/04/05/sunday-in-time-of-corona/ Regards, Odin.
  3. The more to the right and/or up you go, the more flavor you create, so my choice is a pretty logical one. Sorry if it made your head spin, but then again, many of my posts have that tendency. Regards, Odin.
  4. Super-fast delivery to North America! Yes we can! https://istillblog.com/2020/04/03/super-fast-production-delivery-istill-style/ Regards, Odin.
  5. Last week we started a new serie of short articles on challenges (known and unknown) craft distillers face. Distilling-wise not business- or corona-wise. The second article is about power management and its influence on cuts and smearing. I think the serie will give a nice view into our way of thinking ... and I hope the readers find it interesting as well as self promoting! https://istillblog.com/2020/04/02/aspects-of-distillation-2-power-management/ Regards, Odin.
  6. Very proud to announce that iStill Online is now ... online? Anyhow, go check it out! With two amazing videos on Yeast Management and Understanding Barrels ... Blog post: https://istillblog.com/2020/04/01/istill-online-is-live/ Direct access: https://www.istill.com/online Regards, Odin.
  7. Thanks for sharing your insights and passion, gentlemen! Some exciting news from iStill. We did a lot of thinking over the last year on education, training, and our world-wide presence, and how much effort it costs for us or for students or leads to sorta meet-up. Couldn't the internet help out? And if so, how? Later today, we launch iStill Online, an environment that supports rookies, students, as well as our customers in basically three "layers" of online-support. Customers can log-in, see their units, the latest software patches, get access to manuals, Q&A and support, and so much more. Students are the ones that followed our trainings. They can find training materials, questionaires, movies, as well as the test and their diploma, and Facebook support group. And then there is the rookie level, where anyone can register to be introduced to the world of advanced distilling. You can migrate from rookie to student by following the iStill University Course. Or by following the curriculum via online! Yes, that's new, we are migrating the theoretical parts of the course via iStill Online. There was already huge demand for it, so I am very happy & proud to take this direction. Where it leaves the current iStill University Course isn't certain yet. Maybe, when all the craze has gone, it will be back to normal ... or we'll keep doing the theoretical part online, and further beef-up the iStill HQ based training on actual practical things. Assembly, runs, cleaning, trouble shooting, etc. Anyhow, thought I'd share that info here, since it is exciting. Regards, Odin.
  8. Gentlemen, may I courteously suggest to you that we go back on topic? Not saying it does not deserve a discussion, but maybe it needs a place of its own? Regards, Odin.
  9. Instant service! A North American customer wants to up his hand-sanitizer production. He ordered the iStill 2000 that we had just assembled for showroom/university duty. He ordered last Friday, payment was in yesterday morning. We disassembled the unit right after. It was crated yesterday afternoon. And it is currently being put in an airplane to fly across the pond ... We still have one iStill 500 (full options) in the University, that is available for fast track ordering. Other units take 4 to 5 months, but we still have the possibility to put in extra shifts and produce units (like one a month) outside of normal batches. Just let us know if/where we can help. Regards, Odin.
  10. Bringing WHO formula 1 to mind is a very valuable addition to this thread. 80% ABV, 1.45% glycerol, 0.125% hydrogen peroxide. Made from 96% ethanol, 98% pure glycerol, and 3% hydrogen peroxide. I call upon everyone that reads this thread and considers producing hand-sanitizer to strictly follow their national/regional guidelines! I added a warning to the original post to do so. Regards, Odin
  11. Supplying distillers that supply health care institutions with hand sanitizer around the globe! Also in the USA. Read the review! https://istillblog.com/2020/03/30/love-in-the-time-of-corona/ Regards, Odin.
  12. Despite Corona - and yes we of course stopped giving the famous iStill University Courses for now - as far as production is concerned, it is business as usual. We have sanitary protocols in place. We limit the number of staff per hall tremendously. But we still push out 6 to 7 distilleries per week. Here's pictures of yesterday's orders being put on transport for 1. crating; 2. then shipment to ... well, all over the globe. https://istillblog.com/2020/03/27/business-as-usual/ Another update on Monday. We try to keep supplying our customers and - so far - are keeping up. Stay safe & healthy, Odin.
  13. All right. Remember the Sloe Motion post? If not, scroll up a bit and you'll find it. Joff, co-founder and director, asked if we could make a comparison of operating costs of the iStill and compare it to a traditional still, so that's what we did. The extensive article and in depth answer I gave him can be found at the iStill Blog. Here is his response to the number-crunching we did: "This is fantastic data, whether you’re interested in lowering the costs of your business or whether you want your business to reduce its’ impact on the environment – it’s a win-win scenario and you don’t get many of those these days. The iStill is the only responsible choice for the modern distillery. Thanks Odin and team." - Joff
  14. Today we started a new serie of short articles on challenges (known and unknown) craft distillers face. Distilling-wise not business- or corona-wise. The first one is about air pressure and its influence on cuts. I think the serie will give a nice view into our way of thinking ... and I hope the readers find it interesting as well as self promoting! https://istillblog.com/2020/03/26/aspects-of-distillion-1-air-pressure/ Regards, Odin.
  15. An update on iStill distilleries helping out by making hand-sanitizer: https://istillblog.com/2020/03/24/istill-distilleries-produce-hand-sanitizer/ Warning: not all countries use the same rules regarding hand-sanitation. Please follow the rules of your region or country strictly! Find inspiration in our example to help out in the above article, but check with local laws and care institutions on what is allowed, prescribed and needed! Regards, Odin.
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